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:
Bull Valley: 1
Crystal Lake: 22
Fox River Grove: 9
Holiday Hills: 1
Island Lake: 2
Lake in the Hills: 13
McCullom Lake: 2
Oakwood Hills: 1
Port Barrington: 2
Prairie Grove: 2
Spring Grove: 11
Wonder Lake: 6
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