Issue 13 of our Insight newsletter has arrived! Below is a digital download version. Read on for more information on our enhanced client portal, partner promotion updates, cleaning tips and more! This issue also features a special social media tips and tools insert!
As a courtesy reminder, on July 1, 2020, minimum wage and tipped wage increases go into effect for the state of Illinois and Cook County. Please review the below rate increases and take action accordingly for your business.
March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and IGS supports responsible gambling. Help is available in several ways:
Call the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1.800.522.4700 to speak with a licensed counselor.
Text “ILGAMB” to 53342 to start a text message with a licensed counselor.
Visit ncpgambling.org/chat to live chat with a licensed counselor.
Visit gamtalk.org, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum.
Visit gamblersanonymous.org to find a local meeting.
Today, March 10, is Gambling Disorder Screening Day.
For additional resources and an online screen, click here.
Our new partner promotion, the $100,000 Prize Party, launched February 17! We have 225 locations participating throughout the state.
This promotion will allow winners to CHOOSE what they win! There are 18 different physical prize options available as well as 2 options for receiving cash prizes. 240 total winners will be drawn.
The first 20 entrants at each location receive a push down bottle opener!
Get the party started with our Spotify playlist!
Try our signature cocktail!
Our Great Fall Giveaway partner promotion concluded on November 13 with over 82,000 entries across 234 locations and over 200 prizes were awarded!
Each of our participating locations received 20 copper mugs to hand out to entrants. Participants were able to enter once per hour. All participating establishment entries were combined to draw 207 winners over 5 drawings.
Thank you to all of our participating locations!
For a full list of winners, click here.
A BIG congratulations to our $10,000 grand prize winners!
Rake in the cash with IGS’ new partner promotion that started today, October 7!
Copper mugs come with an exclusive fall-festive drink, the Harvest Mule!
Show us your mug or mule and you could WIN A PRIZE!
Tag #greatfallgiveaway and mention @illinoisgamingsystems on Facebook or Instagram!
Get into a fall frame of mind! Check out our playlist on Spotify!
Click the picture to listen.
Find a participating location near you: igspromotion.com
IGS is proud to announce we exceeded our fundraising goal for the Chicago St. Jude Run/Walk To End Childhood Cancer, raising $5,790!
The event, which was held September 21 during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, overall raised more than $455,000!
Team IGS stood out from the crowd with our signature lime green t-shirts during the event. The rain mostly held out as some ran and some walked the 5K held at Soldier Field.
St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% to 80% today. Donations made to St. Jude ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
We sincerely appreciate all those who contributed to our fundraising efforts!
2019 is off to a record breaking start, but new law changes could mean even more profits
So far in 2019, there have been 1,344 active video gaming machines played in La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties. By the end of the year, that number has the potential to increase significantly due to recent changes in the legislation surrounding video gambling in Illinois.
When the new gaming bill passed through the Illinois Legislature in June, it implemented sports betting and expanded the casino market.
But there were also a few changes to current video gaming laws.
This article features new IGS client, John Aden, owner of Lucky Cuts in La Salle! (Pictured above)
Our Summer Spectacular promotion concluded on July 16 with over 75,000 entries and 600 cash prizes awarded!
Each of our 242 participating establishments awarded two $50 cash prizes at their locations. All participating establishment entries were combined for three drawings:
June 18: 50 winners received $500 cash
July 9: 60 winners received $500 cash
July 16: 6 winners received $5,000 cash
A big thank you to our participating establishments!
For a full list of winners, click here.