Video Gaming in local bars has taken off and their use has helped the state's economy by bringing in more funds through gambling. Mayor Greg Brotherton thinks the idea is a good one, because it allows people to have fun and use their money as they choose. But Brotherton disagrees with the fact that video games are tied only to bars where people's judgment can become skewed.
Brotherton said, in Taylorville, they allow restaurants to have the video gaming machines, but because the definition of the word “restaurant” is so loose in the city, people are taking advantage of the law.
Brotherton said it could take a while to have the definition of restaurant changed in the city and be more precise. Mayor Brotherton appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.