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230 ILCS 45/25-10
(230 ILCS 45/25-10)
As used in this Act:
"Adjusted gross sports wagering receipts" means a master sports wagering licensee's gross sports wagering receipts, less winnings paid to wagerers in such games.
"Athlete" means any current or former professional athlete or collegiate athlete.
"Board" means the Illinois Gaming Board.
"Covered persons" includes athletes; umpires, referees, and officials; personnel associated with clubs, teams, leagues, and athletic associations; medical professionals (including athletic trainers) who provide services to athletes and players; and the family members and associates of these persons where required to serve the purposes of this Act.
"Department" means the Department of the Lottery.
"Gaming facility" means a facility at which gambling operations are conducted under the Illinois Gambling Act, pari-mutuel wagering is conducted under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or sports wagering is conducted under this Act.
"Official league data" means statistics, results, outcomes, and other data related to a sports event obtained pursuant to an agreement with the relevant sports governing body, or an entity expressly authorized by the sports governing body to provide such information to licensees, that authorizes the use of such data for determining the outcome of tier 2 sports wagers on such sports events.
"Organization licensee" has the meaning given to that term in the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
"Owners licensee" means the holder of an owners license under the Illinois Gambling Act.
"Person" means an individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or any other organization or group of persons.
"Personal biometric data" means an athlete's information derived from DNA, heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration rate, internal or external body temperature, hormone levels, glucose levels, hydration levels, vitamin levels, bone density, muscle density, and sleep patterns.
"Prohibited conduct" includes any statement, action, and other communication intended to influence, manipulate, or control a betting outcome of a sporting contest or of any individual occurrence or performance in a sporting contest in exchange for financial gain or to avoid financial or physical harm. "Prohibited conduct" includes statements, actions, and communications made to a covered person by a third party, such as a family member or through social media. "Prohibited conduct" does not include statements, actions, or communications made or sanctioned by a team or sports governing body.
"Qualified applicant" means an applicant for a license under this Act whose application meets the mandatory minimum qualification criteria as required by the Board.
"Sporting contest" means a sports event or game on which the State allows sports wagering to occur under this Act.
"Sports event" means a professional sport or athletic event, a collegiate sport or athletic event, a motor race event, or any other event or competition of relative skill authorized by the Board under this Act.
"Sports facility" means a facility that hosts sports events and holds a seating capacity greater than 17,000 persons, except in a municipality with a population of more than 1,000,000, a seating capacity greater than 10,000 persons.
"Sports governing body" means the organization that prescribes final rules and enforces codes of conduct with respect to a sports event and participants therein.
"Sports wagering" means accepting wagers on sports events or portions of sports events, or on the individual performance statistics of athletes in a sports event or combination of sports events, by any system or method of wagering, including, but not limited to, in person or over the Internet through websites and on mobile devices. "Sports wagering" includes, but is not limited to, single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, moneyline, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, proposition bets, and straight bets.
"Sports wagering account" means a financial record established by a master sports wagering licensee for an individual patron in which the patron may deposit and withdraw funds for sports wagering and other authorized purchases and to which the master sports wagering licensee may credit winnings or other amounts due to that patron or authorized by that patron.
"Tier 1 sports wager" means a sports wager that is determined solely by the final score or final outcome of the sports event and is placed before the sports event has begun.
"Tier 2 sports wager" means a sports wager that is not a tier 1 sports wager.
"Wager" means a sum of money or thing of value risked on an uncertain occurrence.
"Winning bidder" means a qualified applicant for a master sports wagering license chosen through the competitive selection process under Section 25-45.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)