ProPublica Charts the Rise of a Dominant Company in Illinois Video Gambling Industry

The rise of Accel Entertainment as the dominant brand in video gambling in the state of Illinois is charted in a new report published this week on ProPublica.org. Jason Grotto is the author of that report and offers a shocking statistic…

 

According to the report, in September of 2019, Accel Entertainment completed the purchase of competitor, Grand River Jackpot, in a deal that raised eyebrows among regulators but not enough to trigger any new regulatory interest in Accel which, again from numbers brought forth by ProPublica garners some 35% of every dollar gambled in one of their machines in the state of Illinois… 

You can read the report title Beginner's Luck: How One Company Worked the Odds and Took Over A State at ProPublica.org. You can hear our complete interview with Jason Grotto from ProPublica.org in our People to People Podcast linked here

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