In 2009, Governor Quinn (ED: Medicine Woman?) signed into law a bill that would allow bars to have Video Poker. Yes the same Governor Quinn who is opposing the current Chicago casino bill. To date, no bars have been given a license to operate video gaming machines and the subject was silent. Until today.
It was announced that the State of Illinois has hired a company that will monitor all video gaming machines in the state. Depending on how many people play the machines, this contract could be worth $69 Million. With the agreement in place, theres a decent chance bars could begin installing Video Poker machines by the end of the year.
This is awesome since I recently dubbed 2012 the year I will get my first Royal Flush. If Video Poker becomes more accessible than traveling to the Chicago suburbs, there is a decent chance that I will play more often. If I can play more often than maybe, just maybe, #RoyalFlush2012 could be a reality.