Licensed Establishments – The new Covid-19 stimulus bill includes a separate Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) which sets aside approximately $28 billion for a Small Business Administration (SBA) grant program to help support restaurants, bars and other on-premise businesses. The SBA application is not yet available online at this point, but further details can be found here.
J&J Gaming announces their new rewards program, Player PAYBACK™. This program is exclusive to J&J customers and their patrons.
Player PAYBACK™ is a double points rewards program that patrons can earn points towards the participating location and J&J Gaming. When enough points are earned, patrons can redeem their points for prizes such as match play, J&J merchandise and much more!
“We are excited to bring this program to our customers and their loyal patrons,” said CEO, Bob Willenborg. “J&J is the first terminal operator to bring an exclusive program like this to the game.”
Player PAYBACK™ gives the patrons an opportunity to play, earn and win in addition to video gaming while at establishments. For a list of participation locations, please visit https://www.jjventures.com/gaming/player-payback/.
Region 7 reverts back to Phase 4. Beginning at 5:00PM on September 18, 2020, video gaming operations in Region 7 will revert back to the Restore Illinois Phase 4 mitigation efforts.
Video gaming hours will no longer be limited and food and beverage service in the gaming area is no longer suspended. Restrictions still remain the same for Region 4, but will be re-evaluated every two weeks by the Illinois Gaming Board.
As always, please Play it Safe™ so we can limit the spread of COVID-19.
J&J Amusements’ Director of Business Development, Sam Westgate, was appointed President of the Amusement and Music Operators Association’s (AMOA) 2021-2022 Board. Sam’s appointment will begin at the close of the 2021 Amusement Expo on March 18, 2021.
The appointment came from a hybrid version of the AMOA’s Mid-Year Board Meeting that was conducted this past weekend in Hollywood, Florida. Directors had the options of attending the three-day meeting in person or virtually, which resulted in selection of the 2021-2022 board.
The AMOA is a national trade association that promotes and strengthens the currency-operated machine industry. During their time on the board, Sam and the other members will work to unite operators and other professionals beyond the scope of amusement machines by providing the tools and support to help businesses grow and thrive.
“The Board of Directors of the AMOA are a highly energetic and dedicated group of individuals that, as a team, have done and will continue to do many great things for our industry,” said J&J Amusements’ Sam Westgate. “It has been exciting to be part of that team for the past decade. I am honored by their confidence in me for the position of AMOA President. This will no doubt be a rewarding experience.”
J&J Amusements has been providing partners with dart machines, pool tables, leagues, jukeboxes, ATMs and more to improve patron experience since 1929. Their decades of experience and focus on relationships has brought them to be the industry leader. For more information on J&J Amusements, visit jjventures.com or call 800.824.8346.
We are working to keep video gaming live in Illinois and wearing our masks to do our part. Please remember to also wear yours while getting your game on.
Play It Safe™!
Small businesses in Illinois are struggling throughout these unprecedented times, so let’s do our part to keep businesses and video gaming open by wearing our mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Remember to also follow the below safety precautions and Play it Safe™.