Top Industry Updates

Top Industry Updates

SB 690 Re-Cap

The Illinois legislature passed this gaming expansion bill last spring and included several important amendments to the Video Gaming Act. Key outcomes of this Legislation include:… [READ MORE]

Opt-Out Municipalities

SMSIL has received several reports of local authority resistance to the addition of the sixth Video Gaming terminals. We need the support of every Terminal Operator and Licensed Establishment owner… [READ MORE]

Sweepstakes Machines

Unlike the video gaming terminals (“VGTs”) the state has regulated and taxed since 2012, so-called “sweepstakes machines” don’t pay similar taxes or fees to state or local government. … [READ MORE]

The Illinois Gaming Board has ordered the suspension of all Video Gaming Operations at all licensed video gaming establishments.

Right now, the shutdown is scheduled to last until April 30th, but the situation remains fluid. The IGB will continue to monitor and will advise us of any changes should they occur.

In the meantime, please be safe. We will keep you informed as new information comes in.