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(230 ILCS 5/19.5)
Standardbred racetrack in Cook County.
Notwithstanding anything in this Act to the contrary, in addition to organization licenses issued by the Board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the Board shall issue an organization license limited to standardbred racing to a racetrack located in one of the following townships of Cook County: Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Orland, Rich, Thornton, or Worth. This additional organization license shall not be issued within a 35-mile radius of another organization license issued by the Board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, unless the person having operating control of such racetrack has given written consent to the organization licensee applicant, which consent must be filed with the Board at or prior to the time application is made. The organization license shall be granted upon application, and the licensee shall have all of the current and future rights of existing Illinois racetracks, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain an inter-track wagering license, the ability to obtain inter-track wagering location licenses, the ability to obtain an organization gaming license pursuant to the Illinois Gambling Act with 1,200 gaming positions, and the ability to offer Internet wagering on horse racing.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)