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Illinois 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...
article Lake County could block video gaming expansion (6/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Lake County officials are moving ahead with plans to prohibit the expansion of video gambling in unincorporated areas. The financial and administrative...
article Lake County closer to halting video gambling expansion (6/27/2019)
(Illinois) -- Lake County officials are moving ahead with plans to prohibit the expansion of video gambling in unincorporated areas. The financial and administrative...
article Video gambling coming to fair next year (6/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Some day, a visit to a state fair beer tent will mean a chance to get a cold one, maybe listen to some music and also do a little gambling if you are so...
article Lake County considers ban on new video gambling terminals (6/7/2019)
(Illinois) -- Pushing back against gambling expansion, Lake County officials are considering banning new video gambling licenses in unincorporated areas but say they...
article Some Orland Park businesses say video gambling is a good bet (6/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- For Michael Halleran, there are “no two ways about it,” Orland Park’s decision to allow video gambling has helped his business. Halleran...
article Illinois Video Gambling Tax Hike Will Be Decided by Lawmakers With Financial Ties to the Industry (5/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- With the Illinois General Assembly poised to consider a tax hike on video gambling, some key lawmakers and their family members have developed previously...
article Bier Stube owner joins fight against Illinois plan to hike video-gaming tax (5/24/2019)
(Illinois) -- Small-business owners across Illinois are fighting Gov. J.B. Pritzker's plan to raise taxes on revenue from video-gaming terminals, which currently...
article Video gambling begins in Illinois (5/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- Video gaming went live earlier today as the state officially began allowing legalized video gambling at bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal...
article Decatur collected $6 million from video gambling. One city official says 'this is not what we bargained for.' (5/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- It's been almost seven years since Illinois' first legalized video gambling machines went online, and since then, the city of Decatur has collected...
article Illinois bars, VFWs upset over Gov. Pritzker's plan to increase video gaming taxes (5/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- The owner of Crehan’s Irish Pub in Belleville, has five video gaming terminals, and is worried about the governor’s budget proposal to increase...
article Video gaming operators float alternative to Pritzker’s tax hike (5/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- If the state of Illinois wants more revenue from video gambling, one gaming industry executive said Thursday, lawmakers should loosen betting restrictions...
article The New Gold Rush: Illinois Lawmakers Are Growing Worried as Neighbors Move to Expand Gambling (5/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- 1) Welcome to Kentucky, where the gambling industry was “buying its own regulator.” Horse racing tracks in Kentucky were paying to regulate...
article Video gambling industry: Don't raise taxes; raise the bets (5/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- If the state of Illinois wants more revenue from video gaming, one gaming industry executive said Thursday, lawmakers should loosen betting restrictions...
article Business owners wage preemptive fight against video gambling tax hike (5/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- Randy Rehmer, owner of Waterloo’s Double R Bar just south of East St. Louis, says raising taxes on video gambling will eat at the $70,000 he makes...
article Video gambling supporters push back on Pritzker’s proposed tax hike on terminal revenue (4/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling supporters are pushing back against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to nearly double the state’s tax on the betting terminals. Barry...
article Illinois leads nation in non-casino slots (4/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois offers more locations to gamble and more machines to play than Nevada — and every other state in the nation. The state boasts boasts 30,384...
article Washington officials think new video gambling license fees are a good bet (4/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- City Council members on Monday took another swing at raising video gambling license fees. After tabling a proposal from city staff a week earlier, aldermen...
article Video slot revenue helps small towns (4/7/2019)
(Illinois) -- Revenue from slot machines have been a “godsend” for Knoxville, according to Mayor Dennis Maurer. In 2018 15 video gambling machines brought in...
article Campton Hills video gambling proponents see progress despite referendum result (4/6/2019)
(Illinois) -- Nearly 54 percent of voters in Campton Hills weighed in against allowing video gambling in the village in this week's election, but Trustee Nick Girka...
article Campton Hills residents vote to keep video gambling ban (4/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- Campton Hills residents on Tuesday sent a message that they don't want video gambling in their community. As part of an advisory referendum in Tuesday...
29 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

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...
press release Lancaster County Video Gaming Terminal Opt-Outs Due to the Gaming Control Board by August 31 (7/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced the process for municipalities in Lancaster County to opt-out of the placement of Video Gaming...
article Legislation would allow Lancaster communities to opt out of video gaming terminals (6/28/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House recently passed legislation that would allow Lancaster County municipalities to prohibit video gaming terminals (VGTs) at local truck...
article Bill would allow local opt-out for video gaming terminals (5/24/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A new bill in the Pennsylvania Senate would allow municipalities to prohibit video gaming terminals in their communities. Truck stops are applying to...
article Pennsylvania Senate bill to opt out of video gambling machines clears committee, vote eyed in June (5/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- A state Senate bill allowing municipalities in Lancaster County to opt out of a law expanding video gambling machines at truck stops has cleared a...
article Hermitage business granted conditional approval for video gaming terminals (4/25/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two years ago, Pennsylvania's gaming expansion allowed for truck stops to offer gambling on up to five video gaming terminals (VGTs). One stop in...
article Hermitage Tic Toc may get gambling machines (4/22/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is quietly moving to allow gambling at more than 40 truck stops — including one site in Hermitage — and five mini-casinos...
11 Total Articles 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

Virginia Gaming

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...
article Tic-Tac-No? Queen of Virginia games banned in Charlottesville (6/18/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Queen of Virginia’s reign in the Commonwealth appears to have taken a bit of a tumble, at least in one city. The games, which have been popping...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Lawsuit could halt spread of video gambling terminals (6/24/2019)
(Missouri) -- A western Missouri prosecutor's lawsuit against a gambling machine provider could halt the proliferation of video gambling terminals in the state....
article A lawsuit by one county prosecutor could help slow spread of video gambling terminals in Missouri (6/23/2019)
(Missouri) -- A court case in western Missouri could help decide whether the state can shut off a pipeline of potentially illegal gambling machines flooding into the...
article Missouri Gaming Association Opposes Expanded Video Slot Terminals (4/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- A bill to expand gaming in Missouri may be running out of time in the current legislative session, but that doesn’t mean it’s an issue that...
article Video slot machine proposal brings support, criticism around Missouri (4/19/2019)
(Missouri) -- A proposed bill in Missouri could lead to more video slot machines inside businesses and has supporters claiming the plan could generate at least $100...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Band of Choctaw

press release Pearl River becomes first casino in Mississippi with video game gambling (4/3/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort is pleased to announce the addition of two exciting new and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Pennsylvania Police Arrest Illegal Video Gambling Kingpin, End 11-Year Operation (7/13/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambling industry in Pennsylvania has seen a considerable development in the past several months bringing more to the local players and improving...
article Call to bring forward FOBTs reduction (7/9/2018)
(UK) -- The pressure to bring forward the changes to the stakes set by the UK government for fixed odds betting machines (FOBTs) is mounting.
article Joliet liquor store says kiosk was no gambling device (6/27/2018)
(Illinois) -- A downtown liquor store has filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse a Joliet liquor commissioner finding. Bashir and Sons, which operates the Ranch Liquors...
article Betting machine stakes cut to £2 (5/17/2018)
(UK) -- The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced to £2 under new rules unveiled by the government. Currently, people can bet up to...

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