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Video gambling group leader could lose license to run machines
By Mike Riopell
Feb 5, 2016 5:42 PM
The president of a statewide group of video gambling machine operators faces having his own license to run the machines revoked.
Rivers, Grand Victoria casinos' revenues level off
By Mary Hansen
Jan 15, 2016 9:00 AM
Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino stanched its revenue declines in 2015, while Rivers Casino in Des Plaines ended its growth spurt, statistics from the Illinois Gaming Board show.
Constable: Mere hope of a Powerball win worth $2
By Burt Constable
Jan 12, 2016 5:00 AM
As a society, we talk about valuing common sense. But one thing that can always make us abandon every semblance of our common sense is hope.
Are you playing? These are the most common Powerball numbers
By Jake Griffin
Jan 11, 2016 9:18 AM
What are the most commonly drawn numbers in the 24-year history of the Powerball lottery? We analyze the most frequent winners among the 2,475 drawings.
Nobody wins $500M Powerball; next one is $675M
Jan 7, 2016 8:26 AM
A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million. The prize for Saturday's drawing is estimated to be about $675 million.
Rivers Casino owes county $3 million in unpaid taxes
By Christopher Placek
Dec 23, 2015 7:19 PM
A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision will allow Cook County to collect about $3 million in unpaid taxes and generate another $1 million in tax revenue annually from Midwest Gaming, owner and operator of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the county said Wednesday in a news release. Separately, a state appellate court affirmed the county's legal right to tax area gambling machines.
Daily fantasy betting illegal, Lisa Madigan says
By John O'Connor
Dec 23, 2015 9:38 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Daily fantasy sports betting is illegal gambling under Illinois law, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday. Madigan's opinion, sought by two Democratic legislators points out that the debate over whether the popular contests involve skill or luck is irrelevant. Illinois outlaws both.
4 state fines for underage gambling -- all in Mundelein
By Mike Riopell
Nov 20, 2015 8:04 PM
Just four Illinois video gambling locations have been fined by the state Gaming Board for letting underage people place bets. And all four are in Mundelein.
Lack of gambling money means fewer projects in Elgin
By Elena Ferrarin
Nov 17, 2015 7:19 PM
About $2.1 million worth of projects on Elgin's "to do" list did not move forward this year due to the state's withholding of gambling revenues. "It's frustrating," said Buth Wilhelmi, director for the Hemmens Cultural Center, where $400,000 of work is on hold.
Illinois 'actively investigating' whether fantasy sports are gambling
By Mike Riopell
Nov 7, 2015 6:51 AM
One of the state's top gambling officials says Illinois is "actively investigating" whether to regulate the controversial daily fantasy sports websites that have faced increasing heat in recent months.
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