Texas officials: Delivery apps becoming gateway for underage drinking

Some Texas officials are calling for for new legislation or permitting requirements for “digital-based companies” to head off what some view as a burgeoning public safety issue – the delivery of alcohol to underage drinkers.   Source: https://www.mystatesman.com/ By Bob Sechler March 30, 2018   Highlights Underage drinkers using app-based delivery services saw more success…

Alcoholic-beverage industry eyes potential of self-driving vehicles

Illinois News Network Mar 25, 2018 steve52 | Shutterstock.com As automakers and technology companies work to develop self-driving vehicles, the adult-beverage industry is keeping a close eye on their progress. Dan Clausner, executive director of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, said he has been following the development of self-driving vehicles for several years. He said…

Sixteen Beverage Retailers Honored at ABL Annual Meeting

Sixteen Beverage Retailers Honored at ABL Annual Meeting Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year Recognized for Their Continued Commitment to the Beverage Alcohol Industry March 23, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – As part of ABL’s 16th Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana, sixteen beverage retailers from across the…

ABL Honors 16 Beverage Retailers at Annual Meeting

ABL Honors 16 Beverage Retailers at Annual Meeting Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year Recognized for Their Continued Commitment to the Beverage Alcohol Industry March 23, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – As part of ABL’s 16th Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana, sixteen beverage retailers from across the United…

2018 ABL Annual Meeting a Success

2018 ABL Annual Meeting a Success Beverage Retailers from Across the Country Join ABL in New Orleans for Association’s 16th Annual Meeting March 19, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – Beverage retailers and their hospitality industry partners from across the country joined together in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 11-13 for American Beverage Licensees’ (ABL)…

Injured Man Wins $37.5M In Dram Shop Suit Against Club

Source: Law360 By Joyce Hanson March 14, 2018   A truck driver who became completely disabled and whose wife died in a drunken driving crash won a $37.5 million judgment Tuesday in Illinois state court in a dram shop lawsuit against the strip club that served the drunken driver, the man’s lawyers said. Judge Vincent…

Belleville City Council Approves Gambling Tax Hike Proposal

Bar owners, who own and operate video gaming machines are reeling after the City Council confirmed plans to raise video gaming and liquor license fees. On Monday night, the Belleville City Council voted in favor of a tax hike proposal that would boost city coffers by more than $180,000. The recent news triggered an avalanche of discontent…