Accel Entertainment is licensed as a Terminal Operator by the Illinois Gaming Board and focuses on video gaming with an expertise unsurpassed in the industry. News and best practices for bars, restaurants and other establishments using slot machines and amusement to increase their revenue in the Illinois Gaming Market.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to start a slot machine business, you've probably asked yourself what types of businesses can legally have gaming. Here’s an overview of the four types of licensed establishments legally allowed to operate in the state of Illinois, as laid out in the Video Gaming Act.
Can you believe that video gaming has been legal in Illinois for ten years already? It seems like just yesterday the Video Gaming Act was only a far-off dream for Illinois politicians. The Illinois Video Gaming Act was enacted on July 13, 2009 to help fund a $31 billion State multi-faceted infrastructure improvement plan. Check out some of our favorite video gaming content over the past decade!
Updating your menu doesn’t have to mean a full overhaul of all your dishes (although if you’re feeling ambitious and looking to re-brand, that is always an option). Many restaurateurs prefer to take it slow and remove one low-selling dish in favor of trying something new. Implementing these types of changes to your menu can allow you to provide cost-effective alternatives, allow you to try something new, and keeps customers coming back time and time again.
When restaurants or other establishments acquire a liquor license, it’s usually for one purpose: to serve alcohol. And while that’s the main benefit of having a liquor license, there are other advantages as well, particularly in Illinois.
Small business owners often end up filling a variety of different roles. In addition to fulfilling personal roles like friend, spouse, parent - you can also be a manager, mentor, finance expert, marketing director and more. Whether you are looking for tips on how to become a more impactful manager, inspiration on how to be a gracious leader, or need a new outlook on life, there is a book on this list for you.
Here at Accel, we know that you take pride in your business and invest a lot of time and effort to make it as close to perfect as possible. So how can you get your customers to see it that way? One of the best ways is to fight negative reviews and promote positive online reviews of your establishment.
Every month, the Illinois Gaming Board (“IGB”) meets to discuss any changes in the Illinois gaming market and issue licensing and disciplinary decisions. What follows is a repost of the notes by our friends at Fox Rothschild in their “At Stake” Newsletter. You can also find official IGB meeting minutes on the IGB website. The minutes of each IGB meeting are typically posted following the next scheduled meeting of the Board.