West Chicago overturned its 2010 ban on video gambling Monday in a 9-to-5 city council vote. Pictured is the video gambling area of a restaurant in another town. Scott C. Morgan | Staff Photographer)


The West Chicago City Council voted 9 to 5 on Monday in favor of allowing video gambling. Proponents of overturning the city ban pointed out that every municipality surrounding West Chicago has allowed video gambling, and that the city’s businesses needed to have a level playing field to compete. Opponents cited a 2018 city referendum when 69 percent of voters chose to opt out of video gambling, which was made legal in Illinois in 2009.

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November 2, 2021 at 04:23PM