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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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City will get five percent of revenue
1:12 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Monmouth Lifts Ban on Video Gambling

Monmouth allowed the use of video gaming for “amusement purposes” only. That did not include gambling although the ordinance was difficult to enforce.

The discussion was prompted by changes to state law that will allow video gaming this year. The proceeds will help pay for capital improvements.

City Administrator Eric Hanson says the city council discussed keeping the ban in place.

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