Video poker will be available to Illinois gamblers by year's end. Karen Murukas [[Ma-rue-kus]], owner of Entourage Lounge in Bloomington, says that's great news for the city.
Murukas says gamblers will get instant gratification.
Video poker was approved in 2009 to help pay for the 31-billion dollar capital construction program. The state began accepting applications for licenses back in April. Some question whether it will bring in the revenue originally anticipated because more than 150 towns have chosen not to offer the gaming.