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Illinois Gaming

article Batavia may put cap on video gambling licenses (12/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- Even as the Batavia City Council expanded video gambling in the community to an eighth license-holder, aldermen set the stage for placing a limit on the...
article Mount Prospect open to more video gambling (11/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Mount Prospect is about to raise its stake in video gambling. The village board on Tuesday reacted favorably to a proposed ordinance that would raise the...
article Champaign council approves increase for video-gambling terminals (11/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- Businesses with video-gambling machines now have the option of adding one more after the city council voted Tuesday to increase the maximum allowed from...
article In Champaign, push to add more video-gambling machines has momentum (11/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- This past fiscal year, gamblers played a whopping $209.9 million on video gaming terminals around Champaign, losing $16.8 million. Next year, if the city...
article Video Gambling Ban Lifted In Unincorporated DuPage County (11/12/2019)
(Illinois) -- A decade-long ban on video gambling in unincorporated parts of DuPage County has been lifted. County officials voted 11 to 6 Tuesday in favor of repealing...
article Batavia considers allowing video gambling at Funway (11/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Batavia City Council is considering expanding video gambling to allow the Funway amusement center to add machines. The council also plans to review...
article Des Plaines mayor delays vote on lifting city's video gambling ban (10/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz on Monday tabled an ordinance that would have allowed video gambling in the city, effectively ending for now a push to...
article Rockford leaders okay video gambling operators to add more machines (10/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Rockford leaders give video gambling operators the chance to add more machines. City Council members approved a request to raise the number of machines...
article Schaumburg trustees to vote on video gambling (9/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Village of Schaumburg Trustee Marge Connelly is not opposed to video gambling coming to the area, but she’s adamant that it happen in what she...
article Springfield City Council Considers Changes To Video Gaming Rules (9/25/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Springfield City Council wants to make sure the city’s many video gaming parlors are playing by the rules. Video gambling establishments can...
article Casino revenues fall, but video gambling bolsters state's wagering (9/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Gamblers brought in more money for the state than ever before last year, even though casino revenues were down. Those were among the findings in a new...
article Illinois Suburb Trustees Vote On A Lesser Law For Video Gambling (9/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- On Tuesday, trustees of Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, suggested replacing the village’s outright ban on video gambling for the previous...
article Video gambling regrets? Long Grove officials raise concerns after granting sixth license (9/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- Some Long Grove village board members expressed concern about video gambling machines that are allowed at bars and restaurants in town as another...
article Springfield may cap number of businesses that can have video gambling (9/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- The five video gaming terminals that sit near the entrance of Main Gate Bar & Grill have been a boon for part-owner Bill Tinsley. “It’s huge,” Tinsley...
article Wheeling bans electronic sweepstakes machines (8/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- Village Attorney James Ferolo said the machines look like licensed video gaming machines and currently are not regulated under the Illinois Video Gaming...
article Will Schaumburg lift video gambling ban? (8/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Revisiting an issue raised during the election campaign in the spring, Schaumburg village board members Tuesday discussed ending their 7-year-old ban on...
article Businesses object to extra video gambling machines at Bloomington truck stops (8/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- Several bar owners and vendors of gambling machines told the City Council Monday proposed restrictions would give large truck stops an unfair advantage...
article Bloomington eyes new restrictions on video gambling machines (8/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- Proposed new gambling restrictions include capping the number of Bloomington establishments licensed for video gambling machines at about 60. At its work...
article Bloomington keeps video gambling on hold for now but favors OK for Parkview Inn (7/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- The City Council isn't ready to lift a moratorium banning the addition of new video gambling machines but a majority voiced support Monday night for...
article 'This is video gambling': Arlington Heights set to ban sweepstakes machines (7/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- Arlington Heights is set to join Mount Prospect, Mundelein and Huntley in banning electronic sweepstakes machines, which local officials say resemble video...
article There won't be a ban on new video gambling locations in Lake County (7/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- A proposed ban on new video gambling locations in unincorporated Lake County has been defeated and is unlikely to be considered again. The defeat comes...
article Community members express concerns over video gambling (7/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- There were no poker faces at Wednesday night's 'Betting on Rockford' forum. Everyone shared their opinion over video gambling in the stateline...
article Will County Board to vote on allowing video gaming this month (7/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- Will County is one step closer to potentially allowing video gaming in unincorporated areas. The County Board’s Legislative and Policy Committee...
article Illinois’ gaming expansion is law. When will we see sports betting, more video gambling? (7/5/2019)
(Illinois) -- Just because Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a massive gaming expansion into law, it doesn’t mean people can wager on St. Louis Cardinals games right...
