A story from the Belleville News Democrat relates that the budget impasse going on between Governor Rauner and the legislature has put a stop to local cities getting the July money due them from video game revenue.
What surprised me is how much money each city gets as their portion of the gaming going on in select bars and restaurants. Collinsville is due 10,000 dollars just for july. And that is only 5 percent of the total monies spent on these games which sit near the bar or on a side wall in the businesses which were awarded the right to have them.
Here's the percentage going to each entity:
Lots of money going into those machines. I'm going to pay more attention when we go out to eat in Collinsville to see how many machines are in use. I'm not especially opposed to them, but, wow, that is a lot of money being spent. I wonder what the payout percentage is.