Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me?

There is a $100 application fee payable to the Illinois Gaming Board. An additional $100 fee is due upon approval of your application and annually thereafter in order to maintain your establishment license. You may also be required to pay a yearly “sticker fee” depending on your municipality. Rate varies by local municipality.

Liquot license fees, entity formation and renewal fees may also be required.

What are the requirements to become a licensed establishment?

You must have a valid local and state liquor license and be considered a qualified establishment. Click Here to learn more about the different types of qualified establishments.

How long is the application process?

The process takes an average of 3-4 months from submitting your application to receiving your license. There is no way to expedite the process.

Can one terminal operator offer me more of a revenue split than others?

No. The revenue split is written as Illinois law and mandates 29% to the state, 5% to the municipality, and approximatly 32.5% to the establishment and 32.5% to the terminal operator. Click Here to learn more about revenue splits.

“All splits current as of 2/1/23 and subject to change”

How much money will I make?

The average location in the state of Illinois makes $212,133 annually from video gaming *Based on the 2022 Illinois Gaming Board annual revenue report

For additional FAQ’s, visit the Illinois Gaming Board’s FAQ Page