How Do I Qualify?

Types of Gaming Establishments in the Illinois Video Gaming Market

The Video Gaming Act legalizes the use of up to 5 video gaming terminals (VGTs or slot machines) in the following types of establishments. Establishments must be located in a municipality that has opted in to allow video gaming. Click here to view a list of all Illinois municipalities and whether or not they allow video gaming.

Restaurants

The retail establishment license is the most common issued license by the IGB issued to restaurants and bars. To qualify as a licensed retail establishment you must be a licensed pour establishment, holding both a local and state on-premise liquor license.

Bars

The retail establishment license is the most common issued license by the IGB issued to restaurants and bars. To qualify as a licensed retail establishment you must be a licensed pour establishment, holding both a local and state on-premise liquor license.

Truck Stops

In order to qualify as a licensed truck stop establishment the following minimum requirements must be met:

1. Must be at least a 3 acre facility with a convenience store
2. Must have a separate diesel island for fueling commercial vehicles
3. Must sell more than 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel per month
4. Must provide parking space for commercial motor vehicles

Organizations or Clubs

Fraternal organizations and veterans establishments qualify to be licensed establishments and must have a charter derived from a national organization and meet regularly, as well as hold both a local and state on-premise liquor license.