Illinois Video Gaming

Blackhawk Music Company has been the premier provider of coin-operated amusement equipment to the Rock River Valley for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on putting our customers and their needs first. You will no doubt be approached by an assortment of people who will try to convince you that they have some sort of edge as far as providing you with video gaming terminals. It just isn't so.

The Illinois Gaming Board is still finalizing the rules for operating video gaming terminals, but a go-live date of August 1, 2012, is still being predicted by the Illinois Gaming Board and Scientific Games, the company that holds the contract for Illinois' central gaming system. The video gaming law clearly stipulates that no operator of video gaming terminals is allowed to offer any type of solicitation incentive to any location. Conviction of either providing an incentive or accepting an incentive could have dire consequences, up to and including denial and/or revocation of any and all Illinois gaming licenses.

Blackhawk Music Company is a proven video game/coin-op company. John Neville, the owner of Blackhawk Music Company, was on the forefront of passing the legislation that will allow locations the opportunity to generate greater income through the operation of state-approved video gaming terminals. He is past president of the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association (ICMOA) and has been chairman or cochairman of ICMOA's Legislative and Government Affairs Committee for over 20 years.

When it comes to video gaming, Blackhawk Music Company and its sister company, Blackhawk Gaming Solutions, LLC, will do what it has always done:

  • Supply equipment from top-rated manufacturers
  • Analyze your needs to maximize machine profitability
  • Provide efficient local service by fully-trained technicians
  • Work with you and your staff to increase traffic in your business
  • through tournaments, leagues and special events.

Blackhawk Music Company and its experienced, well-trained, and bonded staff are here for you now and in the future. We will keep you informed of the Illinois Gaming Board's activities and invite you to visit their website: and follow the link to "Video Gaming" to keep yourself up-to-date.

All of us at Blackhawk Music are ready to work with you on this new venture. If you have questions or would just like an update, feel free to call our office and ask for John. We are always here to serve you!

Blackhawk Music Co.
Blackhawk Gaming Solutions, LLC
1205 W. 4th St., Sterling, IL 61081
815/626-0405 or 800/252-1354