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Is Your Illinois Slot Machine Revenue Decreasing Because of Distraction?

Posted by Brian Summerfield on Sep 26, 2017 10:25:22 AM

A comfortable gaming environment is key to pleasing your players. Players will visit more often and stick around longer if they feel good in a gaming space. Prior to installing slot machines in bars, restaurants and other gaming locations across the state of Illinois, Accel Entertainment sends in technical experts to assess where a location’s gaming area will have the best chance of optimizing revenue. These areas are revisited frequently by Relationship Managers and maintenance techs to ensure success. According to our experts, we’ve come across a common problem: customer distraction.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Gaming Environment, Gaming Locations

Reel Success: Acceliversaries the Week of Sept. 24, 2017

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We love to celebrate our video gaming locations!

Acceliversaries is our weekly feature where we’ll celebrate locations’ yearly anniversaries with Accel Entertainment.

Congratulations to the following video gaming locations, celebrating their anniversaries with Accel the week of September 24, 2017.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Acceliversaries, Gaming Locations

Where to Get or Create Free Graphics for Social Media Posts for your Business

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 22, 2017 4:22:53 PM

As a business owner looking to dazzle your followers on social media, including a visual element can make your message resonate much more with your customers.

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Topics: Gaming Locations, Promoting your gaming location, Social media

Three Requirements to Qualify for a Video Gaming Truck Stop Establishment License in Illinois

Posted by Natalie LaConte on Sep 20, 2017 3:10:23 PM

Truck stops tend to be one of the most successful types of gaming establishments in Illinois. They are considered a traditional type of establishment.

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Topics: Understanding the Illinois Gaming Market,, Illinois Gaming Definitions & Explanations, Truck Stops

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Decide if You Should Join Twitter to Promote Your Gaming Location in Illinois

Posted by Natalie LaConte on Sep 19, 2017 1:48:10 PM

When it comes to promoting your gaming location, there are a lot of options online. Some can seem like a straightforward, obvious choice for reaching new customers and keeping current customers coming back. The return for engaging on other social media platforms might be less clear. For example, Twitter is a great resource for information, but will it really promote your business?

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Social media

Reel Success: Acceliversaries the Week of Sept. 18, 2017

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We love to celebrate our video gaming locations!

Acceliversaries is our weekly feature where we’ll celebrate locations’ yearly anniversaries with Accel Entertainment.

Congratulations to the following video gaming locations, celebrating their anniversaries with Accel the week of September 18, 2017.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Acceliversaries, Gaming Locations

4 Easy Steps to Create a Successful Facebook Strategy for Your Bar or Restaurant

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 16, 2017 10:03:00 AM

With over 214 million people and 40 million small businesses using Facebook today, your presence on this social media platform is virtually required to succeed. It’s proven - users who follow you on Facebook are more likely to buy or support your brand’s products. Why would you want to miss out on that?! If you’re serious about your bar or restaurant’s success – you won’t.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Promoting your gaming location, Social media

How to Get a Liquor License in Illinois

Posted by Natalie LaConte on Sep 14, 2017 1:29:38 PM

Getting a liquor license in the state of Illinois can seem rather overwhelming, but with a little advance research and preparation, it can be a straightforward process. Keep in mind that you’ll need both a local liquor license (from the municipality where your establishment is located) and a state liquor license.  Although the state offers many different kinds of liquor licenses, for the purposes of this post, we’ll focus on the most basic: a Retailer liquor license. In most circumstances, a Retailer License is the type of liquor license required in order to also be licensed to have gaming machines.

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Topics: Understanding the Illinois Gaming Market,, Illinois Gaming Definitions & Explanations, Illinois Liquor License

What to Post to Promote Your Bar or Restaurant on Social Media

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 13, 2017 12:42:51 PM

If you are trying to promote your bar, restaurant or other gaming locations on social media, coming up with what to post can seem like an intimidating hurdle - especially when considering that in order to be effective on social media, it’s important to post as frequently as you can. Below are some ideas to help your bar or restaurant’s social media pages succeed.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Promoting your gaming location, Social media

Reel Success: Acceliversaries the Week of Sept. 12, 2017

Posted by Courtney Crowley on Sep 12, 2017 3:08:49 PM

We love to celebrate our video gaming locations!

Acceliversaries is our weekly feature where we’ll celebrate locations’ yearly anniversaries with Accel Entertainment.

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Topics: Illinois Gaming, Acceliversaries, Gaming Locations