Video Gambling Started At Morton Grove Tavern

The Bringer Inn is one of the first sites in Illinois to try the new form of gambling.


Communities across Illinois had a chance to OK video gambling, also called video gaming, when it was proposed about three years ago.

In Niles, it, but .


Now, the in Morton Grove has become one of the first places in Illinois to install the machines. 

ABC7 reports that the machines use a voucher system, and for those who win, the voucher must be presented to the bartender for a cash payout.

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sherwin dubren September 15, 2012 at 02:56 AM
It's amazing. Niles, who welcomed the OTB after Morton Grove turned it down, actually turned down the video gambling. In a complete turn around, Morton Grove is welcoming video gambling. In Morton Grove, I think the new acceptance is due to the position of the Action Party, who welcomes any kind of business, as long as it is legal.
Sandi B. September 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
If it can help small businesses in our town (like the Bringer Inn) to stay viable, I'm all for it. The machines are legal, and the establishments that house them must be approved by the State of Illinois. Plus, revenue will be generated for towns that have video gaming machines. Thank goodness this Board wasn't as short-sighted as the previous Mayor, who drove the OTB out of town and into Niles, who couldn't be happier with the windfall they are collecting.
Harry Gio September 15, 2012 at 09:54 PM
This BROKE state needs to allow ALL places to have such machines... It will alow regulation IN and the criminal element OUT.
Carolyn October 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Niles trustees have chosen quality of life over video gambling in bars and restaurants. We will know in one or two years if Morton Grove or Niles made the right decision.
sherwin dubren January 15, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Video gambling is just the start. Marijuana is on it's way. Morton Grove is aiming to be the sleeze capital of the northern suburbs.


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