IGB Stepping Up Inspections
the Illinois Gaming Board's monthly meeting this past Wednesday
morning, the Gaming Board Administrator let everyone know that it has
stepped up investigations at licensed locations, most notably a crack
down on illegal forms of gambling. Penalties can be as severe
as gaming license revocation.
was said that starting last month, IGB agents ramped up
investigations across the state. As a result, the IGB issued
disciplinary actions to nine different gaming locations. The
Administrator said that the violations were all for illegal forms of
gambling such as pools, jar games and pull tabs.
nine locations have been fined $2500 for the violations. Their option
is either to pay their fine or contest the decision. If a location
does nothing, their gaming license will be revoked.
Administrator urged every terminal operator to spread the word about
this to their locations. Next month is March Madness and the
investigators will be out in force looking for anyone betting on the
gaming attorney who attended the meeting, noted that this marks
something of a turning point with the Gaming Board. To date, they
have largely focused on investigating applications for new licensees.
However, this signals that they are now transitioning to include
disciplinary investigations as well. He anticipates that over
the next few weeks and months, as the IGB gets better caught up with
processing applications, that disciplinary investigations such as
these will become more commonplace.
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