24 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article New lawsuit targets ‘rogue’ video gambling company operating in Missouri (12/4/2019)
(Missouri) -- After watching the unchecked spread of potentially illegal video gambling terminals eat into his bottom line, the owner of a Missouri coin-operated game...
article EDITORIAL: Owners of illegal gambling machines need to testify (10/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- When Missouri legislators talked about convening hearings to investigate the spread of apparently illegal gambling machines in the state’s bars and...
article Missouri investigators launch probe into dozens of gas station gaming terminals (10/2/2019)
(Missouri) -- In what could be the first sign of a looming crackdown, the Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating 73 complaints of alleged illegal gambling machines in...
article Complaints of illegal gambling devices flood state (9/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri residents have identified at least 200 potentially illegal slot machines and other gambling devices in stores...
article Missouri getting complaints about unregulated gaming devices (9/26/2019)
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has received 84 complaints this year that identified at least 200 possibly illegal slot machines and other gaming devices...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Hunter clubs and hotels' gambling machines making $1.1 million in profits a day (11/7/2019)
(Australia) -- Clubs and hotels in the Hunter are making $1.1 million in profits every day from people playing gambling machines, the latest data from Liquor and Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Cambria welcomes first Video Gaming Terminals (10/27/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Donna Hurtack tried her luck at one of five Video Gaming Terminals on Thursday at the Keystone Restaurant and Truck Stop — the first legal Video...
article Gaming Control Board releases first video gaming report (10/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In its first-ever report on video gaming terminals, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue for August and September was $324,710. Two...
article First Few Weeks Of VGT Operations Fuel Truck Stops With $325K In Revenue (10/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The first revenue numbers on video gaming terminals (VGTs) from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) are in. The initial revenue report covers...
press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Posts First Video Gaming Terminal Revenue Reports (10/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the initial reports of revenue generated by Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at truck...
article Centre County truck stop one of first in Pennsylvania to open video gaming terminal (9/29/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Centre County’s first truck stop video gaming terminal lounge is open for business, aiming to create a mini-casino for visitors. After applying...
article Video gaming terminal lounge first to open at area truck stop (9/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Bald Eagle Travel Stop in McElhattan, Pa., is the first truck stop in Northcentral Pennsylvania to open a video gaming terminal lounge. The truck stop...
article PA Truck Stop Gambling Finally Rolls Out With Rutter’s VGT Parlor (8/19/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The list of gambling expansion markets that haven’t launched in Pennsylvania is getting smaller and smaller. As of Friday, video gambling...
article Rutter’s introduces video gambling games at its first store in central Pa. (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Now you can stop by one Rutter’s in central Pennsylvania for milk, gasoline and a chance to win big. The York County chain announced today it has...
article Rutter’s notches two more truck stop gambling licenses (7/10/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Owners of the Rutter’s convenience store chain came up aces Wednesday on two more of its applications to run mini-slots parlors at some of its...
article Lancaster Can Now Opt Out Of Gambling Terminals (7/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Lancaster County municipalities are rushing to pass resolutions banning video gaming terminals in their gas stations and truck stops. They’re...
article Lancaster can now opt out of video gambling terminals (7/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Lancaster County municipalities are rushing to pass resolutions banning video gaming terminals in their gas stations and truck stops. They're...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article City Council allows private doors for multiple co-owned video lottery casinos in same building (10/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls City Council gives final approval tonight to an ordinance that allows for a casino to have a private door between separate businesses...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia: Lottery official says gaming machines eating away profits (9/17/2019)
(Virginia) -- A Virginia lottery official is warning that unregulated gaming machines popping up in bars and convenience stores could hurt sales and cost the state...
article Virginia Lottery concerned ‘Gray Machines’ lead to declining sales (9/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- Representatives from Virginia Lottery rose concerns about “Gray Machines”, or slot-style gaming, during a presentation to the House...
article Virginia Lottery says unregulated skill machines could cost agency $140M a year in lost sales (9/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery told state lawmakers Monday that an ongoing surge of unregulated gaming machines could cost the agency $140 million in annual sales,...
article Virginia enters new era with gaming devices resembling slot machines (7/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- Non-Indian facilities in Virginia are now offering electronic gaming devices that resemble slot machines. The new era began with the debut of the first...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Ruling deals blow to developer’s bid to open betting parlor (9/6/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey developer has lost a round in its court battle to build a sports betting parlor on the site of a former racetrack. A federal judge said in...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New Historical Horse Racing Machine Developer Castle Hill Gaming Joins NTRA (7/17/2019)
(New York) -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Castle Hill Gaming has joined the organization. Since 2013, Castle Hill Gaming has...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Gaming

article Is it legal for bars, restaurants to have video gambling machines in Wisconsin? (7/12/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- After owners of a Middleton bar pleaded guilty to skimming cash from video gambling machines, News 3 Now started asking about whether it's legal for...
