Rep. Robert Rita
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 516
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 516, AS AMENDED,
with reference to page and line numbers of House Amendment No.
5, on page 14, line 23, by replacing "2020" with "
on page 59, immediately below line 6, by inserting the
The Sports Wagering Act is amended by changing
Section 25-30 as follows:
(230 ILCS 45/25-30)
Master sports wagering license issued to an
(a) An organization licensee may apply to the Board for a
master sports wagering license. To the extent permitted by
federal and State law, the Board shall actively seek to achieve
racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity when issuing master
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sports wagering licenses to organization licensees and
encourage minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses,
veteran-owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with
disabilities to apply for licensure. Additionally, the report
published under subsection (m) of Section 25-45 shall impact
the issuance of the master sports wagering license to the
extent permitted by federal and State law.
For the purposes of this subsection (a), "minority-owned
business", "women-owned business", and "business owned by
persons with disabilities" have the meanings given to those
terms in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities,
Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (b),
the initial license fee for a master sports wagering license
for an organization licensee is 5% of its handle from the
preceding calendar year or the lowest amount that is required
to be paid as an initial license fee by an owners licensee
under subsection (b) of Section 25-35, whichever is greater. No
initial license fee shall exceed $10,000,000. An organization
licensee licensed on the effective date of this Act shall pay
the initial master sports wagering license fee by July 1,
. For an organization licensee licensed after the effective
date of this Act, the master sports wagering license fee shall
be $5,000,000, but the amount shall be adjusted 12 months after
the organization licensee begins racing operations based on 5%
of its handle from the first 12 months of racing operations.
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The master sports wagering license is valid for 4 years.
(c) The organization licensee may renew the master sports
wagering license for a period of 4 years by paying a $1,000,000
renewal fee to the Board.
(d) An organization licensee issued a master sports
wagering license may conduct sports wagering:
(1) at its facility at which inter-track wagering is
conducted pursuant to an inter-track wagering license
under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975;
(2) at 3 inter-track wagering locations if the
inter-track wagering location licensee from which it
derives its license is an organization licensee that is
issued a master sports
wagering license; and
(3) over the Internet or through a mobile application.
(e) The sports wagering offered over the Internet or
through a mobile application shall only be offered under either
the same brand as the organization licensee is operating under
or a brand owned by a direct or indirect holding company that
owns at least an 80% interest in that organization licensee on
the effective date of this Act.
(f) Until issuance of the first license under Section
25-45, an individual must create a sports wagering account in
person at a facility under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection
(d) to participate in sports wagering offered over the Internet
or through a mobile application.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)".