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US – Illinois Gaming Board announces resumption of casino and video gaming

Statewide casino and video gaming operations were indefinitely suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic’s impacts, Gaming Board staff across all division have remained at work performing the agency’s functions. Among other tasks, the Gaming Board has continued its work to implement the provisions of last year’s landmark gaming…

US – Illinois shuts its casinos to protect against COVID-19

The Illinois Gaming Board has told the State’s 10 casinos that their facilities must suspend gambling operations for 14 days beginning Monday March 16, 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Marcus Frutcher, Administrator for the board, said: “For The public health of patrons, casino employees, IGB staff, and others is…

US – Gold Rush Amusements sue Illinois Gaming Board

Rick Heidner and Gold Rush Amusements, the victims of a data breach by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), filed a lawsuit against the IGB, alleging that their personal and sensitive financial information was intentionally and illegally leaked by an IGB employee. The IGB compounded the harm by failing to promptly notify Mr. Heidner and Gold…

US – Rush Street given green light to take Des Plaines on land

The Illinois Gaming Board has given Rush Street Gaming the first land-based casino in the state allowing the Rivers Des Plaines casino to move onto land. Rivers said it will add 120 gaming positions with new slot machines and new table games, taking its total gaming positions to 1,330. Casino Spokesman Patrick Skarr said: “By…

US – GLI outscores rivals in bidding process with Illinois Gaming Board

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has once again been recognized by the Illinois Gaming Board to perform testing and certification services for the State’s riverboat casino and video gaming markets. GLI is the only testing laboratory that has been continuously recognised by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) since the opening of the State’s first casinos in…

US – Union Gaming to conduct feasibility study into Chicago’s downtown casino

The Illinois Gaming Board has asked gaming analysts at Union Gaming to oversee a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago. Union Gaming will present its study regarding the feasibility and ability to finance a casino in Chicago to Governor Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in August. The expansion will allow five casinos in…

US – Illinois Gaming Board says yes to Novomatic Americas

The Illinois Gaming Board has approved Novomatic Americas as a duly licensed supplier for both the Riverboat Casino and VGT (Video Gaming Terminals) market sectors. The granting of these new licenses, awarded on May 29, marks a major forward step for Novomatic’s entry into key US markets and has been warmly welcomed by the Florida-based…