Video gambling discussion set for Monday in Palatine
Palatine village council members on Monday are scheduled to discuss whether to allow video gambling at bars, restaurants and other establishments in town. The council session will start at 7 p.m. at village hall, 200 E. Wood St.
While the council will have a policy discussion, no final action will occur. Officials said there will be an opportunity for input and comments from the public as part of the proceedings. A village council majority in January agreed to resume video gambling talks that were tabled in June 2017.
More than 60% of Palatine voters rejected video gambling in an April 2015 advisory referendum, but the issue has periodically resurfaced since then. Under state law, bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal organizations in communities that allow video gambling can have up to five machines. They must be in areas accessible only to customers at least 21 years old.