In the April edition of ‘Ask the Mayor,’ Larry Morrissey answered a listener email about video gaming facilities located across the area and the possibility of Rockford getting a casino license in the near future.
The Mayor said the city is hoping to get more control over managing video gaming, but at the moment any location with a state and local liquor license can apply to have gaming machines..
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
The legality of machines similar to video gambling, but aren’t subject to the same regulations, is being questioned in a new report.
The machines are called “sweepstakes machines,” and supposedly don’t fall under video gambling regulations because they don’t directly distribute cash...
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a fifty year old man. A fifty year old man who enjoys video games. Now, I don't go on gaming benders where I'll play for 36 straight hours, ignoring family, work, and hygiene responsibilities, I don't gather with other like-minded and similar-aged guys at a midnight release party for the latest Call of Duty, and I've even been known to stop playing long before my wife Amy