April 27, 2021 – J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC announces its acquisition of Illinois Gaming Systems, LLC. located in Naperville, IL. In the transaction, J&J Ventures Gaming is purchasing all gaming operations of Illinois Gaming Systems, who excels in service, operations, and marketing in the gaming industry. With this purchase, J&J now serves nearly 3,300 locations in gaming and amusements.
“Service and integrity are integral qualities of J&J. The integration of the IGS team allows us to strengthen these aspects and provide more to our partner locations as well as the J&J team. We are honored to welcome all IGS customers and employees and look forward to new relationships,” said J&J Ventures CEO, Bob Willenborg.
“We are extremely excited about integrating with one of the largest and most respected terminal operators in Illinois. This powerful combination will provide additional resources and growth to our IGS family,” stated COO Chris Cunning.
IGS and its affiliates in Oregon and West Virginia have specialized in the operation and development of the highest grossing video gaming retail establishments throughout the United States since 1992. IGS affiliates in Oregon and West Virginia operate and own video gaming establishments, just like IGS clients in Illinois. Wells Fargo and Stone Canyon Capital Advisors served as financial advisors to Illinois Gaming Systems.
The Illinois Video Gaming Act was enacted and approved by Illinois lawmakers in 2009 to help raise funds to repair schools and fix roads. State and municipalities share in the revenue generated through gaming. J&J Gaming was one of the first terminal operators to be licensed in Illinois in January of 2012 and went ‘live’ in October of 2012.
J&J Ventures Gaming and J&J Ventures Amusements are headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, where their predecessor, J&J Ventures, Inc., began route operations in 1929. Today, J&J Ventures Gaming provides unparalleled expertise in gaming management and route operations to the video gaming industry. J&J Ventures Amusements is a leading operator for dart machines, pool tables, jukeboxes, ATM, etc. To learn more about both, visit www.jjventures.com.