The lounge at Bertrand Lanes bowling alley was the first Waukegan business to get a license to install video slot machines.
Ask owner George Lawrence why he decided to offer gambling and he rubs his thumb and index finger together — the gesture for money. “It keeps the doors open,” said the 78-year-old Lawrence.
Continue reading Video gambling has hot hand in 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 amount of revenue that is being poured into the state and local communities because of it.
Continue reading Study says video gaming has generated about $785 million in taxes since September 2012