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Increase your establishment's revenue with Illinois slot machines.

The average establishment in Illinois earns over $60,000 per year, some earn over $200,000 per year.

Gaming revenue varies from establishment to establishment. Choosing the right mix of equipment, ensuring that equipment stays functional and advertising your slot machines can make all the difference. Our experience and expertise can help you have the greatest opportunity to earn money with slots in your establishment.

The Illinois Gaming Board reports on Illinois' slot machine revenue monthly. Use their monthly revenue reporting tool to search for revenue data within specific munitipalities, statewide, or even at a specific gaming establishment. 

Breakdown of Net Terminal Income (NTI) 

Net Terminal Income (NTI): for every dollar that is put into the video gaming terminal, minus the credits paid out to a winner, the remaining money is split up as follows:

  • Fees .7275%
  • City 5%
  • State 25%
  • Terminal Operator 34.63625%
  • Establishment 34.63625%

This breakdown is determined by State law.

 Free Guide: 7 Steps to Become a Licensed Illinois Video Gaming Establishment

This complete guide breaks down the process of adding slot machines to your establishment, making each step easy to understand. If you're considering if joining the Illinois gaming market might be right for your establishment, download this guide today!
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Types of Gaming establishments in the Illinois Video Gaming Market

If you're considering joining the Illinois Video Gaming Market and adding slot machine revenue to your business, you're in the right place.

The Illinois Video Gaming Act was introduced on July 13, 2009, regulating the use of slot machines in licensed establishments in Illinois. The Video Gaming Act legalizes the use of up to 5 video gaming terminals (VGTs or slot machines) in the following types of establishments.

Establishments must be located in a municipality that has opted in to allow video gaming. Click here to view a list of all Illinois municipalities and whether or not they allow video gaming.

Pouring Establishments

  • Any for profit business that is open to the public and has a liquor license that allows for on premise consumption (this includes all bars, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and any other businesses that have a valid liquor license allowing them to pour alcohol).

Truck Stops

  • Truck stops or convenience stores with a 3 acre facility, separate diesel islands, sell more than 10,000 gallons diesel/month, and with parking spaces for commercial vehicles. Learn more here.

Fraternal/Veterans Organizations

  • Fraternal/Veterans organizations with a national charter. 

 Free Guide: 7 Steps to Become a Licensed Illinois Video Gaming Establishment

This complete guide breaks down the process of adding slot machines to your establishment, making each step easy to understand. If you're considering if joining the Illinois gaming market might be right for your establishment, download this guide today!
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Fees to Become a Licensed Video Gaming Establishment in Illinois

  • $100 Annual Location License Fee
This fee is paid to the state, and it's required when you are initially licensed by the Illinois Gaming Board, and every subsequent year you renew your license.
  • $50 per VGT License Fee
This fee is also paid to the state. Each location may have up to 5 VGTs. The total charge is $100 per VGT, but as your Terminal Operator we pay the other half!  
  • 1/2 of Any Licensing Costs Required by Your Municipality 
Not all municipalities charge licensing costs. If they do, as your Terminal Operator, we pay half!
  • Power for Machines
According to IGB regulations, Terminal Operators are unable to contribute to the cost of power for the slot machines.

How will Accel Help?

  • Annual Application
Each of our establishments have a dedicated relationship manager to help them with their initial application, and their application each year after. Have a question? We're here to help!
  • Half of the $100 per VGT License Fee (paid to the State)
The Illinois Video Gaming industry is highly regulated, especially when it comes to Terminal Operators contributing money to locations. However, when we're legally able to help out, such as with paying half of this fee, we do.
  • City Licensing Costs
Not sure if your establishment is in a municipality that requires fees? Not to worry - our full time compliance team can provide guidance!

We also help with marketing, ensuring you receive timely new game releases, servicing and maintenance for your slot machines, and so much more.

 Free Guide: 7 Steps to Become a Licensed Illinois Video Gaming Establishment

This complete guide breaks down the process of adding slot machines to your establishment, making each step easy to understand. If you're considering if joining the Illinois gaming market might be right for your establishment, download this guide today!
Download Your Guide Now
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Types of Gaming establishments in the Illinois Video Gaming Market

If you're considering joining the Illinois Video Gaming Market and adding slot machine revenue to your business, you're in the right place.

The Illinois Video Gaming Act was introduced on July 13, 2009, regulating the use of slot machines in licensed establishments in Illinois. The Video Gaming Act legalizes the use of up to 5 video gaming terminals (VGTs or slot machines) in the following types of establishments.

Establishments must be located in a municipality that has opted in to allow video gaming. Click here to view a list of all Illinois municipalities and whether or not they allow video gaming.

Pouring Establishments

  • Any for profit business that is open to the public and has a liquor license that allows for on premise consumption (this includes all bars, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and any other businesses that have a valid liquor license allowing them to pour alcohol).

Truck Stops

  • Truck stops or convenience stores with a 3 acre facility, separate diesel islands, sell more than 10,000 gallons diesel/month, and with parking spaces for commercial vehicles. Learn more here.

Fraternal/Veterans Organizations

  • Fraternal/Veterans organizations with a national charter. 

 Free Guide: 7 Steps to Become a Licensed Illinois Video Gaming Establishment

This complete guide breaks down the process of adding slot machines to your establishment, making each step easy to understand. If you're considering if joining the Illinois gaming market might be right for your establishment, download this guide today!
Download Your Guide Now

 
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