The Funding Stop Pushes Forward In The U.S. Marketplace!

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Niche finance company brings industry expertise and funding for VGT/VLT operations

The Funding Stop LLC (TFS), a niche finance company and direct lender, established to provide funding and gaming industry expertise for the Illinois VGT marketplace which was legalized in 2009, announces plans to expand operations into emerging VGT/VLT markets in other states as well as similar existing markets.

Since the summer of 2009, TFS has focused its efforts primarily in the emerging Illinois Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) marketplace. TFS has forged relationships with machine manufacturers, distributors, terminal operators and other market participants. TFS’ reputation as an industry expert and pioneer has lead to its decision to expand into other markets. TFS has been able to create a strong customer base where TFS customers will enjoy the benefits of flexible and comprehensive finance solutions. TFS has fostered relationships with Illinois would-be gaming industry participants to create custom programs for each customer, ensuring those participants will be successful in their VGT endeavors. Edgar Colomb, President of TFS, said, “We enjoy a reputation of high integrity and broad professional gaming acumen, which we plan to bring to other states and marketplaces.”

TFS members carry over 50 years of combined gaming and finance experience, and have been licensed in several gaming jurisdictions throughout the United States. Efforts of its members originate from the very beginnings of the Louisiana Video Poker market which encompassed market studies, law formulation assistance, loan originations, site development and machine rollout assistance. Additional efforts of TFS team members include machine performance analysis throughout all legal markets in the United States as well as an in-depth understanding of jurisdiction specific laws and regulations surrounding the implementation and operations of video gaming devices.

TFS’ objectives are simple, provide flexible VGT/VLT financing and market expertise in all legal jurisdictions throughout the United States. In keeping to the plan, TFS is expanding its presence and fostering relationships in emerging states across the nation. Team members at TFS have been actively involved in many marketplaces creating strategic relationships and building the appropriate dynamics for industry participants’ forthcoming success.

Based in Burr Ridge, IL, The Funding Stop provides flexible equipment financing programs and market expertise to help all VGT/VLT participants compete and grow. With over five decades of niche experience in the video gaming marketplace, The Funding Stop is experienced at structuring creative financing programs and providing solutions to qualified operators seeking machine finance. For more information: info(at)thefundingstop(dot)com; (630) 320-3164 or


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Edgar Colomb
The Funding Stop, LLC
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