SYCAMORE – Adam Swedberg said he’s seen a lot of changes in his 30 years running a bar.
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Happy hours have been outlawed (and come back), craft beers have exploded in popularity and five years ago, the games with labels reading “for amusement only” became (somewhat) legitimized.
After the General Assembly passed the Video Gaming Act in 2009, the first terminals in Illinois were switched on in September 2012. By November, there was video gambling in Sandwich and Genoa.
“A lot of bars stayed afloat because of the machines,” Swedberg said.