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La Salle adds more liquor licenses so video gamblers can have a drink

Posted by wlpo on November 4, 2014

Whether its bars, truck stops or stand alone buildings, video gaming machines are popping up everywhere. A divided La Salle City Council is doing what it can to accommodate the growth of video gaming.

The Council voted 5 to 4 Monday night with Mayor Jeff Grove breaking a tie to double the number of Class B liquor licenses from 10 to 20. Places like Becks and Shell want to put in gaming machines and hope to be able to offer up alcohol in cans or bottles to gamblers.

La Salle already has ten Class B liquor licenses spoken for so they need more for Becks and Shell and for any other business that may want to serve alcohol to video gamers.

Alderman Jim Bacidore was against adding liquor licenses wondering if it was time to cap the number of video gaming locations. He says there’s only so much money to go around and wonders how many businesses will even make money with video gambling.

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