Gambling your way through the Tri-States

Video poker machines are being turned on in some Tri-State bars and restaurants.

The manager of the Barry Travel Plaza said that their machine is expected to go live next week.

The state approved video gambling in 2009 to help fund a thirty one billion dollar construction program to fix schools, roads and other transportation projects.

Currently there are only 10 licenses approved in the 10 county area that we examined. There are more than 70 still pending.

Take a look at the following Google interactive map for the status of gaming licenses in your area:

View Video Gaming Licenses in a full screen map