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Issue Date: Vol. 43, No. 5 / May 25, 2003 - June 24, 2003, Posted On: 6/3/2003


Legislative Wins And Losses In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL - (Posted June 3) A bill legalizing operator-run, payoff video poker machines failed to achieve passage by the Illinois legislature before lawmakers adjourned for the summer on June 8. Leaders of the Illinois Coin Machine Association termed the outcome "extremely disappointing," but said lawmakers may consider legalizing such a poker market this fall during a possible special session. The state faces a $5 billion budget shortfall this year; other gambling initiatives that did pass may not make up the gap. ICMOA was successful in preventing a 600% increase in per-machine annual licensing fees. The fee, set at $15 last year, will be doubled to $30 next year. The state's governor had proposed raising it to $100.


Topic: Ahead of the Times: Music and Games

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  • AUGUST 17 NEWS: Raw Thrills, Play Mechanix Merge; Florida Jury Approves Adult Redemption; Merit Organizes Raids; AAMA President Forecast
  • AUGUST 14, 2006: Illinois To Pay Court Costs To Home Video Game Industry; Verdict Expected Today In Florida Gaming Arcades Trial; ICMOA Broadband Seminar; Target To Sell Mini-Jukebox; VNEA Charter Holders Workshop
  • JUNE 5, 2006: Lower CD Rates Possible In Future, Says AMOA Official; Global VR Finalizes UltraCade Purchase; Photo-Me Inc. Acknowledges Potential Suitor; Stinger Report Moves To Free Subscription Model; Downloading Jukes Make Wall Street Journal, Again

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