QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  | Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2010, Posted On: 5/1/2010


Chicago Council May Vote On Video Poker


by Staff Reporter
video lottery terminal, vlt, video poker, amusement operator, Chicago City Hall, >Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of union workers and key Chamber of Commerce leaders rallied at Chicago City Hall on April 26 to show their support for video poker. City Council committee chairman Eugene Schulter (alderman from the 47th ward) said the group persuaded him that his committee should hold hearings on the legalization question.

Chicago currently bans video poker machines. Approval of poker legalization by Chicago is considered crucial to the financial and political success of Illinois Video Gaming Act, which allows independent operators to run the games. The measure was passed by the state Legislature in 2009 and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn as part of an omnibus $31 billion fundraising measure.

The City Hall rally was organized Back to Work Illinois, a lobbying organization headed by a former campaign chairman for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. The group is funded by the video gaming industry and the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association, among other groups.

Mayor Daley raised the possibility of a voter referendum on VLT legalization on April 23, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • PayRange Chief Takes Mobile Payments Message To AMOA Road Scholars; Blukey Amusement Machine Test Begins In October
  • 'GetTeleported' 4-D Experience With Oculus Rift Technology Gives Marriott Guests Virtual Travel Experience
  • Oculus And Samsung Collaborate On Portable Virtual Reality System
  • Laser Tag Museum Pacts To Collocate 2015 Confab With Amusement Expo
  • LAI Games Lauds Stellar Performance Of Balloon Buster

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570