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Full Text of SB2064  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Cristina Castro


New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new

    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 15% privilege tax is imposed on Internet gaming to be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. Authorizes the adoption of emergency rules to implement the Act and makes conforming changes in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Repeals the Internet Gaming Act 5 years after becoming law. Effective immediately.

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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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Internet Gaming Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. Unless otherwise provided in this
7Act, the terms used in this Act have the same meaning given to
8those terms in the Illinois Gambling Act. Further, as used in
9this Act:
10    "Adjusted gross gaming revenue" means the total of all
11sums actually received by an Internet gaming licensee from
12Internet gaming operations, excluding free play and
13promotional credits, less the total of all sums actually paid
14out as winnings to patrons, which includes the cash equivalent
15of any merchandise or thing of value awarded as a prize.
16"Adjusted gross gaming revenue" does not include the dollar
17amount of non-cashable vouchers, coupons, or promotions
18redeemed by participants on an Internet gaming platform.
19    "Board" means the Illinois Gaming Board.
20    "Internet game" means an Internet-based version or
21substantial equivalent of a gambling game, slot machine,
22poker, or table game, including, but not limited to,
23simulcasted live-dealer versions of casino games in which an



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1individual wagers money or something of monetary value for the
2opportunity to win money or something of monetary value, and
3which is accessed by an Internet-connected computer or mobile
4device. "Internet game" includes gaming tournaments conducted
5via the Internet in which players compete against one another
6or in one or more of the games authorized in this Act.
7"Internet game" does not include sports wagering conducted
8pursuant to the Sports Wagering Act or fantasy contests in
9which one or more players compete against each other and
10winning outcomes reflect the relative knowledge and skill of
11the players and are determined predominantly by accumulated
12statistical results of the performance of individuals,
13including athletes in the case of sporting events.
14    "Internet gaming" means conducting Internet games.
15    "Internet gaming licensee" means the owners licensee or
16organization licensee that holds an Internet gaming license
17under this Act.
18    "Internet gaming operator" means an Internet gaming
19licensee that operates an Internet gaming platform or, if an
20Internet management services provider, operates the Internet
21gaming platform, the Internet management services provider.
22    "Internet gaming platform" means the combination of
23hardware and software or other technology designed and used to
24manage, conduct, and record Internet gaming and the wagers
25associated with Internet gaming.
26    "Internet gaming skin" means a distinctly branded Internet



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1gaming platform operated by an Internet gaming operator, which
2may encompass a website, mobile application, or other portal
3to the Internet gaming platform. The brand may be that of the
4Internet gaming licensee or its affiliate, the Internet
5management service provider, or another brand as agreed upon
6by the Internet gaming licensee and its Internet management
7service provider.
8    "Internet management service provider" means a licensed
9business entity that operates an Internet gaming platform
10pursuant to an agreement with an Internet gaming licensee.
11    "Internet wagering" means the placing of wagers with an
12Internet gaming operator by persons who are either physically
13present in Illinois or in another permissible jurisdiction
14whereby the Board has entered a compact, when placing a wager
15or otherwise permitted to place a wager by law.
16    "Internet wagering account" means a financial record
17established and accessible through an Internet gaming platform
18for an individual participant in which the participant may
19deposit and withdraw funds for Internet gaming and other
20authorized purchases and to which the Internet gaming operator
21may credit winnings or other amounts due to that participant
22or authorized by that participant.
23    "Organization licensee" has the meaning given to that term
24in the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
25    "Owners licensee" means the holder of an owners license
26issued under the Illinois Gambling Act.



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1    "Permissible jurisdiction" means another jurisdiction from
2which wagers may be accepted pursuant to Section 60.
3    "Prohibited premises" means a riverboat, casino, or any
4property or facility owned, maintained, or leased by an
5organization licensee, owners licensee, Internet gaming
6operator, Internet gaming licensee, or any other facility
7where a gambling game, casino game, slot machines, table
8games, or other gambling operation occurs.
9    Section 10. Board powers and responsibilities. The Board
10has the same powers and responsibilities with respect to the
11offering of Internet gaming as it has with respect to
12non-Internet gaming pursuant to Section 5 of the Illinois
13Gambling Act, except where the exercise of such powers or
14responsibilities is incompatible with the offering of gambling
15games over the Internet or with this Act.
16    Section 15. Rulemaking.
17    (a) The Board shall adopt emergency rules within 90 days
18after the effective date of this Act to administer this Act in
19accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative
20Procedure Act. For the purposes of the Illinois Administrative
21Procedure Act, the General Assembly finds that the adoption of
22rules to implement this Act is deemed an emergency and
23necessary to the public interest, safety, and welfare.
24    (b) In adopting rules and regulating the conduct of



