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Illinois Approves Golden Entertainment License

The Illinois Gaming Board approved Golden Entertainment Inc.’s application for a video gaming terminal operator license. As a result, a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Entertainment will operate VGTs in liquor-licensed establishments including bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal and veterans organizations.

Illinois is the fourth state where Golden Entertainment is licensed, along with Nevada, Montana and Maryland. Golden Entertainment operates more than 7,500 devices in nearly 700 locations in Nevada. It also is Nevada’s largest traditional tavern operator with 56 locations and operates three casinos in Pahrump. In Montana, the company operates 2,900 devices in 290 locations. And in western Maryland, Golden Entertainment operates the Rocky Gap Casino Resort.