Gambling Revenue Falling In IllinoisPush continues to add new casinos up north & slot machines at racetracks like Fairmount Park in Collinsville
State Issues Video Gambling Licenses to Illegal OperatorsThe Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Legality of Sweepstakes Machines Questioned in ReportThe legality of machines similar to video gambling, but aren’t subject to the same regulations, is being questioned in a new report.
Update On Video Gaming Bill In IllinoisSponsor of legislation that could affect future of Fairmount Park in Collinsville says 2 factors are key.
Illinois Bars and Clubs Rush to Get Piece of Video ActionVideo gamblers in Illinois lost $106 million in the first half of the year, meaning tens of thousands of dollars for the bars and clubs that have the machines and extra cash for state and city governments.
Illinois Bars Already Profiting From Video GamblingBob Waddell owns a bar outside Keyesport in Clinton County in southwestern Illinois. He made $9,778 in video gambling in December.
Illinois Draws $346K from Video Gambling in First MonthExactly how cash-strapped Illinois' fortunes shake out with the state's long-awaited gambling expansion remain to be seen, though the first numbers appear to illustrate the wagering option's popularity — at least for now.
Video Gambling Returns to IllinoisVideo gambling is up and running in Illinois, at least on a limited basis, and other venues are expected to go live in the coming weeks.
Illinois Gears Up for the Start of Video GamblingMore than three years after the state approved video gambling, the first batch of machines is arriving at bars, veterans' establishments and truck stops.
Illinois Video Gambling in Trouble“We haven’t gotten one penny from the video gambling because of bureaucratic bungling,"