IGB issues Terminal Operator License to Illinois Gaming Systems, LLC.

IGB issues Terminal Operator License to Illinois Gaming Systems, LLC.


Illinois Gaming Systems is the only Licensed Terminal Operator with retail gaming experience for the exciting new Illinois market.

Des Plaines, IL, January 17, 2012:   After nearly a year and a half from when applications for Terminal Operators were first accepted by the IGB, Illinois Gaming Systems, LLC has been awarded the first of only sixteen issued Terminal Operator licenses.  The highly anticipated announcement was made at the IGB’s board meeting held at the Rivers Casino early today.  IGS founder, Bill Service brings a nearly 20 year record of operating locations with gaming machines in bars and restaurants in multiple gaming jurisdictions.  “IGS is thrilled to be given the great privilege to be awarded a Terminal Operator license by the Illinois Gaming Board.  The IGB’s reputation for integrity and high operating standards are well known throughout the gaming industry.  Illinois Gaming Systems specializes in precisely the form of retail gaming now being introduced to Illinois.  We look forward to working with location owners hoping to partner with an Operator that can add significant value and profitability to their business.”

IGS runs many of the most profitable locations in Oregon and West Virginia.

Interested location owners should contact IGS soon to reserve their place.  IGS will be limiting the number of locations that they will work with in order to maintain the high standards and reputation for  being the best in the industry.  “We will not be the biggest Terminal Operator in Illinois, but we will be the best.  We want to continue to offer value-added services based on our decades of practical experience and knowledge of both the restaurant and bar owner as well as the particular and unique characteristics of the gaming guest.”

Summary of Video Gaming Act

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IGS Is Your Total Gaming Solution

IGS Is Your Total Gaming Solution

Illinois Gaming Systems is a multi-state gaming company specializing in retail-based video gaming within a distributive network.

We have over 20 years experience in precisely the form of retail gaming that is coming to Illinois.  IGS route operations in Oregon and West Virginia perform at many times their state’s sales average.  Our extensive experience and proven results mean we can offer a complete gaming solution designed for the particular need, real estate, bar/restaurant configuration and market opportunity that your establishment presents.

Experience means we know what works and we know what does not work.  We understand the gaming customer, the gaming retailer and the undervalued gaming regulator.  Whether you work with IGS or not, we strongly recommend that you select an operator that has specific experience in distributive retail (not casino) video gaming.

IGS Scope of Services include:

  • With over $50 million in active wagers per month in multiple states, IGS has the experience to help you develop your location to be the highest performing sales operation possible.
  • Gather, report and offer analysis of local market share and performance data.  Being able to obtain and analyze your performance compared to other licensed establishments offers invaluable operational insights and opens up new opportunities.
  • Offer a selection of the highest performing video lottery terminals available.  We have the experience to make the proper selection of machines and games to maximize gaming revenue and profitability.
  • Proper unit lay-out and design is critically important (and often undervalued) key success factor in retail gaming.  We recommend that you work with a company that understands how to evaluate multiple configuration options as you consider optimal design alternatives.  It’s the little stuff that makes the difference.
  • Assist with the selection of important and appropriate gaming accessories.
  • Assist with the design and functionality of a complete security solution.  We have seen enough examples of security issues to know how to best protect your establishment, your team members and your guests.
  • Implement state-of-the-art cash control, security and reporting features.
  • Assist with staff training and make recommendations for operating procedures and policies.
  • Assist with proven advertising and marketing strategies.
  • Check us out and see for yourself why IGS is Illinois’ premier terminal operator.  IGS has the experience you can bank on!

Meet Bill Service and Illinois Gaming Systems:

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Performance Reporting

Illinois Gaming Systems believes that accurate and timely reporting offers significant benefits to establishment owners and its managers.  The IGS team are experts in system design including developing remote tools to monitor and report real time information that assists in analyzing sales, operating costs, and security.  The Illinois Gaming Board will soon finalize certain rule decisions and vendor contract requirements that will guide cash control and monitoring requirements.  The IGS team has the experience to develop custom tools needed for the Illinois market as its team has done many times before in other markets.

Just some of the many exciting new tools under development for Illinois include:

  • Mobile Reporting
  • Wireless data collection
  • Analytical sales tools to optimize labor and operating hours
  • Cash reconciliation and shift accountability
  • Employee training tools
  • Sales graphs and charts
  • Localized market share reports

Illinois Gaming System is Experience you can bank on.

VLT Contract Open For Bids, Again

VLT Contract Open For Bids, Again

Marcus Webb, www.vendingtimes.com, posted Nov. 7, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Gaming Board is once again accepting bids for contractors to provide the central computer system that will manage the state’s operator-run video lottery market. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 1; the evaluation and award process could take a month or longer.

This is the second round of bidding for the lucrative contract. Last August, IGB originally announced that Scientific Games Corp. had won the initial bid, reportedly with an offer of $89 million

A month later, IGB reversed itself and withdrew the award, saying mistakes and misunderstandings had flawed the original process.

Crain’s Chicago Business said the rebidding process has imposed a “considerable delay” on the launch of the Illinois VLT market. Experts estimate Illinois will not be able to begin operating VLTs until the third quarter of 2011.

The central VLT computer is expected to control a $300 million annual market that could comprise 60,000 VLTs in some 10,000 taverns, truckstops and fraternal organizations, among other locations that are licensed to serve alcohol for on-premise consumption.

Scientific Games said it would rebid for the contract, as will a Greek company called Intralot S.A., among other possible contenders. Intralot lost the first round last August; its protest over mistakes by IGB led to the cancellation of the first contract.