Addison, IL asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Illinois

Q: If I want to start an arcade rental business. Will it be considered illegal in any way. I would be purchasing the arcade

Technically i would own the arcade and would just be providing a rental service for those who are interested

1 Lawyer Answer
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Arcade means an establishment that has five or more coin/token or other modes of activation operated amusement devices in an area dedicated to the housing of coin-operated amusement devices. Keep in mind, no alcoholic beverages may be sold or consumed in the area separate and designated as arcade.

Let me suggest you review the Illinois Statute 35 ILCS 510, entitled "Coin-Operated Amusement Device and Redemption Machine Tax Act." This Statute will give you more information than you need to know.

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