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January 25, 2021 – Regions 1 and 2 were reclassified on January 25, 2021, by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The regional metrics can be found here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=1
The press release for Region 1 and 2 can be found here.

Phase 4 for Region 1 and 2 beginning January 26, 2021, at 8 AM

Video gaming at licensed video gaming locations in Phase 4 regions is no longer time restricted. Food and beverage service is permitted. Masks must be worn at all times inside the video gaming area. Congregating around video gaming terminals is prohibited and there is a one person per video gaming terminal limitation. Existing social distancing, sanitizing, and other mitigation protocols and measures in approved Terminal Operator Pandemic Resumption Plans remain in effect.

 

January 15, 2021 – On January 15, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health reclassified Regions 1, 2, and 5 from Tier 3 to Tier 2 mitigation. Accordingly, video gaming operations in Regions 1, 2, and 5 can resume beginning at 8 AM on January 16, 2021 subject to the following Tier 2 mitigations:

Video gaming at licensed video gaming locations in Tier 1 and Tier 2 regions is restricted within the hours of 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily. Food and beverage service inside the video gaming area is suspended, while outdoor service, curbside, and carryout is permitted. Masks must be worn at all times inside the video gaming area. Congregating around video gaming terminals is prohibited and there is a one person per video gaming terminal limitation. Existing social distancing, sanitizing, and other mitigation protocols and measures in approved Terminal Operator Pandemic Resumption Plans remain in effect.

Gaming remains suspended in Tier 3 regions.

 

January 14, 2021 – Gaming is reopening!  Licensed establishments in regions that the Illinois Department of Health releases out of Tier 3 mitigations will be able to resume live video gaming at 8 am on Saturday, January 16, 2021, The Illinois Gaming Board has announced.

Licensed establishments in Tier 1 and Tier 2 mitigation regions will be available to resume video gaming from the hours of 8 am-11 pm daily with safety restrictions will still be in place.  All food and beverage services served inside the location however will still be suspended.  Congregating in the gaming area will be prohibited and masks must be worn at all times.  Social distancing, sanitizing and other existing protocols will still remain in effect.

More details on which regions will be released by Governor Pritzker on January 15th.

Please stay tuned to our website for more information.