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Pennsylvania Gaming

article VGT operators making push in Pennsylvania (3/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania lawmakers study whether to approve iGaming and Daily Fantasy Sports to generate more tax revenue, supporters of allowing slot machines...
article Can new video game machines get millennials into Pennsylvania casinos? (3/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Struck by the reality that millennials don't play slot machines, Pennsylvania legislators are considering a new plan to get them to visit casinos...
article Poll: Should video poker be legal in bars and clubs? (1/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A move to legalize video poker in Pennsylvania and make it available to bars, social clubs, truck stops and nonprofit groups is gearing up again. Last...
article Could video gaming come to bars in Pa.? (6/22/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Proponents of a plan to permit up to five slots-like video gaming terminals in up to 12,000 Pennsylvania bars, private clubs, some golf courses and...
article Fate Of Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gambling Linked In Pennsylvania As Bill Moves Forward In House (6/22/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- In a surprise vote on Wednesday evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed an amendment that linked a number of gaming reforms,...
article House backs bill to bring gambling to internet, but not bars (6/22/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- In a scramble to find cash just days from the state budget deadline, the Pennsylvania House backed a measure Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to...
article House votes down legalization of online gambling, daily fantasy sports and club, bar video terminals (6/22/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House on Wednesday handily defeated legislation to legalize online gambling, daily fantasy sports and video gambling terminals in bars and...
article Wolf backs off proposal for tax hikes in budget (6/22/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf backed off his latest proposal for an increase in sales or income taxes, saying Tuesday that his budget priorities can be met without it.
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Cook County Board member cashes in on video gambling boom (3/18/2017)
(Illinois) -- Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri, who for years moonlighted as village president of Elmwood Park, took on a new side job in 2013 — as a sales...
article Video gambling not enough to offset riverboat losses in Peoria (3/11/2017)
(Illinois) -- The state's video gaming system has proved to be a boon for businesses and municipalities that never benefited from riverboat gambling revenue before...
article Batavia ups its take on video gambling (2/2/2017)
(Illinois) -- As Batavia prepares for the introduction of video gambling in the community, city aldermen are making some changes to the game plan.
article Video Gambling Leads to Growth in Revenue (1/24/2017)
(Illinois) -- A new report shows that roughly 3,000 video gambling terminals opened in Illinois last year, generating growing profits for some communities.
article Suburbs see growth in tax revenue from video gambling (1/22/2017)
(Illinois) -- Most south and southwest suburbs that allow video gambling saw tax revenue generated by the machines increase last year, according to new figures from the...
article City Council lifts ban on video gambling in Batavia, Illinois (11/27/2016)
(Illinois) -- On November 15, with all but three members of the 14-member council voting, aldermen voted 8-3 in favor of lifting the ban on video gambling in Batavia,...
article Vernon Hills to reconsider video gambling (11/19/2016)
(Illinois) -- Seven years after the state's video gambling bill passed and four years after the statewide system went live, Vernon Hills trustees plan to revisit the...
article Algonquin prohibits businesses with gambling as primary purpose (11/17/2016)
(Illinois) -- Gaming cafes are no longer allowed in Algonquin after officials tightened the village's regulations on video gambling. A new set of criteria,...
article BGA: Video gambling interests betting on politicians’ backing (11/12/2016)
(Illinois) -- In February 2014, eight days before it applied for a liquor license, Illinois’ largest chain of gambling parlors contributed $1,000 to the political...
article With latest gambling bars, Kankakee and Bradley say 'no more' (10/31/2016)
(Illinois) -- The signs have gone up, but the video poker machines have yet to be installed in the two latest video gaming locations in Kankakee County.
article Gambling explosion (10/7/2016)
(Illinois) -- Orville Dash is no stranger to addiction. Now 79 years old, he is a recovering alcoholic but hasn’t drank a beer in 35 years. He quit smoking, too;...
article Our View: Video gaming booming in Rockford and state, but other gambling revenue not as robust (9/27/2016)
(Illinois) -- September marked the four-year anniversary of video gaming in Illinois. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at gambling in Rockford, statewide and...
article Study says video gaming has generated about $785 million in taxes since September 2012 (9/25/2016)
(Illinois) -- The Carbondale City Council took another stand against video gaming this week by limiting the number of terminals in the city, but it is hard to deny the...
article South Chicago suburbs try to curb video gambling businesses (9/24/2016)
(Chicago) -- Several southern Chicago suburbs are enacting new rules to curb the spread of video gambling businesses.Data from the Illinois Gaming Board show patrons of...
article Mundelein gas station denied video gambling license, plans to appeal (9/13/2016)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board recently voted to deny a video gambling license requested by a gas station in Mundelein. Graham's Countryside BP gas station...
article Video Gambling Expansion Attributes to Illinois Gambling Sector Growth (9/12/2016)
(Illinois) -- Although the majority of market analysts confirmed that the Illinois gambling industry has been going through a difficult period, the latest report, issued...
