J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC announces its acquisition of Illinois Gaming Systems, LLC. located in Naperville, IL. In the transaction, J&J Ventures Gaming is purchasing all gaming operations of Illinois Gaming Systems, who excels in service, operations, and marketing in the gaming industry. With this purchase, J&J now serves nearly 3,300 locations in gaming and amusements.
“Service and integrity are integral qualities of J&J. The integration of the IGS team allows us to strengthen these aspects and provide more to our partner locations as well as the J&J team. We are honored to welcome all IGS customers and employees and look forward to new relationships,” said J&J Ventures CEO, Bob Willenborg.
You’re getting customers through the door, but how can you get them to extend their stay? We have compiled a list of ideas and tips that can be easily implemented at your establishment and may result in your customers wanting to stay, and play, just a little bit longer.(more…)
The IGS Winners Circle promotion concluded on March 10. The promotion originally began November 2, but due to the COVID-related gaming shutdown, was put on pause and resumed February 1.
Though we were saddened to put a halt to the promotion, once gaming reopened, it was exciting to have the promotion resume and allow our partner locations to welcome guests back with the opportunity to win prizes!
Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to offering you a new promotion soon to continue to support sales growth. Check out the promotion recap below.
We appreciate what you have all had to endure over the past year. We salute your strength and resolve and look forward to far better times for us all as we progress into a new year together. We are simply thrilled to be “back in the game” and supporting your live operations again!
From all of us at Illinois Gaming Systems, thank you for making us your choice as a Terminal Operator! As you have come to expect, we are and will continue to be here for you in full support.
We thought you might appreciate the data below, which summarizes IGS client performance vs. the competition across the course of 2020. Even under the worst of circumstances, IGS clients are outperforming the rest of the state in rather dramatic fashion. Congrats to you!
The Illinois Gaming Board has instructed IGT and SciGames to have all Player’s Edge (Crystal and Axxis) and Pick-n-Play Premium (Cobalt) machines running operating system versions 108.3 or higher disabled state-wide until a resolution to a known issue is resolved.
The machines have already been disabled as of February 11 by SciGames. If you are still seeing that one of your VGTs of any of these models is still up and playable, please call into IGS dispatch immediately.
We will provide additional information when it becomes available.
Our new partner promotion launched Monday, November 2 and runs through December 16. IGS is excited to present double the prizes with over 500 winners and over $100,000 in prizes! There are 206 locations participating throughout the state. For full details and participating locations, click here. Check out our promotional video below.
As you are aware, on September 19 the Illinois Gaming Board instructed Scientific Games to disable the following specific game themes state-wide:
Downloading is anticipated to begin on or about Monday, October 5, and is anticipated to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete. The downloads will be done as they fit into the Scientific Games downloading schedule. The game themes that have been disabled will be re-enabled as soon as the machine is updated.
Your IGS Account Manager will notify you once your location’s updates have been completed.
The Illinois Gaming Board has instructed Scientific Games to disable the following specific game themes:
This is an Illinois-wide situation impacting all licensed establishments with Spielo (Prodigy or slant) VGTs.
At this time, we do not know how long it will be before the games are restored, but are aware that IGT/Spielo is working on submitting a revision to the IGB to remedy the situation. We will share more updates as rapidly as we can learn more.
Illinois Gaming Systems supports and encourages playing safely and responsibly. Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW)––September 13-19, 2020––provides an opportunity to promote responsible gaming programs.
Below are tips and suggestions for responsible gaming.
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!