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Springfield remained the city with most VGTs in the state

Illinois video gambling revenue keeps growing

Illinois video gambling revenue keeps growing
The state collected USD 300.5M in tax revenues from 26,873 machines for the 12-month period ending June 30 as terminal numbers have grown each year since gambling began with 61 machines statewide in September 2012.
United States | 09/15/2017

The state collected USD 300.5M in tax revenues from 26,873 machines for the 12-month period ending June 30 as terminal numbers have grown each year since gambling began with 61 machines statewide in September 2012.

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he state averaged 249 new terminals a month in the latest fiscal year, compared with 263 per month in the previous year and an average of 838 a month in the first two years of legalized gaming. Noggle said growth has been spread across the state. Video gambling remains banned in Cook County and Chicago.

State revenue from video gaming totaled $255.2 million from 23,891 terminals the prior fiscal year. Local government revenue from gambling terminals increased to $60.1 million from $51 million the year before.

Net terminal income statewide -- the equivalent of gambling losses -- totaled $1.2 billion. Revenue from all forms of gambling totaled $1.3 billion, up 7.9 percent from the previous fiscal year. Increased video gaming revenue off set declines in lottery and riverboat casino receipts.

At the end of this fiscal year, Springfield' machines collected a little more than $30.1 million in net terminal income from 635 terminals in the year ended June 30. That’s up from $29.2 million in net terminal income from 622 terminals during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.

Second-place Rockford collected $29.8 million from 451 terminals during the just-ended fiscal year.

“We continue to add terminals around the city,” city budget director Bill McCarty, who added the city collects approximately $130,000 monthly from video gaming.
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