Rockford leaders okay video gambling operators to add more machines

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford leaders give video gambling operators the chance to add more machines.

City Council members approved a request to raise the number of machines allowed in an establishment from five to six.

It mirrors a new statewide gambling law.

City Council recently okay-ed an increase in license fees from $25 to $250 a year for each machine. It will go into effect in 2020.

According to its agreement with Hard Rock, Rockford can only add about 150 more gaming machines city wide.

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