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Nearly a Year In, Video Gaming Takes Hold in Chicago Suburbs

Nearly a year after video gaming went live in Illinois, hundreds of video gaming terminals are now up and running in the Chicago suburbs.

Nearly a year after video gambling went live in Illinois, hundreds of video gaming terminals are now up and running in restaurants and businesses throughout the suburbs. 

While some municipalities have allowed video gaming, others have not. Over 80 communities in the Chicago suburbs offered video gaming as of August 2013, according to data gathered by Patch.com from the state of Illinois Video Gaming Board website

Businesses have credited the addition of video gambling as an added source of revenue. A portion of video gaming proceeds also goes back to the state and local municipality in the form of a tax. 

Of the communities included in Patch's video gaming map, there are 474 businesses that are offering a total of 1,988 video gaming terminals in the suburbs as of August 2013.
 
One suburban county recently reversed course on an earlier ban. The Lake County Board last month repealed a ban on video gambling and drafted a new ordinance allowing it, according to the Daily Herald. 

Supporters of the repeal said while "they didn't like gambling," communities included in the ban were at a "competitive disadvantage" to area businesses that offered video gaming machines, according to the article. 

Businesses seeking a state-approved license for gaming machines could wait up to a year, according to an August 2013 Daily Herald article. 

Which Communities Offer Video Gambling? 

Scroll over the map above to see how many businesses offered video gaming machines in your town as of August 2013 and how many terminals are currently live in communities throughout the Chicago suburbs. Patch.com used data published on the state of Illinois Video Gaming Board website to create the map. 

The different colored markers on the map indicate the number of terminals in each community. Here is what each marker stands for: 
  • Blue: 0 to 10 terminals
  • Purple: 10 to 25 terminals
  • Green:  25 to 50
  • Yellow: 50 to 100
  • Red: 100 to 150
Here is a break down of those communities and the number of businesses and video gaming terminals available in the communities: 

City: Algonquin, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 4
Exact_Location: Algonquin, IL

City: Alsip, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 22
Exact_Location: Alsip, IL

City: Antioch, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 17
Exact_Location: Antioch, IL

City: Aurora, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 23
Exact_Location: Aurora, IL

City: Bartlett, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 17
Exact_Location: Bartlett, IL

City: Bellwood, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 13
Exact_Location: Bellwood, IL

City: Berwyn, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 21
Total Terminals/August 2013: 81
Exact_Location: Berwyn, IL

City: Blue Island, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 16
Total Terminals/August 2013: 63
Exact_Location: Blue Island, IL

City: Boone County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 23
Exact_Location: Boone County, IL

City: Bridgeview, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 9
Total Terminals/August 2013: 39
Exact_Location: Bridgeview, IL

City: Brookfield, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 14
Total Terminals/August 2013: 63
Exact_Location: Brookfield, IL

City: Burnham, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 15
Exact_Location: Burnham, IL

City: Calumet City, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 12
Total Terminals/August 2013: 51
Exact_Location: Calumet City, IL

City: Carol Stream, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 19
Exact_Location: Carol Stream, IL

City: Carpentersville, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 21
Exact_Location: Carpentersville, IL

City: Chicago Heights, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 16
Exact_Location: Chicago Heights, IL

City: Chicago Ridge, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 12
Total Terminals/August 2013: 44
Exact_Location: Chicago Ridge, IL

City: Cicero, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Cicero, IL

City: Countryside, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 9
Total Terminals/August 2013: 41
Exact_Location: Countryside, IL

City: Crest Hill, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 11
Total Terminals/August 2013: 41
Exact_Location: Crest Hill, IL

City: Crestwood, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 30
Exact_Location: Crestwood, IL

City: Crete, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 19
Exact_Location: Crete, IL

City: East Dundee, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 9
Exact_Location: East Dundee, IL

City: Elgin, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 6
Exact_Location: Elgin, IL

City: Elk Grove Village, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 15
Exact_Location: Elk Grove Village, IL

City: Evergreen Park, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Evergreen Park, IL

City: Fox Lake, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 16
Total Terminals/August 2013: 75
Exact_Location: Fox Lake, IL

City: Fox River Grove, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 14
Exact_Location: Fox River Grove, IL

City: Franklin Park, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 19
Exact_Location: Franklin Park, IL

City: Genoa, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 6
Exact_Location: Genoa, IL

City: Gilberts, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 4
Exact_Location: Gilberts, IL

City: Glenwood, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 9
Exact_Location: Glenwood, IL

City: Hampshire, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Hampshire, IL

