Illinois Gaming Board

Illinois Video Gaming
4:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Video Gaming Revenue Up in Galesburg

Video Gaming
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The city of Galesburg is experiencing the financial benefits from the state's decision to allow businesses to install video gaming machines, just as some new establishments are looking to cash in.

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Rollout a Long Time Coming
10:11 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Video Poker Now Available in Illinois

You can now win money from playing video poker at Illinois bars.  

There are 65 establishments in Illinois that can legally pay out for video gaming wins and many more are awaiting the go-ahead from the state.

The rollout has been long time in coming. Illinois lawmakers approved video poker in 2009 but it's taken a few years for regulators to set it up.

"It's All About Wine,” which is a wine shop and bar in Springfield, is one of the more than 300 bars, fraternal organizations and truck stops that have a license to operate video poker machines.

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