Slot Machine Locations in McHenry County

Commenter Mark looked up which towns have how many slot machines in McHenry County on the way to asking if the new recreational pot legalization bill would allow such spots to sell marijuana as well:

So would a legal expansion of marijuana bring to McHenry County?

Next to impossible to predict, but here’s what the expansion of video gaming brought McHenry County.

This is a breakdown by municipality of the 244 licensed gaming establishments in McHenry County:

Algonquin: 14

Bull Valley: 1

Cary: 14

Crystal Lake: 22

Fox River Grove: 9

Harvard: 18

Hebron: 4

Holiday Hills: 1

Huntley: 11

Island Lake: 2

Johnsburg: 12

Lake in the Hills: 13

Lakemoor: 3

Marengo: 13

McCullom Lake: 2

McHenry: 44

Oakwood Hills: 1

Port Barrington: 2

Prairie Grove: 2

Richmond: 13

Ringwood: 2

Spring Grove: 11

Union: 3

Wonder Lake: 6

Woodstock: 21

Grand total: 244

source: Illinois Gaming Board

Video Gaming > Lists of Video Gaming Applicants & Licenses > Comprehensive Lists of Applicants > Licenses Applicants


In general, unless the establishment is a truck stop, the business must have an on-premise liquor license to become a licensed video gaming establishment in Illinois.

An on-premise liquor license allows consumption of alcohol on the premises.


Does the proposed marijuana legislation allow these facilities to obtain a license to sell and / or use marijuana products on the premises?

One could smoke dope, drink beer, and play video poker in the same buildin


Slot Machine Locations in McHenry County — 13 Comments

  1. After approval of ‘recreational’ marijuana, what is next?

    Decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms like they just did in Denver and plan to California plus other areas?

    What a society! Kill the unborn or the just born and then get high – legally – and fund those actions with tax dollars derived from that questionable activity?

    We all will pay a very high price.

    Oh, I almost forgot, while many engage in these activities, Muslims are praying in your public funded schools and the news media is doing their part in educating the public about Ramadan.

  2. We need to give legalizing marijuana a great deal of thought.

    Legalizing marijuana can bring nothing but problems and we don’t need any more problems in this County and the State.

    Please vote no.

    tell your legislators vote no to legalizlng marijuana

    It opens the door to serious destructive drugs, increases ER visits and traffic accidents by impaired drivers

    don’t let anybody fool you using words like “recreational” as though it’s use does not present serious problems.

    Why are we so greedy that we put that Revenue before the well-being of our families?

    Village councils should put their efforts towards bringing some conscientious employers, good businesses, back to this County.

    Sad to look at the open storefronts, old Cub Foods and Walmart parking lot.

    What are you cities and villages doing about it ?

  3. You are sounding very provincial with your argument as presented. I don’t think dope smokers are much motivated to go anywhere whether to drink beer or gamble or whatever. It makes you sound frightened and is not much of an incentive against the Sodom and Gomorrah we now live in. If government is doing it, you can bet your bottom dollar that is no good for anyone! (Nice double entendre, huh?)

  4. Almost limitless money to be made from a doped up stupefied populace,
    that’s why the MARXOCRATS and their pals just LOVE IT.

    Law enforcement, judicial/courts/lawyers/prison systems, rehab, DCFS, undertakers, and that’s just for starters.

    Did I forget to mention taxes from the sale of dope to the dopes ?

    Did this “trigger” you, Little Joey Blowhard ?

    And you, Little Tommy Snowflake ?

    Too bad, deal with it..

    #TRUMP2020 – Deus Vult !

  5. Why stop at just selling booze, pot and gambling on video gaming…

    heck they’re still also trying to figure out where to allow “sports betting” in Illinois—

    RaceTracks, Casinos, Off Track Betting locations (one in McHenry), was the original locations list to be allowed to have it—

    or make it wide open and even allow folks to do it online from home on the opposite end of the spectrum…

    or maybe the compromise will be to just add it to these locations that currently have video gaming machines.

    One stop shopping for everything…

  6. Lakewood is the last hold out, although some tried to push through slots a couple years back. It took Serwatka to put a stop to it.

  7. You all forgot the sky is falling.

    You all managed to get whipped up into a frenzy over the silliest things.

