Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
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C.D. Davidsmeyer, Co-Chair
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Heather Steans, Co-Chair
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July 2018 Monthly Briefing
ILLINOIS VIDEO GAMING STATISTICS
Eric Noggle, Senior Revenue Analyst

It has been nearly six years since the first video gaming machines became operational in Illinois. In its opening month in September 2012, 61 video gaming machines were in operation. This figure has steadily increased ever since, reaching its latest high of 29,283 terminals in June 2018. As the terminals have increased, so has the amount of revenue (net terminal income) and tax dollars generated by these machines. In FY 2018, a total of $1.4 billion in net terminal income (taxable base) generated $422 million in State and local tax dollars.

REVENUE: FY 2019 REVENUES BEGIN WITH MIXED RESULTS
Jim Muschinske, Revenue Manager

To begin the new fiscal year, overall base receipts grew $342 million in July. Income taxes performed well, still reflecting the timing of receipts related to last year’s July rate change. Sales taxes however were weaker, as were federal sources. July had one more receipting day compared to a year earlier.