Over 80 suburbs began to offer video gambling this year. Palos Heights and Palos Park are not in that list. This past July the Palos Heights City Council voted against allowing the machines in town. There are no video gambling machines in Palos Park either.
As of last month, Palos Hills was home to 18 terminals in four locations within the city. Nearby, there are six locations in Crestwood and five in Alsip where video gambling takes place. The largest nearby hotspot for the video gaming crowd is Oak Lawn where 84 terminals are spread across 18 locations.
Which Communities Offer Video Gambling?Scroll over the map above to see how many businesses offered video gaming machines in your town as of August 2013 and how many terminals are currently live in communities throughout the Chicago suburbs. Patch.com used data published on the state of Illinois Video Gaming Board website to create the map.
The different colored markers on the map indicate the number of terminals in each community. Here is what each marker stands for:
- Blue: 0 to 10 terminals
- Purple: 10 to 25 terminals
- Green: 25 to 50
- Yellow: 50 to 100
- Red: 100 to 150