Roadhouse Activates First Ogle County Gambling Machines

The first video gambling machine in Ogle County has officially been turned on.

The Roadhouse restaurant and bar turned its six video gambling machines on at the start of the weekend. The owner says he's already seen many new faces coming in just to use the machines. He said this is a much needed revenue stream for the bar.

"We had people sitting on our machines from the time we opened til the time we closed," said Roadhouse owner Mike Arians. "So I can't wait to see what happened revenue-wise from that evening."

The Roadhouse is expanding its hours so more people can use the machines throughout the week.

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