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An amendment to the Illinois Video Gaming Act takes effect in January.

Section 65 of the state law now restricts a non-home rule form of government (which Marseilles is) from imposing a Video Gaming Terminal fee in excess of $250 (previously $25) per year.

Additionally, any fee imposed by any governmental unit must be equally shared between the Terminal Operator and the licensed video gaming business.

This week, the City of Marseilles became compliant with the new state law. Video gaming businesses in Marseilles will now pay a $50 fee and the licensed video gaming business will pay $50. The city changed their video gaming ordinance because it can cost up to $250 for the licensing fee.

Mayor Jim Hollenbeck said that he wants the licensing fee process to be easier for the businesses.