Since the passage of the Illinois Video Gaming Act in 2009, the Gaming Board has overseen the continued expansion of video gaming, including the adoption and enforcement of numerous rules and policies. The 2016 year-end net terminal income was $1,108,145,508 compared to $913,604,038 in 2015, reflecting an increase of 21.3%. During the past year, there were 5,727 active locations compared to 5,222 in 2015, reflecting an increase of 9.7%. There also were also 24,841 active video gaming terminals operating in Illinois during 2016 compared to 22,135 in 2015, reflecting an increase of 12.2%. In 2016, the State's portion of the net terminal income tax totaled $277,036,803, compared to $228,402,370 received in 2015, reflecting an increase of 21.3%.
Video gaming has created 60,000 jobs throughout Illinois at licensed video gaming establishments. (Yerak, Becky. Video Gaming has hot hands in Illinois, Chicago Tribune: October 21, 2016)