Video Gaming Applicable Law & Standards

Video Gaming Act

The Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40) is available online on the Illinois General Assembly website.
A hard copy of the Act can be found in the printed Illinois Compiled Statutes (any publisher), which is available at all law libraries and many public libraries. Go to 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq. If referencing a hard copy, make sure you look at the latest edition plus any supplements, as the Act has undergone numerous changes which may not be included in an older edition.


Adopted Rules

A copy of the Adopted Rules implementing the Illinois Video Gaming Act, 230 ILCS 40 is available online on the Illinois General Assembly website.
The following adopted rule(s) are effective but have not been published in the Illinois Register.

Rule 1800.1750 Video Gaming Responsible Gaming Signage Approval Process:

Rule 1750 requires all signage to be approved by the IGB Administrator. Terminal operators seeking approval of proposed signage please send signage language to

Approved IGB Video Gaming Responsible Gaming Signage Text:

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) or text "GAMB" to 833234.
Individuals can enroll in the IGB Self-Exclusion Program at all of the IGB offices located at all casinos. Additional information can be found at

Emergency Rules

An emergency rule is an adopted rule which becomes immediately effective upon first filing with the Secretary of State and automatically expires after 150 days.
No emergency rules at this time

Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules are rules that are authorized and submitted to Secretary of State and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). Each of these rulemakings has been filed with the Secretary of State on First Notice but has not yet been finally adopted. For each rulemaking, there is a link to the edition of the Illinois Register where the rulemaking appears and a specific page citation within that edition. Under the Illinois Administrative Code, there is a maximum of one year between the date a proposed permanent rule is filed in the Illinois Register and the date it is adopted.

Records Retention Schedule

Adopted Rule Section 1800.360 requires licensed terminal operators to maintain records in accordance with a Records Retention Schedule.
Records Retention Schedule (updated April 2021)

Technical Standards for VGTs