Bill Status of SB2069  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INTERNET GAMING ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Internet Gaming Act. Authorizes a casino or racetrack to offer Internet gaming or contract with a platform to offer Internet gaming, as regulated by the Illinois Gaming Board. Provides the requirements for Internet gaming platforms, Internet wagering accounts, and licenses issued under the Act. Includes provisions for age verification, location of wagering, responsible gaming, diversity goals in procurement and spending by Internet gaming licensees, the applicability of the Illinois Gambling Act and the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act, acceptance of out-of-state wagers, and limitations on home rule units. Provides that a 12% privilege tax is imposed on Internet gaming to be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. Provides that certain tax revenue from Internet gaming shall be paid to the Department of Human Services for the administration of programs to treat problem gambling, the Pension Stabilization, and the Education Assistance Fund. Authorizes the adoption of emergency rules to implement the Act and makes conforming changes in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments