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Illinois Gaming

article Orland Park could see more than $460,000 from video gambling, study says (11/18/2017)
(Illinois) -- A recently completed study on the economic impact of allowing video gambling in Orland Park estimates the village could realize more than $460,000 in...
article For first time, Illinois’ revenue from video gaming surpasses casinos (10/24/2017)
(Illinois) -- For the first time, Illinois is now getting more revenue from local video gaming machines than from casinos. A new state report on the revenue shift...
article Video gaming revenue surpasses riverboat casino revenue for first time (10/23/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gaming revenue collected by the state of Illinois surpassed riverboat casino revenue for the first time in 2017. According to a new report from the...
article Illinois Video Gambling Terminals Generate More Tax Revenue Than Riverboat Casinos (10/21/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling terminals (VGTs) inside Illinois bars and eateries where liquor is served delivered $296 million in tax revenue to state coffers during the...
article Washington council approves video gambling restrictions, lifts moratorium (10/3/2017)
(Illinois) -- Changes in the city’s video gambling ordinance that essentially prevent a video gambling café from opening in Washington were approved Monday by the...
article Illinois video gambling revenue continues to grow (9/16/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling revenues are continuing to rise, five years after terminals were legalized in Illinois. An annual wagering report from the Illinois...
article Five years after introduction, study says video gambling leading to crime upticks (9/13/2017)
(Illinois) -- September marked the five-year anniversary of video gaming legalization in Illinois. A new report claims that the societal costs of gambling may not be...
article Aurora enacts 6-month moratorium on new video gambling licenses (9/13/2017)
(Illinois) -- The Aurora City Council has enacted a six-month moratorium on awarding any new video gambling licenses. Approval came despite opposition from several...
article Park Board holds off video gaming machines at Westview for a month (9/13/2017)
(Illinois) -- A decision on whether to install two video gaming machines in the pro shop at Westview Golf Course is being delayed a month to provide time for more public...
article Video gambling continues to grow in communities (9/13/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling continues to set new highs 5 years after terminals were legalized in Illinois, with Springfield leading the state in terminal numbers and...
article East Dundee puts cap on video gambling (9/11/2017)
(Illinois) -- East Dundee officials voted Monday to limit video gaming and liquor licenses, which will require any new applicants face the Village Board and request...
article Video gaming continues to grow; Springfield leads Illinois with 635 terminals (9/11/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling continues to set new highs five years after terminals were legalized in Illinois, with Springfield leading the state in terminal numbers and...
article Aurora considers 6-month video gambling moratorium (9/7/2017)
(Illinois) -- The Aurora City Council will vote next week on a six-month moratorium on new video gambling terminal licenses in the city. The moratorium would give city...
article No end in sight to video gambling (8/25/2017)
(Illinois) -- While many Illinois cities had hoped market saturation eventually would do what the state has failed to do – impose a ceiling on the growth of video...
article Video Gambling Linked to Crime Spike: Study (8/23/2017)
(Illinois) -- A new study led by economists at the University of Illinois suggests that access to video gambling is responsible for an increase of violent crime and...
article East Dundee to consider limiting video gambling licenses (8/16/2017)
(Illinois) -- East Dundee trustees are expected to vote next month on an ordinance placing a cap on the number of gaming licenses issued in town, Village Administrator...
article Alderman: ‘We don’t need video gambling cafes in Washington’ (8/15/2017)
(Illinois) -- The two newest members of the City Council spoke out strongly Monday in favor of changes recommended in the city’s video gambling ordinance. Aldermen...
article Who gets biggest cut of video gambling pie? (8/10/2017)
(Illinois) -- With gaming revenue on the increase in South Beloit, Rockton and Roscoe, one city councilor is hoping to keep more of the revenue local. In a Monday...
article Deli with video gambling may be built in Oswego (7/19/2017)
(Illinois) -- A developer wants to open a deli with video gambling machines in Oswego. Bryan Sterbenz pitched his concept during Tuesday's Oswego Village Board...
article Grocery store's video gambling opens new wagering frontier in suburbs (7/19/2017)
(Illinois) -- There's more than just booze behind the new bar inside Antioch's Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Shoppers can find four video gambling machines there...
article Gambling machines saturating Springfield (7/8/2017)
(Illinois) -- Every year the number of gaming machines in Springfield continues to grow, according to city officials. There are currently 682 video gaming terminals in...
article Cary Village Board rejects Bella's Bistro Market video gambling proposal (7/4/2017)
(Illinois) -- The Cary Village Board rejected a request for a video gambling license for Bella's Bistro Market after postponing the vote twice over concerns that the...
article Video gaming brings cities of Mattoon, Charleston revenue (7/2/2017)
(Illinois) -- Five years after the first legalized video gaming machine went online, Illinois now has one terminal for every 481 residents -- a ratio so big, so...
article Editorial: Gambling not the way to prop up budgets (7/2/2017)
(Illinois) -- Consider this data to grasp the impact of gambling locally: $57.6 million was put into video-gaming terminals last year in Bloomington, which collected $...
24 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi Casinos Oppose Video Gambling In Gas Stations (11/18/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casino operators would not oppose a state lottery that sells paper tickets – but they would oppose video gambling in places like...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Islandia Village to consider law allowing hotel/gaming facility (11/13/2017)
(New York) -- The Islandia Village Board voted unanimously Monday to propose a law that could help stop a legal effort to shutter the Suffolk OTB video lottery casino at...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Sioux Falls City Council: Video lottery doesn't belong in residential neighborhood (11/8/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls City Council isn't a fan of video lottery in residential neighborhoods. Sioux Falls businessman Gary Cone earlier this fall applied...
article New generation of video lottery out-produces ‘legacy’ machines (8/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The new generation of video lottery terminals now produces more net machine income than the original terminals do, even though nearly twice as many old...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Investigating Truck Stop Casinos (11/7/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Video poker has been legal in Louisiana since 1991. You’ll find truck stop casinos with video poker machines along interstates and highways. For...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article VGTs: Pros, Cons, Facts, And Figures On The New Truck Stop Installations (11/6/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania truckers and legislators alike sit on both sides of the aisle when it comes to legislating video gaming terminals (VGTs) and allowing them...
article Pennsylvania OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops (10/30/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet...
article Truckers have mixed feelings on gambling changes (10/28/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Truckers at the Flying J Restaurant on Friday afternoon were split on Pennsylvania's proposed expansion of gambling by installing video poker...
article Video gaming jams progress on casino fix (10/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Millions of dollars in taxable revenue is just waiting to be collected in Pennsylvania, but state lawmakers are reluctant to make it happen, according...
article Video gaming machines in Pa. bars? Not so fast (9/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- July is usually the busiest time of the year for sales from the to-go cooler at McStew’s Irish Pub in Levittown. In 2016, takeout sales accounted...
article BLOG: Why A New Study On VGTs Could Impact Online Gambling In PA (9/3/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Senate hearing on video gambling terminals (VGTs) is not until Sept. 19. That should give Pennsylvania lawmakers a chance to peruse some...
article New Study Linking Crime To Video Gaming Terminals Could Impact PA Online Gambling (8/29/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The issue of video gaming terminals apparently isn’t going away in Pennsylvania, both in terms of the state budget and talks related to a gaming...
article Could VGTs Or Online Gambling Really Kill Pennsylvania’s “Golden Goose”? (8/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- If there’s a reason why the road to legalized and regulated online gambling in Pennsylvania has been such a long and arduous one, it’s that...
article PA Senate Committee To Discuss VGTs At September Hearing As Issue Of Illegal Machines Comes To Forefront (8/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Passing a gaming reform package that includes the legalization of online gambling and daily fantasy sports will be a top priority when the Pennsylvania...
article Legal gambling in bars can solve state budget crisis, owners say (8/12/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Flanked by fellow tavern owners and state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, Jack’s Tavern owner Jerry McArdle warned that if video...
article Hold Please...Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Bill Stuck In Legislature (7/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Hope is not lost. However, it is a disappointing week for Pennsylvania online gambling supporters. It looked oh-so-close to the bill becoming law, but...
article Las Vegas Billionaire Behind Ads Opposing Video Gaming In Pa. (7/3/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As state lawmakers struggle to find ways to balance the state’s budget deficit, some say it’s time to legalize video gaming terminals...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article OP/ED: It's a gamble, but Indiana should look at legalizing video gaming (10/27/2017)
(Indiana) -- Just 1,200 people live in Monroeville, and back in 2006 it almost seemed as though there was an illegal gambling machine for each of them. “Cherry...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas Shooter's Gambling Draws New Attention to High-Stakes Video Poker (10/5/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las...
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Foxwoods Adds Skill-based Video Game Gambling Machines (9/1/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Finally, I have a chance to even the odds, or at least influence them, I think as Nothin’ but Net begins. The basketball game is one of two skill-...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Slot machine retailers taking advantage of new state law (7/26/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Limited Video Lottery retailers are already taking advantage of a new state law that allows them to move around video lottery machines to better...
article Under new law, WV bars adding video lottery machines (7/26/2017)
(West Virginia) -- In the past few weeks, nearly 200 West Virginia bars and clubs offering limited video lottery have taken advantage of a new law increasing the maximum...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Worried About Video Poker, Cooper Vetoes Casino Night Bill (7/14/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Wednesday that would make casino nights and some raffles already run by nonprofits officially legitimate, citing...
