How to Switch New Illinois Gaming Terminal Operator

How To Switch Your Illinois Gaming Systems To Earn More Revenue

As the leading Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator, we offer the most popular video slot machines to bars, restaurants, truck stops, and fraternal and veteran organizations. Every Illinois gaming service we offer is focused on boosting the Illinois gaming revenue at each of our locations. Gaming locations that partner with J&J, make an average of $6,000* per square foot! By placing a heavy emphasis on high-quality game rooms, effective marketing campaigns, and a full-time team of slot machine technicians, you’ll be in good hands.

Still have questions? Are you an Illinois gaming license holder? Do you need to switch Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operators? Then it is time to contact J&J Gaming to switch. J&J Gaming is the true full-service partner here to guide you through a hassle-free transition. We will collaborate with the Illinois Gaming Board to obtain Illinois gaming machines and Illinois gaming resources for your establishment and maintain your Illinois Gaming License.

*Data from November 2022 through November 2023 of J&J accounts in IL.

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Looking to Switch to J&J Gaming?

If you are looking to switch Terminal Operators, you won’t have to reapply for your Illinois Gaming License. When you have decided it is time to make the switch to J&J Gaming, a sales team member will be ready to assist you in the process.

Prior to your current agreement expiring, you can sign a new agreement with J&J Gaming. This new agreement will not take effect until your agreement with your previous Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator is terminated.

J&J Gaming will guide you through a quick transition process by coordinating machine removal, new video slot machine installations, and a Go Live Date with minimal downtime. We go by the book to avoid fines and eliminate the risk of losing licenses. We provide everything we can to uphold and enhance our partnerships and customer experiences while maximizing your revenue.

How to Get Started with J&J Video Slot Machines & Illinois Gaming

Are you ready to team up with the best Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator? J&J Gaming is set to go at a moment’s notice whenever you are prepared to make the switch and take advantage of maximizing your Illinois gaming revenue.

Whether you are looking for a change in provider or you are simply need help getting your Illinois Gaming License for the first time from the Illinois Gaming Board , we’re here to help! J&J Gaming provides the latest video slot machines from manufacturers such as WMS, Novomatic Group, IGT, Light & Wonder™, Inspired, Bally Technologies, Spielo International™, and Aristocrat Technologies Inc.

In addition, we offer game room design services accompanied with excellent marketing and slot machine solutions. With proper notification, we can have our Illinois gaming machines and video slots installed within 24 hours after your old terminals have been removed.

Get in touch with us today to learn more and see how J&J Gaming can improve your Illinois gaming revenue.

Custom Marketing Plans

We are an Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator that also offers assistance with marketing solutions and other promotional tools to help you grow your bottom line with Illinois gaming revenue. We use our detailed reporting to come up with a customized marketing plan that is tailored to your establishment and your needs. We are always working to ensure potential customers hear about your Illinois video gaming location.

The experienced marketing team at J&J Gaming will provide you with creative signage, marketing materials, and exclusive promotions. Our custom strategies will help you capture the attention of gamers and direct them to your gaming area so that your business can earn its fullest Illinois gaming revenue potential. It doesn’t matter if you are a truck stop or restaurant, everyone who comes to your establishment will know exactly where to go to get their game on.

Get started on creating your custom marketing plan today!

Player PAYBACK® Loyalty Program

Ensure that you receive new loyal customers who value the Illinois video gaming industry and frequent your restaurant, bar, truck stop, or fraternal and veteran organization all year round. With Illinois gaming sweepstakes and giveaway contests across the state, your customers will always have something to look forward to. This includes our J&J Gaming Player PAYBACK® rewards program, where players can check in and earn points on our kiosk at participating J&J Gaming locations!

Through our exclusive program, patrons can spin the wheel for J&J points across all participating locations, giving patrons more chances to WIN BIG! Points can be redeemed for J&J prizes ranging from name-brand electrons and apparel, to drinkware, kitchen and household items, seasonal items, and more! Establishments also have the option to offer location-specific points and promotions through the program to create further patron loyalty and increased foot traffic! While location points and prizes vary across participating locations, patrons are sure to enjoy the additional winnings!

Game Room Design

With more than 95 years of experience in the Illinois gaming industry, J&J Gaming has the process of designing profitable video gaming rooms down to an artform. Our expert designers are here to work with you to create 3D renderings of the perfect gaming space to maximize revenue! We are an Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator that offers video slot machine layout support. J&J Gaming creates a unique gaming experience for patrons to maximize gameplay at your Illinois gaming machines.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

We are here to partner with you and we appreciate each and every one of our Illinois gaming license holders—and if you ask them, the feeling seems to be mutual. Take a look at what some of our friends at local establishments have said about their experiences with us!

