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October 24, 2014, 8:31 am
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Springfield's First Video Gambling Terminals Operating

Video gambling is up and running in Springfield.


The first terminals went active Thursday at It’s All About Wine on Wabash, the first establishment to be issued a state license for the gaming machines.


But in recent days the state Gaming Board has approved at least six more licenses for Springfield establishments, four bars and two Road Ranger truck stops.


Mayor Mike Houston is enthusiastic about the start-up of video gaming.


He plans to use the city’s share of revenue to pay for an infrastructure program.


But Houston says he won’t seek a bond issue for street and sidewalk repair until the city has seen the results of a full year of video gambling and knows how much money to expect.

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