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(230 ILCS 45/25-25)
Sports wagering authorized.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the operation of sports wagering is only lawful when conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules of the Illinois Gaming Board and the Department of the Lottery.
(b) A person placing a wager under this Act shall be at least 21 years of age.
(c) A licensee under this Act may not accept a wager on a minor league sports event.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a licensee under this Act may not accept a wager for a sports event involving an Illinois collegiate team.
(d-5) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly until July 1, 2024, a licensee under this Act may accept a wager for a sports event involving an Illinois collegiate team if:
(1) the wager is a tier 1 wager;
(2) the wager is not related to an individual
athlete's performance; and
(3) the wager is made in person instead of over the
Internet or through a mobile application.
(e) A licensee under this Act may only accept a wager from a person physically located in the State.
(f) Master sports wagering licensees may use any data source for determining the results of all tier 1 sports wagers.
(g) A sports governing body headquartered in the United States may notify the Board that it desires to supply official league data to master sports wagering licensees for determining the results of tier 2 sports wagers. Such notification shall be made in the form and manner as the Board may require. If a sports governing body does not notify the Board of its desire to supply official league data, a master sports wagering licensee may use any data source for determining the results of any and all tier 2 sports wagers on sports contests for that sports governing body.
Within 30 days of a sports governing body notifying the Board, master sports wagering licensees shall use only official league data to determine the results of tier 2 sports wagers on sports events sanctioned by that sports governing body, unless: (1) the sports governing body or designee cannot provide a feed of official league data to determine the results of a particular type of tier 2 sports wager, in which case master sports wagering licensees may use any data source for determining the results of the applicable tier 2 sports wager until such time as such data feed becomes available on commercially reasonable terms; or (2) a master sports wagering licensee can demonstrate to the Board that the sports governing body or its designee cannot provide a feed of official league data to the master sports wagering licensee on commercially reasonable terms. During the pendency of the Board's determination, such master sports wagering licensee may use any data source for determining the results of any and all tier 2 sports wagers.
(h) A licensee under this Act may not accept wagers on a kindergarten through 12th grade sports event.
(Source: P.A. 102-689, eff. 12-17-21; 103-4, eff. 5-31-23.)