Chicago, long a Miller stronghold, has a new top-selling beer: Modelo Especial captures the city’s sales crown

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/ By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ SEP 04, 2019 After years as a stronghold for Miller Lite, Chicago has become increasingly thirsty for a feisty challenger: Modelo Especial, which this year marked a major local milestone when it surpassed Miller Lite in dollar sales. The Mexican lager, owned in the U.S. by Constellation Brands, has been…

Accel to acquire Grand River Jackpot

August 30, 2019by Phil Clegg Accel Entertainment, a leading gaming-as-a-service provider, has agreed to acquire Grand River Jackpot, one of the first licensed video gaming terminal operators in Illinois, for around $100m. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of September subject to due diligence and other approvals. Th acquisition will strengthen Accel’s…