video gaming

House committee approves bill to expand video gambling

Apr 14, 2016

A measure that would expand “video gaming” in the state passed out of a House committee today. It would allow licensed businesses that create alcoholic beverages to also have a gaming license.

It would apply to a Tilton business called Rumshine, which makes flavored rum, as well as other craft distillers across the state that want to offer the video gambling machines.

Anita Bedell, a long-time anti-gambling activist, says there are already too many video gambling sites – and they take advantage of people who are already poor:

Outside The Horseshoe - August 12, 2014

Aug 12, 2014

  Video Gaming Parlors are becoming more and more popular in Peoria. Three proposals for that would likely amount to the creation of video poker businesses are on the Peoria City agenda. They are expected to be deferred until after the City Council has a policy session on the subject in two weeks. The council is planning that policy session at this meeting. At-large Peoria City Councilwoman Beth Akeson and Mayor Jim Ardis are our guests to talk about those issues on this Outside the Horseshoe.

Video gaming regulations for East Peoria

Mar 20, 2013

  The City of East Peoria is requiring all video gaming machine holders to register. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:The East Peoria City Council unanimously approved the measure that requires registration and a $25 per machine fee. Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus says he supports the measure, but the city will need to revisit how it regulates video gaming. “I question the best interest of it being in the city, particularly because we have the Par-a-dice [Casino] that does a good job of monitoring, that does a good job of community support,” Mingus says.