The money goes in, the buttons are pressed, and lady luck may show up.

Machine game names like Texas Dice, Vegas 7, Wonder Woman, and Spartacus.

The state of Illinois year-end gaming report shows over $32 billion were dropped in video gaming devices in 2018. Players won over $17 billion statewide. The state received $1.4 billion.

Now comes the local statistics from the Illinois Gaming Board website.

In the WSPY area, Yorkville leads with 17 establishments with Oswego, Plano, and Sandwich holding 13 business places. Oswego has 83 machines with Yorkville at 79 and Sandwich at 59.

The 2018 amount played shows Oswego at $40 million with Yorkville $34 million and Plano $23 million. Then there is the total won by players with Oswego $37 million, Yorkville $31 million, and Montgomery at $29 million.

That does not mean there are millionaires living in these towns.  According to state officials, players often replay those winnings instead of taking home earnings.

But local village and city governments are also winners in their share of the cash pot. Oswego led the way with $167,000 followed by Yorkville’s $140,000, Montgomery $127,000, Plano $98,000,Sandwich $81,000 and Sugar Grove $44,000.  Then Hinckley earned $24,000, Sheridan $18,000, Shabbona, $17,000 and Somonauk with $13,000.

In small municipalities, Newark, Leland, and Waterman earned $7,000 to $8,000 apiece, Big Rock $6,000, Millington $4,500, and Earlville $3,900.

In comparing statistics from 2017, Montgomery was the leader with $34,000 more. Oswego and Sandwich each increased by $31,000 in gaming revenue with Yorkville at $28,000 and Waterman at $18,000 additional cash.

State-wide, Springfield and Rockford are one and two in the number of gaming machines.

However in Illinois, casino and horse racetrack revenues are down while the lottery system is stagnant, according to a recent Peoria Journal Star report.  On the horizon, Illinois lawmakers are expected to consider sports betting.

Gaming revenues are split with business owners and terminal operators each taking in 35 percent, the state at 25 percent with municipalities at five percent.