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Full Text of HB0849  102nd General Assembly

HB0849 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0849

 

Introduced 2/10/2021, by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
230 ILCS 45/25-25

    Amends the Sports Wagering Act. Removes the prohibition on a licensee under the Act accepting a wager for a sports event involving an Illinois collegiate team. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning gaming.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Sports Wagering Act is amended by changing
5Section 25-25 as follows:
 
6    (230 ILCS 45/25-25)
7    Sec. 25-25. Sports wagering authorized.
8    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
9the operation of sports wagering is only lawful when conducted
10in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules of
11the Illinois Gaming Board and the Department of the Lottery.
12    (b) A person placing a wager under this Act shall be at
13least 21 years of age.
14    (c) A licensee under this Act may not accept a wager on a
15minor league sports event.
16    (d) (Blank). A licensee under this Act may not accept a
17wager for a sports event involving an Illinois collegiate
18team.
19    (e) A licensee under this Act may only accept a wager from
20a person physically located in the State.
21    (f) Master sports wagering licensees may use any data
22source for determining the results of all tier 1 sports
23wagers.

 

 

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1    (g) A sports governing body headquartered in the United
2States may notify the Board that it desires to supply official
3league data to master sports wagering licensees for
4determining the results of tier 2 sports wagers. Such
5notification shall be made in the form and manner as the Board
6may require. If a sports governing body does not notify the
7Board of its desire to supply official league data, a master
8sports wagering licensee may use any data source for
9determining the results of any and all tier 2 sports wagers on
10sports contests for that sports governing body.
11    Within 30 days of a sports governing body notifying the
12Board, master sports wagering licensees shall use only
13official league data to determine the results of tier 2 sports
14wagers on sports events sanctioned by that sports governing
15body, unless: (1) the sports governing body or designee cannot
16provide a feed of official league data to determine the
17results of a particular type of tier 2 sports wager, in which
18case master sports wagering licensees may use any data source
19for determining the results of the applicable tier 2 sports
20wager until such time as such data feed becomes available on
21commercially reasonable terms; or (2) a master sports wagering
22licensee can demonstrate to the Board that the sports
23governing body or its designee cannot provide a feed of
24official league data to the master sports wagering licensee on
25commercially reasonable terms. During the pendency of the
26Board's determination, such master sports wagering licensee

 

 

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1may use any data source for determining the results of any and
2all tier 2 sports wagers.
3    (h) A licensee under this Act may not accept wagers on a
4kindergarten through 12th grade sports event.
5(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.