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 Bill Status of SB1656  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  INTERNET GAMING ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.35 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Internet Gaming Act. Authorizes an Internet gaming operator to offer Internet gaming in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Provides that Internet gaming shall only be offered by an Internet gaming license or an Internet management services provider that has contracted with an Internet gaming licensee. Provides that an internet gaming licensee shall offer no more than 3 individually branded Internet gaming skins. Provides that an Internet management services provider may conduct Internet gaming on its own Internet gaming platform pursuant to the agreement between the provider and an Internet gaming licensee and in accordance with the rules of the Board and the provisions of the Act. Includes provisions for: requirements of an Internet gaming platform; Internet waging accounts; license requirements; age verification, location, and responsible gaming; diversity goals in procurement and spending by Internet gaming licensees; acceptance of out-of-state wagers; and limitations on home rule units. Provides that a 15% privilege tax is imposed on Internet gaming to be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. Authorizes the adoption of emergency rules to implement the Act and makes conforming changes in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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