    A lot of unfocused anxiety here.

    You know what’s good for that?


  8. McHenry is the county’s sleazetwon.

    The Mayor there even says McHenry needs MORE gambling dens, illegals, and police.

    Great job Mr. Jett!

    Yet the VFW’s “Queen of Hearts” represents a ‘grave danger to public order’ according to him

  9. Jett is a socialist with an agenda.

    A taxing agenda to liquidate your home to pay for pension pigs.

  10. The criteria for a gaming establishment to be categorized in a city / village in the list, is the physical address of the establishment, as opposed to the establishment being within city limits.

    Thus some of the 244 establishments on the list may be in unincorporated McHenry County.

    Here are the names of the 144 establishments, categorized by City / village.


    Algonquin: 14 establishments

    Buddyz a Chicago Pizzeria
    Chinga Dragon 1
    Creekside Tap
    Cucina Bella
    Donkey Inn
    Golf Club of Illinois
    Kostas Gyros
    La Palma Mexican Cuisine
    Port Edward Restaurant
    Riverview Restaurant & Tavern
    Sushi King II
    Tavern at the Bridge
    Town Liquors
    Twisted Rose


    Bull Valley – Boone Creek Golf Club


    Cary – 14 establishments

    750 Cucina Rustica
    Coleman’s in the Park
    Cuckoo’s Nes
    Cary Country Club
    Galati’s Hideaway
    Hidden Tap
    Lucky Esther’s
    Lucky Penny’s
    Maple Tree Inn
    Orchard Prime Meats
    Tobacco Stop
    Tony V’s
    Tracks, The


    Crystal Lake – 22 establishments

    Asian Buffet Hibachi Grill & Sushi
    Ava’s Place
    Breakers, The
    Buffalo Wings & Rings of Crystal Lake
    Carlos Mexican Grill 3
    Coleman’s Crystal Lake
    Cottage, The
    Crystal Bowl
    Crystal Lake Rib House
    Finn McCool’s
    Fire Bar & Grill
    Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill
    Kumi Sushi Restaurant
    Las Cazuelitas
    Matt’s Taverno
    Riverside Pub
    Village Squire
    Whiskey Bungalow
    Williams Street Tap
    Wings Etc.


    Fox Lake – Rock Corner Marathon


    Fox River Grove – 8 establishments

    Dead End Bar & Grill
    King Ping Lanes
    New China Restaurant
    Sticks Pub & Grub
    Tinman’s Sports Pub
    Villa Bleu


    Harvard – 18 establishments

    Big Foot Inn
    Bopp’s Grille & Saloon
    Bunk’s Place
    Cardinal Wine & Spirits
    Cool Music Stop Bar & Grill
    Front Street Tap
    Harvard Moose Lodge 1289
    House of Lawrence
    Hub Lounge
    J’s Lanes
    Kozy Nook Restaurant
    Lexies Lucky Slots
    McGarry’s Bowl
    Rosati’s Pizza
    South Side


    Hebron – 4 establishments

    Hart’s Saloon
    Hoops Sports Bar & Grill
    Lucky 7’s Gaming Cafe
    Tobacco Shop


    Holiday Hills – All Inn Pub & Grub


    Huntley – 11 establishments

    American Legion Post 673
    BBQ King Smokehouse
    Bowl Hi Lanes
    Lucky Bernie’s
    Offie’s Tap
    Parkside Pub
    Pub 47
    Sal’s Pizza Place
    Sammy’s Bar & Grill
    Soula’s Village Inn
    Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf


    Island Lake – 2 establishments

    Chi-Town Dogs
    Maverick’s Gaming Spirits & Crafts


    Johnsburg – 12 establishments

    Big Frans Boardwalk Gaming
    Cabana’s on the Chain
    China Bar & Restaurant
    Duffy’s Palace Bowl
    Halftime Bar & Grill
    Johnsburg Quik Shop
    Moose Lodge, McHenry
    Oak Park Lounge
    Raymond’s Bowl & Entertainment Center
    Stucky’s Bar & Grill
    Sunnyside Tavern
    Waterfront Hotel & Marina


    Lake in the Hills – 13 establishments

    American Legion Post 1231
    Bistro Wasabi
    Butcher on the Block
    Dino’s Pizza & Pasta
    DM Prime Burgers
    Grove Mart, The
    Lake in the Hills Property Owners Association
    Moretti’s Pizza
    Stella’s Place
    Tacos El Norte
    Woods Creek Tavern