article DeKalb to consider gambling license, limits on terminals (8/20/2016)
(Illinois) -- Another business is set to come before the DeKalb City Council on Monday seeking a license to sell liquor and operate video gambling terminals, and...
article DeKalb City Council raises video gambling terminal fees (7/27/2016)
(Illinois) -- Aldermen had a slight change of heart this week, deciding to charge more for video gambling terminal fees yet sparing local nonprofit organizations a bit.
article THE WATCHDOGS: Casino owners jump on video-gambling bandwagon (7/9/2016)
(Illinois) -- The number of video-gambling machines at Illinois bars, strip malls and other small venues is booming, growing from zero to more than 23,000 in the past...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article OP/ED: Suffolk OTB gambles on video slots casino (3/18/2017)
(New York) -- Suffolk County suddenly has gotten a major gambling casino smack in middle of the county — indeed, there’s no missing the just-opened Jake...
article Jake’s 58 casino opens in Islandia (2/28/2017)
(New York) -- Hundreds of gamblers crowded into an Islandia hotel Monday to play electronic slot machine games and sip drinks as Suffolk OTB opened Long Island’s...
article How VLTs saved NY horse racing (2/17/2017)
(New York) -- In 2003, New York's racetracks were paying out among the lowest prizes in the nation, and many of the tracks, particularly upstate harness racing...
article Suffolk OTB counts on a casino in Islandia to counter bankruptcy (2/5/2017)
(New York) -- Suffolk County OTB executives say Long Island’s first video lottery casino is the agency’s last-ditch effort to emerge from bankruptcy and save...
article Video casinos and education contributions (2/5/2017)
(New York) -- Video lottery casinos near Long Island -- Resorts World in Jamaica, Queens and Empire City in Yonkers -- are providing more revenue to education than are...
article Strife Building Over New York VLT Proceeds (1/27/2017)
(New York) -- A battle simmering for months in New York over video lottery distributions from the casino located at Aqueduct Racetrack has erupted into a full-fledged...
article Islandia VLT casino to house 1,000 slot machines (12/15/2016)
(New York) -- Work is beginning on the new casino in Islandia. The facility in the old Islandia Marriott hotel, which will be renamed, will have 1,000 slot machines in...
article Long Island Town Fighting Video Casino Proposal For Hotel (7/6/2016)
(New York) -- Long Island residents near an Islandia hotel are fighting against a video gaming parlor. It’s the latest in a series of community battles after New...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Rehab jackpot: Video poker machines being used for therapy (3/14/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Video poker machines are commonplace in Las Vegas and can be found in bars, supermarkets and even high-end restaurants. Now you can add hospitals to that...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Video gambling plan could raise $90 million for Missouri coffers (2/28/2017)
(Missouri) -- Missouri could reap a $90 million per year jackpot if it allows slot machines in bars, truck stops and fraternal organizations, according to a new analysis...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Video game gambling in Atlantic City (2/24/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Thousands of slot machines still await visitors to any Atlantic City casino, as they have for almost 40 years. But at Tropicana and the three Caesars...
article ‘Pharaoh’s Secret Temple’ Video Game Gambling Comes To Four Atlantic City Casinos (2/23/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Video game gambling machines keep expanding their reach in Atlantic City casinos. This month, GameCo, the leading developer of VGMs, announced the...
article Atlantic City Trying Video Game Gambling Machines (1/2/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Want to play a first person shooter and gamble at the same time? Atlantic City is going to make that happen. The declining city is working hard to...
article GameCo Incorporated inks Tropicana Casino And Resort Atlantic City deal (12/24/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- Skill-based games innovator GameCo Incorporated has signed a deal with casino operator Tropicana Entertainment Incorporated that will see its video...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Quebec to start removing video lottery terminals (1/7/2017)
(Quebec) -- Quebec will start removing video lottery terminals (VLT’s), from bars as part of a plan to reorganize their distribution and curtail the number of...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Lawmaker Sees VLTs As Possible Solution In Expanded Gambling Debate (10/18/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Facing the strong possibility that voters in New Jersey will reject a proposal for expanding casinos into the northern part of the state, Assemblyman...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Push for gaming terminals renewed in Indiana (10/14/2016)
(Indiana) -- Ahead of the next legislative session, efforts are being renewed to allow video gaming terminals in Indiana. A coalition of advocacy groups, including the...
article Businesses in Indiana want state legislators to amend gaming law to allow gaming in bars and clubs (10/13/2016)
(Indiana) -- A Video Gaming Coalition made up of trade groups in Indiana hosted a special event at the Patrician Banquet Center on October 12 to promote and push for the...
article Groups push for Indiana to legalize casino-like gambling in bars, other establishments (9/13/2016)
(Indiana) -- The electronic games you play at the casino could be coming to your neighborhood, if some lobbying groups have their way. The Indiana Amusement and Music...
article Groups push for legalize gambling terminals in Indiana bars (9/13/2016)
(Indiana) -- Casino-like gambling terminals in bars may become available in bars in the state of Indiana if lobby group succeeds in its legalization campaign.