City: Harvard, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 26
Exact_Location: Harvard, IL

City: Hickory Hills, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 8
Total Terminals/August 2013: 33
Exact_Location: Hickory Hills, IL

City: Hoffman Estates, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 24
Exact_Location: Hoffman Estates, IL

City: Hometown, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 13
Exact_Location: Hometown, IL

City: Homewood, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 8
Exact_Location: Homewood, IL

City: Huntley, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 9
Exact_Location: Huntley, IL

City: Johnsburg, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 25
Exact_Location: Johnsburg, IL

City: Joliet, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 43
Total Terminals/August 2013: 148
Exact_Location: Joliet, IL

City: Kane County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 28
Exact_Location: Kane County, IL

City: Kankakee, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 15
Total Terminals/August 2013: 67
Exact_Location: Kankakee, IL

City: Kanakee County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 17
Exact_Location: Kanakee County, IL

City: Kendall County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Kendall County, IL

City: Lake in the Hills, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Lake in the Hills, IL

City: Lake Villa, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 12
Exact_Location: Lake Villa, IL

City: Lakemoor, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Lakemoor, IL

City: Lemont, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 7
Total Terminals/August 2013: 27
Exact_Location: Lemont, IL

City: Lockport, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 7
Total Terminals/August 2013: 30
Exact_Location: Lockport, IL

City: Lynwood, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 5
Total Terminals/August 2013: 24
Exact_Location: Lynwood, IL

City: Lyons, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 9
Total Terminals/August 2013: 38
Exact_Location: Lyons, IL

City: Marengo, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 22
Exact_Location: Marengo, IL

City: McCullom Lake, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: McCullom Lake, IL

City: McHenry, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 11
Total Terminals/August 2013: 48
Exact_Location: McHenry, IL

City: McHenry County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: McHenry County, IL

City: Melrose Park, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 16
Exact_Location: Melrose Park, IL

City: Minooka, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 2
Exact_Location: Minooka, IL

City: Mokena, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 3
Exact_Location: Mokena, IL

City: Morton Grove, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 18
Exact_Location: Morton Grove, IL

City: North Aurora, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: North Aurora, IL

City: North Chicago, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 14
Exact_Location: North Chicago, IL

City: Oak Forest, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 9
Total Terminals/August 2013: 42
Exact_Location: Oak Forest, IL

City: Oak Lawn, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 18
Total Terminals/August 2013: 84
Exact_Location: Oak Lawn, IL

City: Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 8
Exact_Location: Oakbrook Terrace, IL

City: Palos Hills, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 18
Exact_Location: Palos Hills, IL

City: Park Forest, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 4
Exact_Location: Park Forest, IL

City: Port Barrington, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 10
Exact_Location: Port Barrington, IL

City: Prospect Heights, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 8
Exact_Location: Prospect Heights, IL

City: Richmond, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 18
Exact_Location: Richmond, IL

City: Round Lake, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 4
Total Terminals/August 2013: 17
Exact_Location: Round Lake, IL

City: Round Lake Heights, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Round Lake Heights, IL

City: South Chicago Heights, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 6
Exact_Location: South Chicago Heights, IL

City: South Elgin, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 24
Exact_Location: South Elgin, IL

City: Spring Grove, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 5
Exact_Location: Spring Grove, IL

City: Sugar Grove, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 1
Total Terminals/August 2013: 4
Exact_Location: Sugar Grove, IL

City: Villa Park, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 8
Exact_Location: Villa Park, IL

City: Wauconda, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 29
Exact_Location: Wauconda, IL

City: Waukegan, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 12
Total Terminals/August 2013: 55
Exact_Location: Waukegan, IL

City: Wheeling, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 9
Exact_Location: Wheeling, IL

City: Will County, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 14
Total Terminals/August 2013: 50
Exact_Location: Will County, IL

City: Wood Dale, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 6
Total Terminals/August 2013: 27
Exact_Location: Wood Dale, IL

City: Winthrop Harbor, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 2
Total Terminals/August 2013: 9
Exact_Location: Winthrop Harbor, IL

City: Yorkville, IL
Businesses With Video Gaming/August 2013: 3
Total Terminals/August 2013: 14
Exact_Location: Yorkville, IL
antigambler October 01, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Invasion of the electronic pick-pockets! Coming to a bar near you! But wait, there are more to come! Run for your financial lives!
Mark October 01, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Why would any town want to encourage the siphoning of disposable income from their local economy just so that they can reap their meager 5% take from their residents losses? All it does is make a few liquor establishments and machine operators wealthy at the expense of other businesses.

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