Ill. tax revenue from video gambling doubles

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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.