Video Gaming
Per Village Ordinance 2546 adopted by the Village Board on February 8, 2016 Video gaming is permitted to licensed establishments within the Village, subject to the provisions of this ordinance.

Licensed Establishment means any licensed retail establishment:
(i) where alcoholic liquor is drawn, poured or mixed for consumption on the premises pursuant to a valid liquor license, and
(ii) the licensed retail establishment must derive more than 60% of its gross revenue on an annual basis from non-video gaming related activities. 

Thereafter, for new licensed establishments, the owner shall certify that it is anticipated that the establishment will derive more than 60% of its gross revenue on an annual basis from non-video gaming related activities.  The determination of whether the 60% standard has been met shall be made at the time of license renewal for the subsequent year.  The owner shall certify as part of its license application the percentages of gross revenue from video gaming and non-gaming activities for the previous year, and the Village shall be entitled to request pertinent business records to verify the certification including but not limited to financial statements, business financial reports, State of Illinois tax information, or any other record deemed acceptable by the Village.

For licensed locations including fraternal establishments, veterans establishments, truck stop establishments, golf course establishments, and licensed establishments that admit individuals under the age of 21, the gaming area shall be separated by a half wall or glass partition with a separate door for ingress and egress, and the entrance to the gaming area shall be visible to at least one employee of the establishment who is over 21 years of age, to ensure that no persons under 21 years of age are present in the gaming area.

An appropriate video gaming licensed issued by the Illinois State Gaming Board is required as a pre-condition to the Village granting any video gaming license. Applications for video gaming license shall be filed with the Village Clerk, the Mayor shall review the applicant’s credentials and requirements and determine if the video gaming license shall be granted.

The annual fee for each video gaming license is $25 per year or any part of a year. All video gaming licenses issued shall be valid from the date of issuance, or in the case of renewals, from January 1st through December 31st. A new or renewed license is required in order to commence operations on January 1 of the new year.

Any licensee who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with any provision of the ordinance or the Illinois Gaming Act may be subject to revocation or suspension of their video gaming license after a hearing.
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