About Us

we hold ourselves to the gold standard

Established in 2012, Gold Rush is one of the most respected and sought out Terminal Operators in Illinois. With more than 725 locations statewide, we offer elite quality when it comes to our games and work together to provide our clients with the best service around. As The Gold Standard in Video Gaming, we treat our locations as True Partners and value our commitment to making them successful and profitable.

about our owners

For over 40 years, Rick and Alisa Heidner have served the Chicago-land area as experienced and proven business owners. Their first endeavor together was Heidner Properties, a Real Estate development group that owns and self-manages over 250 commercial properties across the country. After the successful launch of the Real Estate firm, they began focusing on their new dream involving Slots and Video Poker. In 2012, Gold Rush Gaming was founded and quickly became the Gold Standard in the Illinois Video Gaming industry. Gold Rush believes in the values of honesty and integrity, both of which are embodied by Rick and Alisa. You can see these values shine throughout their businesses, as well as their charitable contributions to Shelter Inc and The Anthony Rizzo Foundation.

About Our VGTs

Gold Rush Gaming offers world class games from some of the best vendors in the industry. We offer the latest and greatest in video gaming technology to our locations. The Gold Rush team works with each partner to guide, recommend, and provide VGT machines that perform best in their specific market. Gold Rush Gaming works with Scientific Games, Bally, IGT, WMS, Spielo, Novomatic, Aristocrat, Light and Wonder, and the m3t Terminal.

Please see the respective web pages for more information on each one.

About our Amusements

On top of Video Game Terminals, Gold Rush Gaming can provide and service music and amusement games to your establishment. Gold Rush Gaming offers a wide variety of family friendly amusements including Jukeboxes, Golf Games, Pool Tables, and Dart Boards.

Please chose any of our vendors below to learn more about Amusements.


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