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Whether for charitable fundraising purposes or simply gambling revenue, Illinois law covers all revenue streams created by games of chance. The easiest way to understand gambling in Illinois is that all gambling is illegal unless specifically allowed by the Criminal Code. For example, the Criminal Code specifically allows, among a variety of forms of gambling, riverboat gambling pursuant to the Riverboat Gambling Act, video gaming pursuant to the Video Gaming Act, the State-conducted lottery pursuant to the Illinois Lottery Law, and raffles and poker runs when conducted in accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act.
Getting a license to serve liquor 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 separate 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's liquor license. In most circumstances, a Retailer's License is required to also receive a license for gaming machines.
A running tally of winners and updates from our now-concluded Jeep-a-Week Giveaway that ran in the last quarter of 2018.
Becoming a licensed video gaming establishment in Illinois requires an investment of effort and planning. There are several regulatory and technical tasks to complete to get from your initial idea to operating video gaming terminals (VGTs) at your location.