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Wapella benefiting from new state video gaming program

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013

WAPELLA — Wapella officials might feel as though they’ve hit a jackpot of sorts, after they learned Tuesday how much the village stands to collect from the new state video gaming program.

During her monthly report Tuesday, village treasurer Jane Buraglio revealed to trustees the village’s portion of receipts from video gaming machines in town that are part of the state video gaming program. The village board voted earlier in the year to opt in to a new state program, which permits payouts from machines to patrons who use the machines in local bars and clubs.

The state monitors the machines via computer link. The state collects a portion of the revenue taken in by the machines, and municipalities share in that revenue.

“Our first check we got is for $1,258,” Buraglio said.

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