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Ontario Gaming

article Province appealing court ruling allowing slot-like games in Ontario bars (1/20/2019)
(Ontario) -- You sit in front of a screen, slide in your cash card, press a "spin" button and watch a wheel of symbols go around and around, hoping for a match...
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Illinois Gaming

article How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost (1/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- The machines, which legislators said would generate billions of dollars in revenue for the cash-strapped state, are spread out over 6,800 establishments,...
article Waukegan officials call for review of 'arbitrary' rules related to video gambling sites (1/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Less than a year after approving regulations aimed at reining in the proximity of video gambling locations, the Waukegan City Council may need to take...
article How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost (1/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state. A decade later, that hasn’t happened. Now, legislators...
article How We Analyzed Video Gambling in Illinois (1/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- For our series, “The Bad Bet: How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost,” ProPublica Illinois examined video gambling across the state, the...
article City of Moline cashing in on video gambling boom (12/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- Gambling machines in Moline could soon come with a hefty price tag. That's because city leaders are looking at upping the charges for machine owners....
article Joliet approves 1-year moratorium to limit number of new video gambling licenses (12/5/2018)
(Illinois) -- Bars, restaurants and other liquor license holders in Joliet won’t be able to seek new video gambling licenses for at least a year, unless they...
article Mount Prospect grants Pap's village's first license for video gambling (12/5/2018)
(Illinois) -- About three months after Mount Prospect trustees voted to allow video gambling in town, the village now has its first venue for it. The village board on...
article Rolling Meadows to get first video gambling cafe (12/5/2018)
(Illinois) -- Rolling Meadows is set to get its first video gambling cafe, offering five machines for players to test their luck, along with a full menu of food and...
article State may look at fast spread of video gambling (12/4/2018)
(Illinois) -- Video poker machines are more prevalent and profitable than ever before, according to a new state report. That has some lawmakers and local leaders looking...
article Joliet council votes on partial moratorium for video gambling (11/30/2018)
(Illinois) -- Joliet for the second time in two years is taking action to try to control the growth of video gambling in the city. The Joliet City Council votes Tuesday...
article Video gambling machines shut down in town (11/30/2018)
(Illinois) -- The lights are out, the plugs are pulled and the video gaming machines have officially been shut down in Forest Park. After the Cook County Clerk certified...
article State may look at spread of video gambling (11/26/2018)
(Illinois) -- Video poker machines are more prevalent and profitable than ever before, according to a new state report. That has some lawmakers and local leaders looking...
article Gamble pays off: Gambling revenues reach record high; numbers up locally, too (11/25/2018)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling has seen significant growth in Illinois, with revenues increasing by more than 75 percent in just the last 3 years, a new state report...
article Report: Video gambling sees significant growth in Illinois (11/24/2018)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling has seen significant growth in Illinois, with revenues increasing by more than 75 percent in just the last three years, a new state report...
article 'It exploits people': Oak Park to ban electronic ‘sweepstakes’ machines in village (11/20/2018)
(Illinois) -- Hoping to close any loopholes that may be exploited, the Oak Park board of trustees on Nov. 19 voted to ban electronic sweepstakes machines from operating...
article 'Little baby casinos': Huge growth in video gambling boosts Illinois gaming revenue to record levels, but at what cost? (11/14/2018)
(Illinois) -- Full meals used to be on the menu at La Cabana Mexican Restaurant in Melrose Park, but now the small storefront sells only steak tacos. These days, many...
article Nick in the AM: Peoria proposes doubling video-gambling license fees (11/14/2018)
(Illinois) -- Good morning, troops. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 13. The city of Peoria is proposing to increase its video-gambling license fee to help plug a $6 million...
article Residents vote video gambling out of town (11/13/2018)
(Illinois) -- After two years of debate, video gambling has officially been outlawed in Forest Park by the slimmest of margins. With all 11 precincts reporting –...
article Video gambling equivalent of 24 new casinos (11/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- The addition of video gambling in Illinois is now the equivalent of having more than 24 casinos. That's according to details from the recently released...
article Video Gambling Outlawed Just 2 Years After Its Approval in Forest Park (11/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- Video gambling has now officially been outlawed in west suburban Forest Park after nearly 6,000 residents voted on the binding referendum in last weeks...
article Forest Park votes to ban video gambling in history-making referendum (11/7/2018)
(Illinois) -- Voters in Forest Park have chosen to ban video gambling after a hard-fought campaign. About 52 percent of those who cast ballots in the near west suburb...
article Pro, anti-video gamers trade claims in Review interview (10/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- A pair of Forest Park bar owners and two video gambling opponents debated the pros and cons of video gambling at the Forest Park Review office on Oct. 11,...
article Niles Video Gambling Regulation Changes Allows More Signage (10/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- Niles trustees approved changes to their village ordinance governing video gambling on a split vote during a special Tuesday, Oct. 9 village board meeting...
article Underage stings target video gambling (10/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- If police want to check the age of people drinking alcohol, they can check IDs to see if they are at least 21 years old. If they want to check a saloon...
article Elgin looking at video gambling fees to fund social services (10/11/2018)
(Illinois) -- The city of Elgin will be looking at establishing an annual fee for video gambling, and the proceeds would fund grants for social service agencies.
article Aurora council to vote on first exemption to new video gambling rules so restaurant can open on East Side (9/23/2018)
(Illinois) -- The Aurora City Council may approve an exemption to its new video gambling law so a new restaurant can open on the far East Side. It would be the first...
article Rockford Park District rolls the dice on video gambling machines (8/28/2018)
(Illinois) -- The Rockford Park District is on the verge of installing video gambling machines at four of its golf courses, along with the Riverview Ice House, the...
article Orland Park businesses seek OK for video gambling after ban lifted (8/15/2018)
(Illinois) -- At least seven Orland Park businesses have filed paperwork with state regulators seeking to offer video gambling since the village board voted Aug. 6 to...
article Hanover Park extends video gambling to golf establishments (7/21/2018)
(Illinois) -- The Hanover Park village board approved a measure this week that expands video gambling to golf establishments. The village's original ordinance...
article Mount Prospect Tentatively Approves Video Gambling (7/20/2018)
(Illinois) -- Mount Prospect trustees Tuesday (July 17) took one more step toward allowing video gambling in the village. Board members approved the first of two...
article Round Lake Park considering request for video gambling at Thorntons (7/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- Patrons of the potential next video gambling location in Round Lake Park will also be able to fill their gas tanks or buy some snacks for the road.
31 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Chesapeake could get 700 slot-style gambling machines if Rosie's Gaming Emporium opens (1/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- After getting the go-ahead in Hampton, the new owners of the Colonial Downs horse racing track outside of Richmond hope to bring 700 slot-style gambling...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Penn National Expanding Into 20 Pennsylvania Truck Stops (1/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The first video gaming terminals (VGTs) in Pennsylvania are forthcoming, courtesy of a new partnership between Penn National Gaming and Rutter’s...
article Rutter’s seeking VGTs for area (1/7/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- If plans come to fruition, gamblers might be able to go to Duncansville to play on video gaming terminals, similar to slot machines. Rutter’s...
article Video gaming terminals coming to truck stops in Berks County (1/7/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Five establishments in Berks County have filed applications with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to operate video gaming terminals. VGTs are part...
article Bill would allow cities the option of allowing video game terminals at truck stops (12/27/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill recently introduced in the state Senate would give municipalities the option to allow video gaming terminals (VGTs) at truck stops within their...
article Internet gaming, VGTs coming to Pa. in early 2019 (12/2/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania regulators continue to roll out new forms of gambling authorized by the legislature a year ago, it appears Internet gaming will launch...
article Police: Man made $7 million from illegal gambling machines in western Pa. (8/29/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A man accused of earning more then $7 million from illegal gambling machines is headed to trial. Anthony Zenner faced a Washington County judge...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article Could Horse Racing’s Past Save Its Future? Illinois, Virginia Look to Historical Gaming Machines for Slot-Like Revenues (1/6/2019)
(USA) -- It’s no secret the equine industry has been experiencing hard times. But in Illinois and Virginia, two major horse racing and breeding states, there...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Remember VGTs? Well, They Are Coming To PA In Early 2019 (12/21/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Keno, online lottery and sports betting are already underway in Pennsylvania. In a few months, online casinos will launch. So, too, will a point of...
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Australia Gaming

