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J&J Ventures Gaming Acquires Barcade Gaming

November 18, 2019 (Effingham, IL) – J&J Ventures Gaming announced its recent acquisition of Barcade Gaming, LLC. In this transaction, J&J Ventures expanded their gaming operations in northern Illinois by 18 locations and adds to their more than 1,200 licensed gaming locations throughout Illinois.

“We are excited to welcome these locations into the J&J family” said J&J Ventures Gaming CEO, Bob Willenborg. “We value our relationships with our establishment partners and look forward to providing each with the exceptional service and expertise that J&J is known for.”

Leading the industry since 1929, J&J Ventures is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. “Creating true partnerships is one way we’re moving the gaming experience and industry forward,” said Willenborg. “We have a fantastic team of partner locations and are thrilled to help their businesses succeed. We celebrate that this year.”

90th Anniversary Giveaway – Completed!

J&J Ventures, LLC celebrated 90 years in business with a $90K Giveaway! The promotion ran August 28, 2019 – October 31, 2019.

The $90,000 Grand Prize is the LARGEST single prize giveaway in the history of Illinois video gaming! In addition to the grand prize, there were a total of (81) weekly regionalized winners of $72,900 (9 winners of $900 for 9 weeks).

The Giveaway consisted of (9) separate weekly entry periods. Each weekly entry period had (9) winners (1 winner in each of the 9 regions across the state of Illinois). Non-winning entries did not carry forward into subsequent entry periods; however, all non-winning entries were entered into the grand prize drawing of $90,000.

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GRAND PRIZE ENTRY DATES: 8/28/19 to 10/31/19

Patrons entered the giveaway at participating J&J Ventures Gaming location by submitting entries on the in-store J&J Ventures tablet via their J&J Giveaway app. There was a limit one entry per participating location per person per day.

$90,000 Grand Prize Winner

Jamie Price – Dotty’s Event Center (Rosie’s), Herrin

$900 Weekly Winners

Below is our current list of $900 weekly winners! We will continue to update this list on our website, social media, and the J&J Gaming App as we receive more winners.

