Ill. tax revenue from video gambling doubles

The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double in the last year.

The state reportedly made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling compared to approximately $75 million in 2013.

Municipalities received nearly $33 million, an increase from $15 million.

As of December 2014, there were more than 19,000 video gambling machines at bars, truck stops and fraternal organizations across the state.
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