article Gaming machines added AU$8.3 billion to Australian economy in 2016-17, report finds (9/13/2018)
(Australia) -- Electronic gaming machines (EGMs) contributed AU$8.32 billion to the Australian economy in 2016-17 and provided direct employment to 46,660 people, a new...
article Australians Left with Few Online Poker Choices (9/3/2018)
(Australia) -- When the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill passed through the various stages of the Australian Parliament in 2017, it began to look like a version of...
article 'A poker machine in your lounge room': How betting agencies target sports fans (8/28/2018)
(Australia) -- Young men registered with betting agencies are bombarded daily with text messages and emails urging them to place bets, Queensland research has found. Two...
article Holy Dooley, Catholic clubs make a killing from poker machines (8/28/2018)
(Australia) -- DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club has raked in more than half a billion dollars of revenue from poker machines over the past ten years. That’s $511 million...
article The $15 billion truth Jeff Kennett learned about pokies this week (8/14/2018)
(Australia) -- Former Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett, ought to know a thing or two about poker machines. His beloved Hawthorn Football Club rakes in more from pokies...
article Pubs to get greater share of pokies under rule change (7/17/2018)
(Australia) -- A long-standing arrangement splitting Victoria's poker machines evenly between pubs and clubs has been quietly axed, with the Andrews government...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Video Poker Returns To Claim Its Destiny At Golden Nugget Casino In New Jersey (8/29/2018)
(New Jersey) -- An unexpected development on Golden Nugget may prove to be a momentary blip of no consequence or signify a major change to come in game libraries. A new...
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Poker

article Popularity of Video Poker Games (8/14/2018)
(Maryland) -- Since the beginning of gambling, players who enjoy high stakes and the rush that comes with it, have most certainly encountered poker at some point in...
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International Game Technology

article IGT extends Louisiana contract (7/13/2018)
(Louisiana) -- IGT’s subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions, has signed a 9.5-year contract extension to provide a monitoring system upgrade for the video gaming...
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Other News

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...
article Solving Video Poker (4/26/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- When Si Redd founded the company that would become International Game Technology in the 1970s – it was A-1 Supply and Sircoma before going public as...
article Gambling legalisation of VLTs swells turnover in Greece (4/24/2018)
(Greece) -- The legalisation of video lotto terminals (VLTs) has increased turnover of the leading Greek gaming company OPAP to 1 billion Euros. This rise in revenue has...
article Quick-stop stores seek gaming, open alcohol (4/20/2018)
(Illinois) -- Customers who fill up their gas tanks and grab a 12-pack of beer at the local convenience store would also be able to have a drink and a slot machine spin...
article Video game gambling takes the lead with over $30B a year (4/19/2018)
(USA) -- It might be a little hard to fathom that an imaginary character could result in a $50-billion a year industry, but that appears to be exactly what is happening.
article Businessman Asks Maywood To Lift Ban On Gaming Bistros So He Can Open One (4/5/2018)
(Illinois) -- During the public comment period of an April 3 regular meeting, Ramzey Fakhouri stood before the Maywood Board of Trustees to plead his case for why board...

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