    Lakemoor – 3 establishments

    Long Shots Pub
    Red House
    Sweet Melissa’s Pizza & Pub


    Marengo – 13 establishments

    Fire & Ice Smokehouse & Creamery
    Glo Bowl Fun Center
    House of Bottles
    Joe’s Place
    La Placita Taqueria #2
    La’s Cafe
    Maggie O’Neill’s Public House
    Marengo Ridge Golf Club
    Miss Kitty’s Saloon
    Niko’s Pointers Saloon
    Northside Tap
    Sam’s Tavern
    Spot of Marengo, The


    McCullom Lake – 2 establishments

    Hickory Lodge
    Lady Luck Poker


    McHenry – 44 establishments

    3 Queens
    Addison’s Steakhouse
    After the Fox
    Betty’s Bistro
    Big Frans Boardwalk Gaming
    Bolt-On Inn
    Buddyz Pizza
    Bulldog Ale House
    Chen Asian Cafe
    Corkscrew Pointe
    Corner Tap
    DC Cobbs McHenry
    El Gordo Mexican Restaurant
    Fox Hole Pizza
    Gambler of McHenry, The
    Gin Mill, The
    Green Street Cafe
    Henny Penny
    Hickory Pit, The
    Jexal’s Wingzeria
    Kief’s Reef
    Lacey’s Place, 341 Front St
    Lacey’s Place, 3515 Diamond Dr
    Liberty Club
    Lucky Poker
    Mackey’s Hideout
    Main Street Station
    McHenry Recreation
    Meat n Potato Eatery
    Moe’s on Main
    My Place Bar & Grill
    Patroons Mexican Restaurant
    Plub Garden McHenry
    Salerno’s Pizzeria & R Bar
    Snuggery pub
    Stella’s Place
    Sushi King
    Town Club
    Village Squire McHenry
    VFW Post 4600
    Vickie’s Place
    Windhill Pancake Parlor


    Oakwood Hills – Chalet Hills Golf Club


    Port Barrington – 2 establishments

    Broken Oak Marina Bar & Grill
    Hermann’s Rest a While


    Prairie Grove – 2 establishments

    Lucky Lulu’s
    Prairie Isle Golf Course


    Richmond – 13 establishments

    American Cafe Restaurant
    Doyle’s Pub & Eatery
    Gigi’s Place
    Hot Slots Getaway
    Marathon, 8618 US Route 12
    Olive Black Martini Lounge
    Paisano’s on Broadway
    Panino’s Italian Sandwiches & Crab Shack
    Papa Saverio’s
    Red’s Steak & BBQ
    Richmond Liquor & Tobacco
    Tobacco & Dollar Up


    Ringwood – 2 establishments

    O’Leary’s Pub & Grub
    Rusty Nail


    Spring Grove – 11 establishments

    Billy’s Beef Hot Dogs & More
    Bricks & Ivy Sports Tavern
    Brit’s Street
    Grove, The
    KC’s Cabin
    Lucky Bernie’s
    Tammy’s Pizza & Pasta
    Tobacco & LIquor
    Whiskey Waters
    Wild Crab Boil


    Union – 3 establishments

    Checker’s II
    Station 4 BBQ & Grill
    Union Quick Mart


    Wonder Lake – 6 establishments

    Busy Bee Restaurant
    Dusty’s Pizza
    Ed’s Wonder inn
    Grand Old Mill
    Horizontals Saloon
    Sunrise Food & Liquor


    Woodstock – 21 establishments

    3 Brothers Restaurant
    Best Western Woodstock Inn
    Cabin, The
    DC Cobb’s
    Kingston Lanes
    La Placita Taqueria
    Liquid Blues
    Lucky Bernie’s
    Main Street Pour House
    Moose Lodge No 1329
    Napoli Pizza
    Noko’s Red Mill Tavern
    Offsides Sports Bar & Grill
    Old Rivers Inn
    Ortmann’s Red Iron Taverno
    Penny’s Place
    Public House of Woodstock
    Rosati’s of Woodstock
    Town Tap Woodstock
    Wayne’s Lanes

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