Two requests for video gaming licenses will be up for discussion during the Lake in the Hills Village Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday.

May’s Lake in the Hills LLC is seeking a liquor license and video gaming license to open up a 2,320-square-foot gaming cafe known as May’s Lounge on 273 N. Randall Road.

The proposed upscale cafe would offer locally crafted beers, wine, coffee and a casual food menu of breakfast foods, sandwiches, pizza and sweets. In a letter to the Village Board, May’s Lounge owner Joe Elias II said food and beverage sales would generate between $100,000 to $200,000 annually.
Under a change to the village code approved in August, May’s Lounge would be allowed to have up to six video gaming terminals.

The change also allows Dino’s Pizza and Pasta, 6 Miller Road, and any other business with 2,001 square feet to operate up to six terminals. Currently, Dino’s is seeking a license request to for a fifth machine.

In June 2018, the Village Board approved four video gaming terminals for Dino’s.

The state of Illinois imposes a 30% tax on the net terminal income of gaming machines. One sixth of this amount is collected and deposited into the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund.
The money is then distributed on a monthly basis across municipalities that have not prohibited video gaming.

The Committee of the Whole meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lake in the Hills Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate.