DEKALB - The city of
Earl Sullivan, the
owner of Sullivan's Tavern on
"I think it would
generate a lot of revenue for everybody involved," said Sullivan. "Mainly the city of
"We're going to get people who are going to stick around instead of going out of town."
Sullivan was one of several bar owners at Monday night's city council meeting. Though many including Sullivan were in favor of the measure at Monday's meeting, several people said it is taking advantage of the people who don't have the money to gamble.
"They aren't college professors," said John Anderson, one person voicing his opinion against the measure at Monday's meeting.
"They're not making $70-80-100,000 a year, they're just getting by."
Sullivan says the
revenue from people that go out of town," said Sullivan. "They can go to
"There's no real
ambience like at the big gambling places and people I've talked to say they'll
keep going to the big gambling places," said
At the culmination of Monday's city council meeting, the city council wanted more information on the actual effects of video gaming on DeKalb. Regardless, at their next meeting in August they will have an ordinance before them to vote on whether or not to allow the gaming in their city.