Robert Willenborg joins American Gaming Association Board of Directors

Robert Willenborg joins the American Gaming Association Board of Directors J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC is proud to announce the addition of Robert (Bob) Willenborg, CEO of J&J Gaming to the American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors. J&J Gaming is the first distributed gaming route operator to hold an AGA board member seat. Bob and J&J Gaming strive to move

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Level Up Challenge

J&J Gaming announces its first sweepstakes for 2023: The Level Up Challenge kicks off April 4th and will award over $265,000 to more than 760 winners at participating locations!

By completing a check-in on the Player PAYBACK® kiosk April 4th through May 20th, patrons automatically earn an entry into the giveaway! Patrons are encouraged to keep checking in at locations to earn more entries and more chances to win! At the completion of the sweepstakes, one participant from each participating location will win $300.


J&J Gaming – #104 in Regional Midwest Series

J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC is honored to announce its recognition in the 2023 Inc. Magazine issue of their Regional Series list for fastest-growing private companies in America.
It is an impressive feat for J&J Gaming to be named 104 of 202 in the Midwest category for this year’s list in such a rapidly growing market. The Inc. Regionals list honors privately owned businesses and their leaders within their home region for innovative achievements and for creating sustainable growth and opportunity.


Jim & Kay Jansen Scholarship

Apply to receive one of six, four-year scholarships to St. Anthony High School as an incoming Freshman!

The purpose of the Jim & Kay Jansen scholarship is to continue to broaden the appeal of St. Anthony High School culture and curriculum throughout South Central Illinois. Download the application here or at


NEW! Introducing tiered rewards in 2023!

J&J Gaming is pleased to announce that its Player PAYBACK® rewards program has been enhanced to provide participating patrons with a new player experience in 2023! The #1 loyalty program preferred by patrons is further boosting rewards for loyal customers of J&J Gaming and partnering establishments with a new tiered program. The more check-ins, the more perks loyal customers receive!

Patrons participating in the program can simply check in at the Player PAYBACK™ kiosk with their mobile number to start earning towards a desired rewards level! Each level is dependent on the number of check-ins per quarter and unlocks additional perks for patrons to enjoy. The four reward levels a patron can achieve in the new tiered program are Member, Insider, Elite, or VIP. Patrons have the chance to access birthday and holiday rewards, new tier perks, and early access to new and discounted store items based on their number of check-ins! To gain entry into the next rewards level, simply keep checking in at participating Player PAYBACK™ locations.  For information on when tiered rewards will be received and how you will be notified, visit our FAQ section.


J&J acquires Best Gaming

J&J acquires Best Gaming December 16, 2022– J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC, a licensed terminal operator in Illinois, is pleased to announce its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of CCFVG, Inc., d/b/a Best Gaming, a licensed terminal operator.  Best Gaming, owned by Carl Fenske, supplies top-of-the-line service to a number of video gaming locations in the Chicagoland area.    “Acquiring

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