About Us
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Founded in 2012 by a local entrepreneur and restaurant executive, is a neighborhood café and gathering place providing a premium place to play slots and video poker. The vision was to create a perfect blend of the excitement and interaction of video gaming with the comfort of a café setting in local communities. With a passion to design exceptionally welcoming spaces, two distinct brands were brought to life,

Stella’s Place and Shelby’s.’s gaming cafés continue to provide unique gaming experiences as the company grows. In just over 5 short years, we’ve grown to be a company of over 55 gaming cafés and over 350 employees!

With’s two unique brands, each with its own look and feel. Stella’s Place touts a mid-century modern atmosphere with vintage artifacts, dome lighting, music, geometric artwork, clean lines, and warm wood tones all intended to be reminiscent of an American living room in the 1960’s. Shelby’s is an inviting main street café, depicting its vintage Farmhouse décor with whitewashed wood, schoolhouse lights, metal accents, and chalkboard menu.

has become a leader in the distributed retail gaming industry thanks to our outstanding guest service. Our extraordinary guest service is built on hiring warm, genuine guest service hosts who are committed to creating memorable experiences and welcoming every guest as if they are hosting a party in their own home.
Each member of our team focuses on cultivating relationships by delivering highly personalized service and creating a true community atmosphere. By joining the team, you have become an integral part of our service-oriented culture, the very reason we are the premier gaming cafés in the State of Illinois.