article Indiana video gambling fans to plan legislative strategy (9/12/2016)
(Indiana) -- Advocates of legalized video gambling in Indiana will plot legislative strategy this week in Indianapolis. The (Evansville) Courier-Press reports (http://...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article Governor's lottery bill heads to possible vote in Senate (8/19/2016)
(Alabama) -- Gov. Robert Bentley's lottery bill appears headed for a vote in the Alabama Senate on Friday night, even though it's unclear there is enough support...
article VLTs: Alabama's new gambling machines? (8/13/2016)
(Alabama) -- When Sen. Jim McClendon introduced a bill this week that would bring a lottery to the state, there were a handful of differences between that bill and a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Is gambling ‘good for Gearhart’? (2/8/2017)
(Oregon) -- The owner of a brew pub at the former Gearhart Grocery has accused the city of rejecting video lottery machines because of a bias against gambling.
article Sweepstakes business owners on trial Monday (1/21/2017)
(North Carolina) -- On Monday, not quite a year after N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement raided Overstock Galore and More in Mebane, three owners of the sweepstakes business...
article Quebec to remove video lottery terminals (1/9/2017)
(Quebec) -- Loto-Québec, the organisation that supervises the video lottery terminals (VLTs), announced that they will start removing the machines from bars. The measure...
article Class action lawsuit against Atlantic Lottery Corp certified by Supreme Court judge (1/6/2017)
(Newfoundland) -- The Atlantic Lottery Corporation and others could be facing a lawsuit brought by two disgruntled players after a class action proposal was certified by...
article Cumberland deputies seize four video gambling machines (1/6/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Four video gambling machines were seized Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing investigation, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Sean...
article Atlantic Lottery Corporation no better than 15th-century rogues, claims VLT class action (1/4/2017)
(Newfoundland) -- The Atlantic Lottery Corporation is deceiving its players and breaking the law — old school-style — according to arguments in a class...
article Court certifies class action lawsuit against Atlantic Lottery Corp. (1/4/2017)
(Newfoundland) -- A Newfoundland judge has certified a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation that alleges VLT line games are designed to deceive...
article Class action lawsuit claiming Atlantic Lottery VLTs 'deceptive and illegal' certified by N.L. judge (1/3/2017)
(Canada) -- Two VLT users are a big step closer to suing the Atlantic Lottery Corporation for practices they claim are deceptive, dangerous and illegal. Supreme Court of...
article Quebec to slash number of video lottery terminals in low-income areas (1/3/2017)
(Quebec) -- As the new year begins, Quebec will start pulling video lottery terminals, or VLTs, from bars as part of a plan to reorganize their distribution and cut back...
article Casinos and Athens municipality file motion to block operation of VLTs (1/2/2017)
(Greece) -- Several motions have been filed with the Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, to block a decision by the national gaming watchdog to...
article Covert gambling houses raided in Cumberland County, $100,000 seized (11/18/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Cumberland County and federal authorities coordinated a series of raids Friday on gambling operations run secretly out of several homes and behind a...
article Video gambling raid nets arrests, cash and one big fish (11/18/2016)
(North Carolina) -- A series of coordinated raids by Cumberland County sheriff's deputies this morning netted dozens of video gambling machines, tens of thousands of...
article South Chicago suburbs try to curb video gambling businesses (9/24/2016)
(Chicago) -- Several southern Chicago suburbs are enacting new rules to curb the spread of video gambling businesses. The Daily Southtown (http://trib.in/2cUY5Jq )...
article Running out of room for VLTs (9/14/2016)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba is hooked on VLTs like no other province, but is now at risk of maxing out. An independent report commissioned by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs...
article Nova Scotia lottery revenues up $42M for tickets, video lotteries (7/21/2016)
(Nova Scotia) -- People in Nova Scotia are feeding more money into video lottery terminals, two years after the Liberal government abandoned a program meant to help keep...
article Men arrested in thefts from bar gambling machines (7/2/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Two men who have been accused of stealing money across the state in a scheme involving bar gambling machines were arrested in Janesville this week.
article Scotland County man accused of illegal video gambling operation (6/30/2016)
(North Carolina) -- A Laurinburg man is accused of operating an illegal video gambling operation out of two residences, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office said.
article Fredericton council hears 2 hours of debate about VLT lounge (6/28/2016)
(New Brunswick) -- A proposed zoning change that would allow a video-lottery lounge in a downtown neighbourhood dominated Monday's meeting of Fredericton city...
article Video gambling devices, cash reportedly seized in 4-county probe (6/16/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania State Police reported seizing illegal video gambling devices and cash while serving 50 warrants Wednesday afternoon in and around the...
article VLT revenues in Nova Scotia expected to jump by $27M (4/20/2016)
(Nova Scotia) -- Revenue from video lottery terminals in Nova Scotia is projected to grow by a quarter next year, but the province's gaming corporation doesn't...

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