video gaming http://wuis.org en Springfield Video Gaming Restrictions In Place, City Delays Ward Map Vote http://wuis.org/post/springfield-video-gaming-restrictions-place-city-delays-ward-map-vote <p>Those applying for video gaming licenses in the city will have deal with new parameters set up by the Springfield council.</p><p>Aldermen approved a measure that requires establishments with video gaming have to earn a least 60 percent of their revenue from food and beverage sales.&nbsp;</p><p>Ward 6 alderman Cory Jobe says he’s hopeful no additional ordinances regulating video gaming will be needed.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 03:14:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 24568 at http://wuis.org Springfield Video Gaming Restrictions In Place, City Delays Ward Map Vote City Approves More Video Gaming Despite Upcoming Ordinance http://wuis.org/post/city-approves-more-video-gaming-despite-upcoming-ordinance <p>Despite concerns over gambling parlors cutting into the bottom line of local bars and restaurants, the Springfield City Council last night approved zoning changes to allow more of the establishments to open shop. &nbsp;Aldermen Cory Jobe voted in favor, even though he's pushing an ordinance to require video gambling only at places that earn 60 percent or more of revenue from food and beverage sales.&nbsp;</p><p>Jobe says the city is skirting the spirit of the law. &nbsp;But he says there’s no conflict in his vote.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:22:21 +0000 Lee Strubinger 23093 at http://wuis.org City Approves More Video Gaming Despite Upcoming Ordinance Video Gaming Pays Off For Local Towns And Businesses http://wuis.org/post/video-gaming-pays-local-towns-and-businesses <p>If proceeds from video gaming were a coconut cream pie, Illinois municipalities would only get a taste. But if you added up those nibbles every month, it may be enough to notice an increasing waistline.</p><p>In December alone, Illinois municipalities that offer video gaming shared $1.8 million.</p><p>Video gaming machines starting spewing out the green in the fall of 2012. Illinois started with a few hundred gaming terminals. By the end of last year, there were more than 13,000 terminals in the state.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 18222 at http://wuis.org Video Gaming Pays Off For Local Towns And Businesses Auburn Mayor Approves Video Gambling http://wuis.org/post/auburn-mayor-approves-video-gambling <p>The issue of video gaming machines has created a divide in the town of Auburn.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Barb Stamer cast a tie breaking vote against gambling earlier this year.&nbsp; Now, she's changed her mind.&nbsp; (UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Tuesday) The matter came up at Monday's Auburn City Council meeting and Stamer cast the tie-breaking vote in favor.</p><p>Towns small and large have had to decide whether or not allowing the machines is worth the cut the communities will receive from gamblers.</p><p>Stamer spoke with WUIS' Sean Crawford on Illinois Edition:</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:32:04 +0000 Sean Crawford 7504 at http://wuis.org Auburn Mayor Approves Video Gambling