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Seventh Circuit affirms Emerald casino executives liable for $272 million

David Hutton Sep. 16, 2017, 7:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has sided with an Illinois federal court, noting that a federal judge was correct in ruling that six Illinois casino executives are responsible for paying $272 million after they allegedly caused their company to lose its gambling license and fall into bankruptcy.

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.

Video gaming 'finder' says Ill. Gaming Board penalized, 'blacklisted' his company without authority

Dan Churney Aug. 6, 2015, 2:41pm

A Dundee man is in Cook County Circuit Court, saying the Illinois Gaming Board dealt him a bad hand by improperly ordering a video gaming company to stop using his business as a broker to arrange contracts for lease of the company's machines.

Corporation sues over video gambling machine dispute

Bethany Krajelis Jul. 30, 2013, 5:18pm

A business dispute over video gambling machines has landed in the Cook County Circuit Court.