The Macktown Golf Course clubhouse in Rockton has three video slot machines, which were installed in April 2016. Profits are earmarked for improvement at golf courses operated by the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. RRSTAR.COM FILE PHOTO
Editor’s note: This editorial was updated to correct the figure the Illinois Lottery transferred to the Common School Fund during fiscal year 2016.
Continue reading Our View: Video gaming booming in Rockford and state, but other gambling revenue not as robust
Four years ago, bars, bowling alleys and other establishments switched on video gaming machines, unsure what to expect.
The amount of money played, machines used and establishments featuring the gambling equipment has gone up since Illinois made video gaming machines available to the public in September 2012.
Continue reading Illinois video gaming revenue continues to rise in fourth year; establishments and Rockford-area communities benefit
FREEPORT — Logan’s Bar & Grill co-owner Michelle Magee made sure her establishment had five video gaming machines within a year of them becoming available to the public four years ago.
“We’ve had them since we could get them,” she said. “They work out great. They help pay the bills when the months are slow.”
Continue reading Freeport, area establishments enjoy revenue four years after Illinois started video gambling