Elgin Video Gaming Committee, a group of local businesses and organizations in Elgin, Ill., will ask the City Council next week to permit video gambling. "Elgin is an island surrounded by cities that have video gambling. It hurts businesses. It's about having an equal playing field," American Legion Post 57 Commander Norm Bellows said. A law allowing video gaming in the state was passed in 2009 and a statewide activation of video gambling machines took place in October.