  • Amanda Schott – Rosie’s Video Gaming, Murphysboro
  • Brenden Boughter – Weebles Bar & Grill, Springfield
  • Kelly Hyder – All Star Package, Cisne
  • Logan Dawson – Stagecoach FS, Warren
  • Joanne Heuser – Lulu’s Café, Crestwood
  • Paul Ballard – American Legion Post #90, Marshall
  • Jim Brown – Lucy’s Place, Litchfield
  • Linda Getz – QIK-N-EZ #52, Pana
  • Katie Haslem – Lucky Georges, Quincy
  • Misty Neumann – Easy Slots 2, East Alton
  • Renee Kelly – Marilyn’s Wine Time, Troy
  • Chad Quick – Black Jack’s, Danville
  • Jenny Ward – Pundrake, Carmi
  • Dorothy Black – B & R Grocery, Streator
  • Scott Pescetto – The Double Diamond Company, Peru
  • Betty Carter – Martins IGA Plus, Effingham
  • Lonna Fick – Ye Olde Rockton Pub, Rockton
  • Sally Fields – Suzy’s Saloon, Inc., Peotone
  • Jodi Kirk – Marianna’s Gaming Bistro, Joliet
  • Kelly Pridemore – Sidney Saloon, Sidney
  • Patty Perry – Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3438, Mattoon
  • Lonnie Kuhn – Daphne’s, Vandalia
  • Gary Holda – Little Vegas (Walnut St.), Carbondale
  • Steve Chrans – Qik-N-EZ #61, Toronto
  • Tim Atterberry – Dena’s Bar & Grill, Ashland
  • Albert Swanigan – Flamingo Slots, Urbana
  • Edward Schmitt – FO Order of Eagles Carmel Aerie, Mount Carmel
  • Theo Dunk – Silver Dollar Gaming, Harrisburg
  • Carol Bradley – Rocky’s Bar & Grill, Loves Park
  • Jenny Marin – B & R Grocery, Streator
  • Tim Trinkle – Shae’s Pub and Grub, Arcola
  • Dana Frazier – Reel Lucky, Carbondale
  • Alli Miskell – The Hunt Club, Oregon
  • Ed Wall – Old Firehouse Event Center, West Frankfort
  • Kevin Taylor – Top Dollar Slots (Alpine Rd), Loves Park
  • Robbie Kempen – The Library Bar, Bourbonnais
  • Larry Brewer – Black Jack’s, Danville
  • Branden Wood – Lady Luck, LLC, Peru
  • Ernie Sperry – American Legion Post 120, Effingham
  • Karen Swanson – Ye Olde Rockton Pub, Rockton
  • Theresa Christopher – Suzi-Q’s, Pontiac
  • Corey Wood – NMT Drink, Rockford
  • Sharon Gum – Crazy Train Saloon & Grill, Waterloo
  • Van Ewell – Rosie’s Video Gaming, Harrisburg
  • Carl Stegner – Oak Forest New Horizon, Oak Forest
  • Randy Case – Lilly’s, Diamond
  • Kim Holtz – Wishbone 2, Clinton
  • Cayla Pulley – Lucy’s Place, Centralia
  • Terry Webster – B & R Café, Streator
  • Gina Rosenberger – BIG “T”S, Jacksonville
  • Connie Jacobs – American Legion Post #224, Carmi
  • Marsha Gilbert – Castle Inn Lounge, Mattoon
  • Julia Bailey – Shamrock Slots, Ottawa
  • Lisa Mitchell – 5th Street Billiards Bar and Grill, Dupo
  • Theresa Patton – Sparta Country Club, Sparta
  • David Potter – Speakeasy Liquors, Harrisburg
  • Jim Peterson – Savoy Lounge, Rockford
  • Barry Vaughn – Old Firehouse Event Center, West Frankfort
  • James O’Brien – Legends, Champaign
  • Ray Gilleland – Easy Slots 2, East Alton
  • Shawn Norman – Dotty’s Event Center, Herrin
  • Duane Plank – WB’s Pub-N-Grub, Inc., Charleston
  • Michael Hammond – FO Order of Eagles Carmel Aerie, Mount Carmel
  • Lucy Mantell – Next Stop Slots, Rockford
  • Nick Kaufman – Slim’s Pourhouse, Kankakee
  • June Hansen – Goldy’s Bar & Grill, Champaign
  • Cary Heaton – Lucy’s Place, Litchfield
  • Tracy Brolley – The Double Diamond Company, Peru
  • Verna Rightnowar – Franny’s, Springfield
  • James Sedlacek – Lulu’s Café, Crestwood
  • Diane Parisotto – Huck’s Food Store #310, Dupo
  • Nicole Marty- Park Place Pub & Grill, Wenona
  • Mike Desrosiers – Coonrods Tavern, Springfield
  • Kathy Berck – Annie’s Video Gaming, Wamac
  • Arthur Williams – Silver Dollar Gaming, West City
  • Anthony Leone – Silver Dollar Gaming, Herrin
  • Jerry Miller – Danny’s Qik Sak, Effingham
  • Eric Tatman – Jupiter’s At The Crossing, Champaign
  • Phil Zimmerman – On the Rox Pub & Grub, Altamont
  • Reuel Wright – Silver Dollar Gaming, Herrin
  • Carol Sollenberger – Wine Time, Dunlap

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Recent Donation

J&J Ventures Gaming donation launches local Parkinson’s program – Click here for more information.

Responsible Gaming Cards

We now have responsible gaming cards! Please contact 855-752-9558 to order cards for your establishment and get involved with Responsible Gaming!

J&J Ventures has received a Conditional VGT Operator License in Pennsylvania!

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Featured Establishments: J&J Ventures will host a “Featured Gaming Establishment” on the J&J Facebook and Twitter page each Tuesday and Thursday. These status updates will showcase photos of an establishment’s gaming area and inform gamers on any special promotions / incentives that are offered.

New Gaming Establishments: J&J Ventures will post about new establishments that have just went live with Video Gaming. These posts will notify gamers on where they can find the new gaming locations and inform them about special promotions / incentives that are offered as well.

Weekly Hot Spots: J&J Ventures will share the top 20 payout locations for each week on Wednesdays. We will take the ratio of Amount Won compared to Amount Played from the weekly video gaming transaction report from the Sci Games operator portal.

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