Illinois Video Gaming Machines Record Over $2 Billion In Wagers

Illinois Video Gaming Machines Record Over $2 Billion In Wagers

Illinois bettors wagered over $2 billion at video gaming terminals in December. The state will receive $717.7 million in VGT gaming taxes in 2021.

$717 million in tax revenue from VGTs was more than the combined $643.7 million collected by Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey’s online casino operations through the first 11 months of the year.

Illinois casinos won big in 2021. They collected $248.7 million in casino gaming taxes. Rivers Des Plaines, Grand Victoria and Harrah’s Joliet casinos earned $458.2 million and $137.5 million respectively.

Two more casinos are coming to Illinois. Full House Resorts will operate the future American Place Casino in Waukegan and will open a temporary casino in July 2022. Wind Creek Casino was the winning bid for the south suburban license and is scheduled to open in mid-2023.

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A lucky winner from Illinois won the Mega Millions jackpot by matching all six numbers from the drawing on July 29:

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Staggering $1.34BN Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Won in Illinois

Staggering $1.34BN Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Won in Illinois
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💰 After 29 consecutive draws without a winner, one lucky punter from Illinois has scooped the US Mega Millions jackpot for a staggering $1.33bn!

💰 After 29 consecutive draws without a winner, one lucky punter from Illinois has scooped the US Mega Millions jackpot for a staggering $1.33bn!