There is a new idea when it comes to casino gaming in Illinois.
Some businessmen are opening “mini casinos” in coffee shops.
It’s for gamblers who don't like the bar scene. Critics say that it goes against what the video gaming law was even created for.
They say that the video gaming law was intended for bars to make up for money they lost with the statewide smoking ban.
Owners say its all legal and just meant for a different audience. The restaurants in Springfield are the first to open in Central Illinois.