Are Slots Still Operating?

Got this idea that some establishments with liquor licenses might still have people playing their video poker machines even though the Illinois Gaming (Gambling) Board has ordered them to stop.

Wonder Lake slot machines.

So, I sent a Freedom of Information request to the Board asking for “documents that will show where establishments with slot machines (video poker machines or whatever you call them) have not followed the order to cease operation.

“If it would be easier to provide the numbers of non-compliant establishments by zip code, that would be acceptable.”

Since the machines are monitored to make sure the state gets its cut of the money gambled, I thought the request would be pretty easy to fulfill.

But, no.

Here’s the reply I received:

“The Gaming Board must extend its response by the statutorily allowed 5 business days under 5 ILCS 140/3 (e)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) and (vi). This extension does not waive the agency’s right to assert exemptions and the burdensomeness provisions of FOIA.”

Hard to figure out how the request would be burdensome, if a lot of people where not playing the slots.


Are Slots Still Operating? — 14 Comments

  1. None of these places that are illegally operating would be reporting to the state, would they?

  2. You meant to write “were” instead of “where” in the last sentence of the article.

  3. Alabama, why don’t you get off welfare and snap and start working?

  4. ** Alabama, why don’t you get off welfare and snap and start working?**

    I love ignorant comments like this.

    You have no f’ing clue what you’re talking about.

    But if it makes you feel better to make ignorant and blatantly inaccurate comments like this, then you do you.

  5. I just love the Cottage, scene if so many over-served ‘jackpots’ and the occasional death.

    People are coming in the back way.

  6. Sunshine blogger, could you please send a FOI request to the Department of Justice, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations regarding the conspiracy, execution, and cover-up of Jack Kennedy’s assassination? I’m just curious to know. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug your neighbor, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  7. Is Angel a real person?

    He’s a teacher?!! Man, standards have really sunk.

  8. ** Alabama do you work? Where?**

    I *DO* work.

    Thanks for asking!

    Not sure how it’s a relevant question to any subject being discussed, but feel free to carry on focused on me.

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