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Illinois video gaming terminals shut down; State board orders cessation of operations through March 30

Mar 17, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

The Illinois Gaming Board on Monday ordered the cessation of all video gaming operations through March 30 in the wake of the growing coronavirus outbreak.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, the suspension will shut down about 36,000 slot and poker machines at nearly 7,300 licensed bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal organizations across the state.

Many of those video gaming terminals will not be accessible after Gov. J.B. Pritzker's order on Sunday that all bars and restaurants in ...