1 Article on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Defense Lawyers Say Macon DA's Call for New Law Means Gaming Machines Are Legal (7/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- The first lawyers to successfully challenge Macon Circuit District Attorney David Cooke’s practice of pursuing gambling charges against businesses...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article ‘Geez, Bill:’ Plummer says Brady offered him ethics post if he’d agree to back off ethics reform (12/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- Senator Bill Brady’s tenure as Minority Leader faces new uncertainty after Senator Jason Plummer, Brady’s former 2010 gubernatorial running...
article Video shows woman attack customer for coughing near her at Texas gas station, cops say (10/11/2019)
(Texas) -- Houston police are searching for two suspects in a Sept. 8 attack at a Valero gas station in Lockwood after the female suspect assaulted another woman playing...
article No more delay on ‘simulated gambling’ ban, Jacksonville City Council decides (10/10/2019)
(Florida) -- A bill passed Tuesday night eliminates a six-month enforcement delay on a law banning casino-style devices used in many video cafes. The city calls the...
article As video gaming terminals spread across Missouri, lawmakers could hear from company owners (9/3/2019)
(Missouri) -- The chairman of a committee debating the future of gambling in Missouri says he would welcome testimony from companies responsible for the spread of...
article Sinking Lid Policy in New Zealand’s Tararua District Found Ineffective in Reducing Spending on Pokies (4/3/2019)
(New Zealand) -- The so-called “sinking lid” policy on poker machines numbers, whose objective is to reduce the spending on pokies and the gambling-related...
article Authorities unclear on gaming devices now available in Hannibal area (2/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- Tri-State residents probably noticed gaming machines at various northeast Missouri convenience stores. They've popped up even though the Missouri...
article Gambling machines, cash seized from Mexia business (2/8/2019)
(Texas) -- An illegal gambling investigation leads to a seizure of several gaming machines and cash from a Mexia business. The Joint Criminal Apprehension Team,...
article Gambling firms agree to slash FOBT stakes in Northern Ireland (2/3/2019)
(UK) -- As has been covered ad infinitum, fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will see a massive reduction in max stakes come April, from the current £100 to...
article House passes bill outlawing 'fringe gambling' (2/2/2019)
(Utah) -- The House voted Friday to advance a bill that would prohibit so-called "fringe gambling" in Utah. The bill would close a loophole in Utah law...
article New Zealand TAB finally launches new fixed-odds betting platform (1/9/2019)
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand’s betting monopoly has finally unveiled its new fixed-odds betting platform, more than two years after it first announced its...
article Islandia residents' lawsuit against casino shouldn't proceed, judge says (12/27/2018)
(New Jersey) -- A federal bankruptcy court judge has recommended ruling in favor of Islandia and Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in a lawsuit filed by village...
article Sports minister resigns over chancellor's delay to gambling curb (11/1/2018)
(UK) -- Sports minister Tracey Crouch is understood to have resigned after the government refused to bring forward plans to curb controversial fixed-odds betting...
article Forest Park Voters Could Be First In Illinois To Remove Video Gambling (10/31/2018)
(Illinois) -- Forest Park could make history on Election Day as the first Illinois town where video gambling machines started operating — only to be removed by the...
article Bad news for online gamblers as Budget pushes up remote gaming duty by 6% from October next year (10/29/2018)
(UK) -- ONLINE gambling will become more expensive after Chancellor Philip Hammond hiked remote gaming duty by 6 per cent in today's Budget. The tax hike - which...
article UK government targets gambling industry with tax increases (10/29/2018)
(UK) -- Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond announced on Monday plans to increase taxes paid by offshore gambling companies from next year to offset lost tax...
article September VLT Play Down at Austintown Racino (10/12/2018)
(Ohio) -- After two months at $102 million, wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course dipped below the $100 million mark in...
article World Cup and VLTs drive OPAP growth (9/13/2018)
(Greece) -- OPAP CEO Damian Cope has claimed the company remains on course to deliver strategic objectives set out in its ‘2020 Vision’ roadmap after its...
article Gambling 'epidemic?' Hickory has more arcades than it does McDonald's. (8/31/2018)
(North Carolina) -- There’s a gambling “epidemic” in Senator Andy Wells’ hometown, he says, that’s been virtually untouched by the state...
article Man pleads not guilty in deadly video gambling stabbing (8/29/2018)
(Illinois) -- A man charged in stabbing someone to death over video gambling winnings has pleaded not guilty. Ray James entered his plea in court Wednesday. Police said...
article Nova Scotia Not Doing Anything to Use the Millions Received by VLTs to Help Problem Gamblers (8/9/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- The anti-VLT activist Bernie Walsh has blamed the province of Nova Scotia for stashing up the money collected and aimed at helping local problem...

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