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Full Text of SB2328  102nd General Assembly

SB2328 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2328

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Celina Villanueva

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
230 ILCS 45/25-30

    Amends the Sports Wagering Act. Provides that to be issued a master sports wagering license, an organization licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 shall: (1) have entered into a signed contract with the horsemen's association representing the largest number of owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at the race meeting of the organization licensee that covers the entire term of a master sports wagering license and the conditions at which the organization gaming licensee would conduct sports wagering, including, but not limited to, a purse share of not less than 6% of adjusted gross sports wagering receipts (with specified purse distributions if 2 different breeds race at the same racetrack) and providing services for backstretch workers; and (2) have been issued an organization gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act. Requires an organization licensee to meet the same requirements in order to renew the master sports wagering license. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning gaming.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Sports Wagering Act is amended by changing
5Section 25-30 as follows:
 
6    (230 ILCS 45/25-30)
7    Sec. 25-30. Master sports wagering license issued to an
8organization licensee.
9    (a) An organization licensee may apply to the Board for a
10master sports wagering license. On and after the effective
11date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the
12Board shall only issue a master sports wagering license to an
13organization licensee that:
14        (1) has entered into a signed contract with the
15    horsemen's association representing the largest number of
16    owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who
17    race horses at the race meeting of the organization
18    licensee that covers the entire term of a master sports
19    wagering license and the conditions at which the
20    organization gaming licensee would conduct sports
21    wagering, including, but not limited to:
22            (A) a purse share of not less than 6% of adjusted
23        gross sports wagering receipts; if 2 different breeds

 

 

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1        race at the same racetrack in the same calendar year,
2        the purse moneys allocated under this subparagraph (A)
3        shall be divided pro rata based on live racing days
4        awarded by the Board to that racetrack for each breed;
5        however, the ratio may not exceed 60% for either
6        breed, except if one breed is awarded fewer than 20
7        live racing days, in which case the purse moneys
8        allocated shall be divided pro rata based on live
9        racing days; and
10            (B) providing services for backstretch workers;
11        and
12        (2) has been issued an organization gaming license
13    under the Illinois Gambling Act.
14To the extent permitted by federal and State law, the Board
15shall actively seek to achieve racial, ethnic, and geographic
16diversity when issuing master sports wagering licenses to
17organization licensees and encourage minority-owned
18businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses,
19and businesses owned by persons with disabilities to apply for
20licensure. Additionally, the report published under subsection
21(m) of Section 25-45 shall impact the issuance of the master
22sports wagering license to the extent permitted by federal and
23State law.
24    For the purposes of this subsection (a), "minority-owned
25business", "women-owned business", and "business owned by
26persons with disabilities" have the meanings given to those

 

 

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1terms in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities,
2Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
3    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (b),
4the initial license fee for a master sports wagering license
5for an organization licensee is 5% of its handle from the
6preceding calendar year or the lowest amount that is required
7to be paid as an initial license fee by an owners licensee
8under subsection (b) of Section 25-35, whichever is greater.
9No initial license fee shall exceed $10,000,000. An
10organization licensee licensed on the effective date of this
11Act shall pay the initial master sports wagering license fee
12by July 1, 2021. For an organization licensee licensed after
13the effective date of this Act, the master sports wagering
14license fee shall be $5,000,000, but the amount shall be
15adjusted 12 months after the organization licensee begins
16racing operations based on 5% of its handle from the first 12
17months of racing operations. The master sports wagering
18license is valid for 4 years.
19    (c) The organization licensee may renew the master sports
20wagering license for a period of 4 years by paying a $1,000,000
21renewal fee to the Board. To renew the master sports wagering
22license, an organization licensee shall meet the requirements
23in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a).
24    (d) An organization licensee issued a master sports
25wagering license may conduct sports wagering:
26        (1) at its facility at which inter-track wagering is

 

 

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1    conducted pursuant to an inter-track wagering license
2    under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975;
3        (2) at 3 inter-track wagering locations if the
4    inter-track wagering location licensee from which it
5    derives its license is an organization licensee that is
6    issued a master sports wagering license; and
7        (3) over the Internet or through a mobile application.
8    (e) The sports wagering offered over the Internet or
9through a mobile application shall only be offered under
10either the same brand as the organization licensee is
11operating under or a brand owned by a direct or indirect
12holding company that owns at least an 80% interest in that
13organization licensee on the effective date of this Act.
14    (f) Until issuance of the first license under Section
1525-45, an individual must create a sports wagering account in
16person at a facility under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection
17(d) to participate in sports wagering offered over the
18Internet or through a mobile application.
19(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-648, eff. 6-30-20.)
 
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.