article Our Opinion: Charity game nights under fire as lottery gambling continues (7/14/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill authorizing charity game nights for fear that the gambling law carve-out would become a Trojan horse for video poker...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Poker machine reforms slammed by anti-gambling advocates (7/7/2017)
(Australia) -- Under the changes ­announced by the state ­government yesterday, pokie ­licences will be doubled to 20 years and club venue operators will...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article Off The Wall: Debate Over Gambling Machines At Pennsylvania Bars Could Doom Online Poker (6/28/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Is the Keystone State going to let online poker players down once again? For about five years Pennsylvania has looked at legalizing and regulating...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Fears over betting lobby’s influence on MPs in fixed-odds terminal debate (11/4/2017)
(Internet) -- A new row over fixed-odds betting has erupted, amid claims that potential conflicts of interest are distorting parliamentary debate on the issue. Last week...
article York County says no to mini casinos, considers video gaming terminals (10/27/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers approved expanded gambling this week to end the budget stalemate. Leaders in at least one Midstate County are considering the idea for...
article Residents to vote on whether to end VLT ban in Coaldale (10/11/2017)
(Alberta) -- In addition to voting for the next town council, residents of Coaldale will also have the chance to weigh in on whether to bring Video Lottery Terminals (...
article N.S. in tax fight with Ottawa over lottery terminals on reserves (9/26/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- Nova Scotia and the federal government are battling in court over $50-million in potential tax revenues from video lottery terminals operated on First...
article Jim Dey: Video gambling putting heat on casinos (9/21/2017)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling in Illinois continues to grow at a rapid pace, while casino gambling is enduring a slow decline. That's according to the 2016 annual...
article Local gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices (9/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A local distributor of a cash-yielding game found in a number of convenience stores in Racine County is suing the state Department of Revenue, arguing it...
article Champaign council to review proposed video-gambling restrictions (9/18/2017)
(Illinois) -- This week, the city council will comb through proposed regulations on video gambling, including a new license for gambling-centric establishments. Video...
article SC men plead guilty to operating video gambling ring (9/18/2017)
(South Carolina) -- Three South Carolina men pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to Conducting an Illegal Gambling Business, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake....
article Trio from Myrtle Beach plead guilty to conducting gambling business (9/18/2017)
(South Carolina) -- On Monday, United States Attorney Beth Drake announced three men pleaded guilty to charges related to a gambling business. Lawson Mangum, 65, Anthony...
article PT's Gold opens new location in Centennial Hills (9/14/2017)
(Nevada) -- A new PT’s Gold has opened in the Centennial Hills area of northwest Las Vegas. PT’s Entertainment Group, a division of Golden Entertainment,...
article Gresham gamblers lose $25 million from video lottery (9/9/2017)
(Oregon) -- Feeling lucky? Maybe you shouldn't. New numbers show the long odds of winning big on an Oregon Lottery video terminal. In the past year, Gresham's...
article Despite rise of video gaming, gambling revenue drops in Aurora, Elgin (9/1/2017)
(Illinois) -- In the years after the Grand Victoria Casino came to Elgin, the city put the tens of millions of dollars generated by the casino toward solving...
article Anglicare releases report showing economic benefits of removing pokies from pubs and clubs (8/10/2017)
(Australia) -- Removing poker machines from pubs and clubs will bring significant economic benefits to the state, says a new report. The report, to be released by...
article Adams Revenue Revue: New casinos plus more VLTs equals a healthy increase in June (8/10/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Call it doubling down. Five new casinos in New York, Maryland and Kansas, combined with 2,000 additional video lottery terminals in Illinois and South...
article Manitoba Has the Second-Highest Number of VLTs in Canada (8/5/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A reader and friend called last week and he was somewhat amazed at how much money gets poured into slot machines in rural towns. That raises the question...
article Illinois Piggly Wiggly spins a controversy with video gambling machines (7/21/2017)
(Illinois) -- Piggly Wiggly has a long history of innovation and dazzling consumers. The company’s first store, which opened in Memphis back in 1916, was by most...
article Gaming machine fraud leads to detention (7/15/2017)
(New Zealand) -- Two out of three of the defendants found guilty in June this year of ‘Obtaining by deception’ in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of...
article UPDATED: Gambling machines seized after searches of Z-Mart, other locations (7/15/2017)
(Scotland) -- Though the Z-Mart store was searched as part of a joint investigation Thursday for "promoting gambling", the gambling machines that were seized...
article Agents confiscate 14 gambling machines, $4k from Goose Creek businesses (7/14/2017)
(South Carolina) -- Authorities say 14 gambling machines and more than $4,000 were confiscated from a number of businesses during investigations in Goose Creek.
article Florida Judge Changes His Mind On Slot Machines Ruling (sub req.) (7/13/2017)
(Florida) -- A judge in Tallahassee, Florida, has reversed an earlier decision about pre-reveal games that opponents argue are just unregulated and illegal slot machines...

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