Gold Rush Gaming is always available to answer any questions you may have about any part of the gaming process. From an inquiry about your application to the Illinois Gaming Board to a question about one of the games in your live gaming establishment we want to ensure you have all the information you may need. Scroll through our commonly asked questions to find your answer today and if the answer you are looking for is not there please contact us.How it Works →
Any electronic video game machine that, upon insertion of cash, is available to play or simulate the play of a video game (e.g, video poker, line up, blackjack, etc.). Terminals cannot directly dispense coins, cash, or tokens; however, players may receive free games or credits (including receipt tickets) that can be redeemed for cash.
Video gaming is allowed only in establishments that have been approved for their gaming license by the Illinois Gaming Board.
Yes. It is required by law to have a valid license issued by the IGB to place a video gaming terminal in your establishment.
The Video Gaming Act allows video gaming terminals in establishments that pour alcohol as well as certain truck stops and fraternal/veterans organizations. The establishment must first reside in an opt-in area and from there, sign a Terminal Use Agreement with Gold Rush Gaming. Please visit our How It Works page for step by step instructions to help you through the licensing process.
The average amount of time to get licensed is approximately 90 days from the time you sign with Gold Rush Gaming. This includes all steps needed to be approved and "Go Live."
Yes. Incorporated municipalities and counties (which will regulate licensed establishments in unincorporated areas) can prohibit video gaming terminals within their jurisdiction by passing an ordinance or through successful passage of a voter referendum.
Up to five machines may be placed at each licensed establishment.
Yes. The Illinois Gaming Board, as the agency in charge of enforcement of the Video Gaming Act, is responsible for developing all rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are subject to change at any time to help ensure all establishments and terminal operators comply by the Video Gaming Act.