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Jacksonville Votes to Limit Gaming Parlors

Updated: Wednesday, May 14 2014, 10:53 AM CDT

JACKSONVILLE -- "We've got enough, thank you."

Jacksonville's City Council decides it has all the video gaming parlors it needs.

City Council members voted to limi video gaming parlors to the two existing parlors in place, Lucy's Place and Lucky's -- both on Morton Avenue.

Despite at least 6 proposals on the table to open new gaming parlors and the potential for additional revenue for the city.

Mayor Ezard says it's not going to happen.

"We projected about $180 thousand in new revenue for the city in the year 2014, so if we limit gaming that might limit gaming that might limit some folks that would stay in Jacksonville."

While Ezard admits the city may lose some revenue, city officials say they're happy with the revenue they're getting now.

The money Jacksonville gets from gaming will likely continue to grow.

Ezard says that any new or existing tavern in the city that meets state guidelines and has a liquour license can apply to get gaming machines if they don't have them now.

But no more gaming parlors.

Jacksonville Votes to Limit Gaming Parlors

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