Question: Who plays more video gambling machines at Twin City pubs and parlors — Bloomington or Normal residents?
Answer: Statistics would strongly suggest Bloomington. If you are the “average” citizen in Bloomington, you spend $737 a year playing video machines, suggest state gaming statistics. Bloomington is, in fact, one of Illinois’ top 10 cities for a love of video gambling, at a clip last year of plopping a record $58 million into local machines. Normal video sites in the meantime only brought in $10.9 million, or about $201 per resident.