Rep. Robert Rita
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 516
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 516, AS AMENDED, in
the introductory clause of Section 7, by replacing "Section
25-30" with "Sections 25-30 and 25-35"; and
immediately below the end of Sec. 25-30 by inserting the
"(230 ILCS 45/25-35)
Master sports wagering license issued to an
(a) An owners licensee may apply to the Board for a master
sports wagering license. To the extent permitted by federal and
State law, the Board shall actively seek to achieve racial,
ethnic, and geographic diversity when issuing master sports
wagering licenses to owners licensees and encourage
minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses,
veteran-owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with
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disabilities to apply for licensure. Additionally, the report
published under subsection (m) of Section 25-45 shall impact
the issuance of the master sports wagering license to the
extent permitted by federal and State law.
For the purposes of this subsection (a), "minority-owned
business", "women-owned business", and "business owned by
persons with disabilities" have the meanings given to those
terms in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities,
Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b-5), the
initial license fee for a master sports wagering license for an
owners licensee is 5% of its adjusted gross receipts from the
preceding calendar year. No initial license fee shall exceed
$10,000,000. An owners licensee licensed on the effective date
of this Act shall pay the initial master sports wagering
license fee by July 1,
. The master sports wagering
license is valid for 4 years.
(b-5) For an owners licensee licensed after the effective
date of this Act, the master sports wagering license fee shall
be $5,000,000, but the amount shall be adjusted 12 months after
the owners licensee begins gambling operations under the
Illinois Gambling Act based on 5% of its adjusted gross
receipts from the first 12 months of gambling operations. The
master sports wagering license is valid for 4 years.
(c) The owners licensee may renew the master sports
wagering license for a period of 4 years by paying a $1,000,000
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renewal fee to the Board.
(d) An owners licensee issued a master sports wagering
license may conduct sports wagering:
(1) at its facility in this State that is authorized to
conduct gambling operations under the Illinois Gambling
(2) over the Internet or through a mobile application.
(e) The sports wagering offered over the Internet or
through a mobile application shall only be offered under either
the same brand as the owners licensee is operating under or a
brand owned by a direct or indirect holding company that owns
at least an 80% interest in that owners licensee on the
effective date of this Act.
(f) Until issuance of the first license under Section
25-45, an individual must create a sports wagering account in
person at a facility under paragraph (1) of subsection (d) to
participate in sports wagering offered over the Internet or
through a mobile application.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)".