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Operators of Dotty's, Stella's, Shelby's gambling cafes sue state over revenue rules

Scott Holland & Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 5, 2017, 3:12pm

The owners of two groups operating many of the video gambling establishments in strip malls and other locations across Illinois have sued the Illinois Gaming Board, arguing one board policy and two provisions of the state’s 2009 Video Gaming Act are unconstitutionally depriving them of the chance to negotiate better business deals for a larger share of the revenue they generate. 

Guilt-by-marriage? Video gambling applicant claims Illinois Gaming Board blackballed her because of spouse’s suit against Board

Dan Churney Sep. 4, 2015, 11:42am

A West Chicago woman has sued the Illinois Gaming Board, claiming the board improperly turned down her applications last spring for four video gaming licenses for planned establishments in suburban Chicago, in retaliation for a lawsuit her husband had brought against the Board over sweepstakes machines.