WASHINGTON — More video gambling could be coming to the city of Washington.

City Council members will vote Sept. 3 on allowing businesses with five video gambling machines to add a sixth machine and increasing the maximum number of machines in the city from 40 to 46.

The actions are in response to the state expanding gambling options including legalized sports wagering.

Washington has gone along with state law in allowing a business to have a maximum five video gambling machines. The state now allows a maximum of six machines in a business.

There are 37 video gambling machines in Washington, with six locations that have five machines. One location has four machines and one location has three machines.

"Nobody in the city with five machines has formally requested a sixth machine, but a few have expressed an interest in adding a sixth machine," said City Administrator Ray Forsythe.

The possible video gambling expansion in Washington comes on the heels of the city increasing video gambling license fees in April as part of an effort to raise revenue to pay for infrastructure projects.

The $500 annual video gambling license fee for business owners in place since 2012, when the city first approved video gambling, remained in place.

But the license fee for each machine rose from $25 to $50 annually.

Machine owners, who previously did not pay city license fees, now pay $500 annually for a video gambling license and $500 for each machine.

Alderman Brett Adams said during a City Council discussion about video gambling license fees that machine owners take in about $460,000 annually from machines in Washington.

The city's new video gambling license fees will remain in place for one year, then be examined by city staff and elected officials.

A Washington business owner must have a liquor license that allows the consumption of alcohol on the premises to have video gambling machines.

That stipulation was put in place by city officials to keep out video gambling cafes that have sprung up throughout the area.

Steve Stein can be reached at (248) 224-2616 or stevestein21@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @SpartanSteve.