Sweepstakes Company Owner Added As Co-Defendant In Bribery Case Against Ex-State Rep. Luis ArroyoThe owner of a video sweepstakes company has been indicted as part of a federal bribery case filed last year against former Illinois State Rep. Luis Arroyo, accusing the pair of bribing an Illinois state senator for his support on legislation beneficial to the video gambling industry.
Coronavirus Closings: Illinois Gaming Board Suspends All Video Gambling Operations Through March 30The Illinois Gaming Board ordered all licensed video gambling establishments in the state to halt gaming operations from 9 p.m. Monday through March 30.
Illinois Gaming Board Seeks To Revoke Gold Rush Gaming Owner Rick Heidner's LicenseThe Illinois Gaming Board has accused Gold Rush Gaming owner Rick Heidner of offering a $5 million “illegal inducement” to a gambling parlor chain owner.
Illinois Website Offers Help For Gambling AddictionsThe new website comes as gambling is expanding across the nation.
Alderman Wants To Open Chicago's Doors To Video Gambling, But Mayor Says NoAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) has introduced a measure that would open the doors for video gambling machines in Chicago, but would allow aldermen to ban the machines from specific areas, or entire wards.
Gaming Board Rejects Video Gambling At Hometown Strip MallThe mayor of a small southwestern suburb is unhappy with a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board to reject the suburb's proposal for a video gambling mall.
Video Gambling's Spread Raising Cash, EyebrowsSince video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — floral shops, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. They're also now the main attraction at dozens of storefront bistros and cafes geared toward women.
Officials Blame Video Gambling For Declining Revenue At Illinois CasinosLocal and gaming officials say the rise of video gambling in Illinois is causing revenues to fall at the state’s casinos, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
DuPage Considering Lifting Video Gambling Ban Five years after the DuPage County Board banned video gaming machines, they could soon be coming to an establishment near you, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
East Dundee Considers New Fees For Video Gambling MachinesThe Village Board’s decision to overturn the ban on video gambling in 2012 is proving to be a boon for both the businesses that carry the machines and northwest suburban East Dundee itself.
Gamblers Beat The Odds At Crete BarWhere’s the best place in Illinois to play those recently legalized video gambling games. CBS2’s Mike Parker found it.
Governor Thinks County Should Hold Off On Video Gambling TaxGov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday an idea to tax each slot machine and video gambling machine in Cook County ought to wait until he sits down with the legislative leaders to talk gambling expansion.
Legal Video Gambling Finally A Reality In IllinoisAfter three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.
Video Gambling Slow To Move Ahead In IllinoisVideo gambling in the state seems to be in a holding pattern.
Gaming Board Boss Wants Quinn To Veto Casino ExpansionThe chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board warned Gov Pat Quinn on Wednesday not to expand gambling operations in Illinois. Aaron Jaffee said he wants Quinn to veto legislation passed earlier this year that would allow for a massive expansion of casino gaming in Illinois.