Video gambling is coming to Springfield in a big way.
Two Lucy’s Place establishments are coming to town after zoning variances for Lucy’s Places on Denver Drive and North 5th passed the Springfield City Council.
Lucy’s Place is a tavern that will also have video gaming devices.
Another establishment that could have video gambling was approved by aldermen on South Dirksen Parkway.
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin voted no on all zoning petitions that dealt with establishments wanting to bring video gambling.
Video gambling was recently passed by the state and approved to operate in the city of Springfield.
Springfield establishments that want video gambling must get a permit from the city for the establishment and for each video gaming terminal.