Video Gaming Brings City $2.5 Million in Tax Revenue

More than $2.5 million in tax revenues have been collected by the city of Decatur since video gaming machines first came online.
The number comes just as Decatur and the state of Illinois reach the four-year mark since legal video gaming machines began to pop up at bars, restaurants, clubs and specialized gaming parlors. Decatur has taken in $760,593 from machines this year, according to numbers from the Illinois Gaming Board. Money from the machines are placed in the city’s general fund.

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