Could Video Gaming Be The Answer To Chicago’s Revenue Problems?

In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, along with his dog Valor, shows off the farm's gaming room in Willowbrook, Ill. Since Illinois legalized video gambling, the terminals have been showing up in some unusual places: a florist, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. And for the businesses that have terminals, like the Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, they mean money, too, according to Vena. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, along with his dog Valor, shows off the farm's gaming room in Willowbrook, Ill. Since Illinois legalized video gambling, the terminals have been showing up in some unusual places: a florist, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. And for the businesses that have terminals, like the Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, they mean money, too, according to Vena. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The conversation continues as Rick speaks to Michael Gelatka, the president of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association. They’ll discuss how video gaming in Chicago could help the city’s revenue problems and more.

*Rick Pearson is a political reporter for the Chicago Tribune and host of The Sunday Spin on WGN Radio-AM 720. The Sunday Spin broadcasts each and every Sunday morning from 7 AM-9 AM CST.*