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Over $3.5 Million Wagered On Video Gaming In La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on March 12, 2013

Have you tried out any of the area video gaming machines? Looking at money wagered, many of you have.

According to the February numbers from the Illinois Gaming Board, a dozen businesses in the listening area had between 100 to 559 thousand dollars gambled in their machines last month.  Road Ranger in Princeton had the most action with 559 thousand dollars played and 516 thousand dollars won.

Revenue wise, the city of Ottawa raked in 55 hundred dollars from its six gambling locations.  The city of Mendota made 25 hundred dollars, La Salle County 24 hundred dollars, Princeton 23 hundred dollars and Peru 22 hundred dollars.

So far places like La Salle, Marseilles, Oglesby and Streator have been slow to accept video gaming.  La Salle and Oglesby only have two active video gaming locations while Marseilles and Streator have one.

Only one spot in the listening area had more money won than gambled and that was Bulldog’s Bar in Oglesby.  Because gamblers won 39 dollars more than they put in at Bulldog’s, the city of Oglesby got no revenue from those machines.

Oglesby did make 118 dollars off of video gaming at Lizzie’s Lounge.

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