TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING SUBTITLE E: SPORTS WAGERING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD
PART 1900 SPORTS WAGERING
SECTION 1900.1140 AUTHORIZED EVENTS AND COMPETITIONS
Section 1900.1140 Authorized Events and Competitions
Pursuant to the Act, sports wagering may be permitted on any other event or competition of relative skill authorized by the Board [230 ILCS 45/25-10].
a) A master sports wagering licensee may submit to the Administrator in writing a request to permit wagering on a specific sport, event, league or competition of relative skill.
b) Prior to making a request to the Administrator, the master sports wagering licensee shall notify the organizer or governing body of the event or competition, if any, of the licensee's intent to make the request. The notification shall include the address and phone number of the Illinois Gaming Board.
c) The request to the Administrator must be in writing, and shall include the following:
1) A detailed description of the sport, event, league, or competition;
2) Identification of any known or possible risks to integrity of the event or competition, and what steps the organizer or governing body of the event or competition has taken or will take to minimize those risks; and
3) A description of any communication or cooperation made or attempted between the master sports wagering licensee and the organizer or governing body, including a copy of any written response from the organizer or governing body to the notification by the licensee.
d) The Administrator shall not grant a request to permit wagering less than
14 days after receiving the request.
e) In determining whether to grant a request, the Administrator shall consider
any relevant factor, including but not limited to:
1) The best interests and needs of the Illinois sports wagering industry;
2) Any known or possible risks to the integrity of the event or competition; and
3) Whether granting the request would pose a threat to public confidence and trust in the Illinois sports wagering industry.
f) Upon approval of a request, any master sports wagering licensee may offer wagering on the subject event, sport, league, or competition.
(Source: Amended at 45 Ill. Reg. 3460, effective March 4, 2021)