In order to ensure that your video gaming terminals (VGTs) are up to par, and that all necessary paperwork is completed, you will need to have an Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) agent perform an inspection. This important step does not have to be a headache for you. Your Lucky Lincoln Gaming Relationship Manager (RM) will assist you in the process.
To make the process easier and less stressful, here are some steps on how to get an IGB inspection:
- Submit an Illinois Video Gaming Application.
You may hire your own attorney to assist you or ask your Lucky Lincoln RM for help.
- Get Fingerprinted by the IGB
This is a very important step, because if done incorrectly or too soon, could screw up your application. Submit your application to be fingerprinted and follow the directions from the Illinois Gaming Board.
- Prep for Inspection
After your application is submitted, and while you are waiting for your inspection to be scheduled, check with your local municipality and inquire about any additional gaming license applications or fees, and any other regulations or restrictions to consider that are specific to your municipality.
Ensure all licenses/permits/certifications that are required to be hung are in plain sight and easy to access.
Ensure all information (complete address, DBA name, legal name, ownership information) is correct and consistent across the board – the Illinois Secretary of State, your Illinois Business Authorization Certificate with the Illinois Department of Revenue, your State liquor license with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, your local liquor license, etc.
Knock Knock, it’s inspection time!
An Illinois Gaming Board agent will contact you directly (at the phone number provided on your application) to schedule an on-site appointment to do the following steps, including but not limited to:
- Inspect the proposed gaming area where Accel will set up the VGTs
- Ensure line of sight to the gaming area by an employee 21 or older
- Check for any illegal activity taking place at your location (other forms of gambling, etc.)
- Discuss your (or other owner’s/video gaming manager’s) criminal history (if applicable)
- Photograph all persons disclosed on application
- Collect copies of documents listed below (you must have copies of these on hand at the inspection):
- Copy of Driver’s License/State-Issued ID (for everyone who is on the application)
- Copy of Local Liquor License
- Copy of State Liquor License
- Copy of signed Terminal Use Agreement (TUA)
- Copy of Department of Justice confirmation (or email confirmation that registration form was sent)
- Copy of Lease for property and/or property tax bill for premises
- Copy of Illinois Business Authorization Certificate
- Information on any prior liquor license violations and documentation of the disposition of those violations
- If applicable, copy of Articles of Incorporation and supporting documentation listing officers, owners, shareholders, directors, etc.
- Individual(s) should also be able to discuss ANY prior arrest or criminal charges (misdemeanor and higher) and the disposition for each charge (dismissed, convicted, etc.)
- Sworn Truck Stop Affidavit (for Truck Stops only)