Updated: November 24, 2012 6:16AM
Legal video gambling machines were turned on Monday at Murphy’s Law Bar & Grill in Oak Lawn, according to Mike Fredette, one of the owners.
More than 60 Illinois bars and restaurants went online Oct. 9 as the state launched video gambling under a law it passed in 2009. The Illinois Gaming Board at that time said it was processing license applications for more than 2,200 other establishments.
“It’s been a long wait,” Fredette said after the machines were turned on at Murphy’s Law, 9247 S. Cicero Ave.
The bar didn’t have any big payouts in the first hour, but Fredette said, “So far, people are liking it. Hopefully it’ll be big for the Bears game.”
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