Residents will have to wait to play | Business
ALEDO, Ill.--Although a video gambling ordinance has been approved in Aledo, gaming machines have yet to enter any local establishments in the Mercer County city.Several Illinois cities have changed their laws to allow video gaming. Gamblers made the City of Rockford $95,000 richer last month thanks to video gaming machines. Illinois’ venture into video gambling translated into nearly $1 million in additional income in the month of November alone. With legalized video gambling in bars, clubs and truck stops now in its third month of operation, a new report from the Illinois Gaming Board shows the state drew $957,408 in revenue from more than 1,400 machines.
Several Aledo locations have applied to the Illinois Gaming Board, but are still waiting for approval.