✓ Will this be under your name or an entity?
The Gaming Board wants to know how your business is organized with the Illinois Secretary of State. 
There are a few ways your business can be organized.
– Sole proprietor – your business belongs to you alone.
– partnership – your business is shared with a partner.
– corporation – your business is owned by a corporation. Some common types of corporations are S corporations (S corp) and limited liability corporations (LLCs).
✓ Your FEIN number

This number is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. It’s like a social security number for your business.

✓ Your State Department of Revenue ID number

The IL Department of Revenue will assign you an ID or Business Tax number when you register your business. It can be found on your certificate of registration.

✓ Local & State Liquor Licenses
Most video gaming locations require an alcohol “pour” license. Contact your City or Village Clerk for the application. 
✓ Release for Business Information

The Illinois Gaming Board requires you to submit a signed release of information for your business when you apply for video gaming. The form must be signed and notarized. 

Request to Release Information

✓ Personal Information Affidavit

The Illinois Gaming Board also requires you to submit a signed release of your personal information  when you apply for video gaming. The form must be signed and notarized. 

✓ 3 Years Tax Transcripts + Current Financial Records

How healthy is your business? Lucky Street can help evaluate your business with this financial information.

✓ DOJ Federal Gaming Registration

Federal law requires every business involved in any form of gambling to register its activity with the United States Department of Justice. Visit for more information. 

✓ Lease or Deed of property
Most municipalities will not approve a gaming application without a lease or property deed. Make sure you have current copies ready to go when you apply.
✓ Any zoning documentation in progress

Some local governments require specific zoning to approve video gaming. Contact your City or Village Clerk for more information. 

✓ Release of Tax information

The Illinois Gaming Board requires a signed release of tax information. It includes many of the details about your business. It also does Not need to be notarized.

Authorization to Release Tax Information