Springfield Mayor Mike Houston thinks allowing video gambling machines at local liquor establishments will be a money-maker for the city.
Houston hopes to introduce an ordinance within a month that would allow businesses with liquor licenses to apply for state and city licenses to operate those sophisticated video gaming devices. For now, he’s not predicting how much revenue the city might bring in from the devices.
But Houston downplays the notion that legalized gambling would be bad for Springfield. He says adults should be free to make responsible entertainment choices.