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"We’ve been affiliated with J&J for a while now and I can honestly say, we couldn’t be happier. The service from J&J is exceptional. Reporting is completely transparent, and payments are processed lightning fast. We couldn’t ask for anything more!"

Kyle Hinnerichs – Pistol City

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"J&J has proven to be a great terminal operator. We are so glad we were able to keep the same team through the acquisition and continue to see the same faces that we've worked with for years! The company continues to go above and beyond to make sure all of our needs are met. We are excited to see the continued success that J&J will bring!"

Toby Herges – Tumble Inn Tavern

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"J&J makes our success their #1 priority. We’ve been with them from the beginning and have always been treated with the upmost respect. Between the outstanding service, our personal and attentive account manager, and first-class equipment, we couldn’t ask for more! We are so happy to be a part of the J&J team."

Jason Sandschafer – Niemerg’s Steakhouse

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"J&J Ventures has unparalleled service! Every member of their team goes above and beyond for any of our needs. We could not be happier with our partnership."

Jake Meyer – Meyer Oil

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"J&J makes our success their #1 priority. We’ve been with them from the beginning and have always been treated with the upmost respect. Between the outstanding service, our personal and attentive account manager, and first-class equipment, we couldn’t ask for more! We are so happy to be a part of the J&J team."

Jason Sandschafer – Niemerg’s Steakhouse

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Slot Machine Repair Services

If your video slot machines malfunction, this may impact the Illinois gaming revenue that your bar or restaurant earns for the month. With J&J Gaming, our video slot and Illinois gaming system technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and respond to all service calls within one hour.

We have made it our top priority to provide the best services in the Illinois gaming industry. With slot machines from some of the best manufacturers in the industry, our top-of-the-line Illinois gaming machines are highly reliable. We also do complimentary security assessments and audits designed to protect your establishment and video slot machines from theft or other types of issues.

J&J Gaming understands the importance of keeping your machines up and running to ensure that you are maximizing revenue. We are committed to providing top-of-the-line service through transitions, new licensees, and to our current gaming partners.

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Will I receive new game releases and updates on my video slot machines?

J&J Gaming uses a strategic mix of leading games and technology to optimize player enjoyment and maximize revenue. Our close partnership with our manufacturers such as WMS, Spielo, Light & Wonder, IGT, Inspired, Aristocrat, and Novomatic, helps secure the newest and best video gaming terminals and equipment for your specific location.

Will J&J Gaming cover the cost of the build-out for our gaming space?

As part of the Illinois Gaming Board inducement policy, it is considered illegal. The Video Gaming Act Rule 1800.350(c) states that the “provisions of the following goods and services, or payment for those goods and services, by a terminal operator to a video gaming location shall be expressly prohibited: 1) permanent construction or signage unless permitted by Section 1800.350(b).

How long will the games be down during the transition from my current Terminal Operator to J&J Gaming?

J&J Gaming can generally have your new machines activated within 24 hours. Our goal is to prevent a loss in Illinois Gaming Revenue, and have your machines installed the same day your old machines are removed. With the help of Light & Wonder and the Illinois Gaming Board, we request the new Go Live date to be the following day.

Will J&J Gaming negotiate percentage splits of the Illinois Gaming Revenue?

The Illinois Gaming Board dictates how the Illinois gaming revenue is split between the state of Illinois, the local municipality, the licensed establishment, and the terminal operator. The Illinois Gaming board mandates that no terminal operator has control over the revenue share. At this time, the state receives 34% and the Terminal Operator accepts 32.54%. The licensed establishment will collect 32.54% of Illinois gaming revenue while Light & Wonder will earn exactly 0.92%.

Will I have all the latest games in the Illinois Video Gaming Market when I switch to J&J Gaming?

Yes! Your new video slot machines will include the latest software and games to ensure you are able to grow your business with revenue from gamers.

When a game goes down, how long will I have to wait for a technician to come and fix it?

Our call center is open 24/7, so we can guarantee a J&J Gaming representative is always available. If an on-site visit is needed, our service technicians will arrive at your bar, restaurant or truck stop within approximately an hour to help restore your slot machines and earn Illinois Gaming Revenue. If a repair appointment is needed, they will immediately submit the request to Light & Wonder and an appointment will be completed, generally within 48 hours of the original service call.

Still have questions? Get in touch.