Video gambling continues to grow; Springfield leads Illinois with 635 terminalsTim Landis , The State-Journal · September 12, 2017 at 8:15 am Video gambling continues to set new highs five years after terminals were legalized in Illinois, with Springfield leading the state in terminal numbers and revenue.The state collected $300.5 million in tax revenues from 26,873 machines for the 12-month period ending June 30 as terminal numbers have grown each year since gambling began with 61 machines statewide in September 2012, according to an annual wagering report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. The figure topped 27,000 by the end of July and was projected to hit 28,000 by mid-2018. “The number of new terminals has slowed. It just doesn’t seem that we’ve reached our peak,” commission senior revenue analyst Eric Noggle said Monday.The state averaged 249 new terminals a month in the latest fiscal year, compared with 263 per month in the previous year and an average of 838 a month in the first two years of legalized gaming. Noggle said growth has been spread across the state. Video gambling remains banned in Cook County and Chicago.