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1Internet gaming, the Board shall to the greatest extent
2possible utilize existing rules adopted under the Illinois
3Gambling Act and amend existing rules or adopt new rules or
4standards only as reasonably necessary to implement Internet
5gaming under this Act. The Board shall look to the Internet
6gaming rules of other regulated jurisdictions in the United
7States and shall implement consistent rules to the greatest
8extent practicable.
9    Section 20. Internet gaming authorized.
10    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
11Internet gaming is only lawful when conducted by an Internet
12gaming operator in accordance with the provisions of this Act
13and the rules of the Board.
14    (b) Internet gaming may only be offered by an Internet
15gaming licensee or an Internet management services provider
16that has contracted with an Internet gaming licensee. An
17Internet gaming licensee may offer no more than 3 individually
18branded Internet gaming skins. The Internet gaming licensee
19may operate the platform and contract with up to 3 Internet
20management service providers to conduct Internet gaming in
21accordance with the rules of the Board and the provisions of
22this Act.
23    (c) The primary servers necessary to the placement or
24resolution of wagers on an Internet gaming platform shall be
25located within a facility that is secure and inaccessible to



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1the public. The primary servers may be located anywhere in the
2United States that is in compliance with federal law for a
3period of one year following the effective date of this Act.
4Beginning one year after the effective date of this Act, the
5primary servers must be located in Illinois. All wagers that
6originate in this State are deemed to be placed in this State.
7The intermediate routing of electronic data in connection with
8Internet gaming, including across State lines, shall not
9determine the location or locations in which a wager is
10initiated, received, or otherwise made.
11    Section 25. Requirements of Internet gaming platform.
12    (a) An Internet gaming operator may accept wagers on an
13Internet gaming platform only as follows: (1) the wager is
14placed directly with the Internet gaming operator through an
15Internet wagering account; and (2) the Internet gaming
16operator has verified that the person placing the wager is the
17holder of the Internet wagering account and is physically
18located within this State, but not on a prohibited premises,
19or a permissible jurisdiction using technological requirements
20in compliance with this Section.
21    (b) An Internet gaming platform shall include age and
22location verification mechanisms and requirements that are
23designed to preclude knowingly accepting wagers from
24individuals under 21 years of age, persons not physically
25within the State or a permissible jurisdiction, persons



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1located on a prohibited premises, and persons otherwise
2excluded from Internet gaming from establishing Internet
3wagering accounts or from engaging in Internet gaming under
4this Act. The Internet gaming platform's age, location, and
5eligibility detection mechanisms shall monitor attempts to
6access the system and shall use commercially reasonable
7attempts to block unauthorized attempts to access the system.
8    (c) An Internet gaming operator shall implement
9appropriate data security standards to prevent unauthorized
10access by any person whose identity has not been verified or
11cannot be verified, in accordance with rules adopted by the
12Board. The Internet gaming platform's identity verification
13mechanisms shall monitor attempts to access the system and
14shall use commercially reasonable attempts to block
15unauthorized attempts to access the system by persons who are
16not the wagering account holder.
17    (d) An Internet gaming operator shall implement
18appropriate standards to protect the privacy and security of
19participants to a reasonable degree of certainty. Internet
20gaming operators shall establish and offer participants the
21option to protect their accounts with multi-factor
22authentication or authentication features such as personal
23identification numbers or biometric data.
24    (e) The Internet gaming operator shall establish internal
25and accounting controls applicable to Internet gaming and
26shall ensure that the security and integrity of all financial



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1transactions in connection with Internet gaming shall comply
2with this Act and any rules adopted by the Board.
3    (f) An Internet gaming operator shall collect, report, and
4pay all applicable taxes and fees and shall maintain all
5books, records, and documents pertaining to the provider's
6gaming operations in a manner and location within this State
7as approved by the Board.
8    (g) All books, records, and documents concerning Internet
9gaming shall be available for inspection upon commercially
10reasonable notice by the Board during ordinary business hours
11in accordance with the Board's rules and shall be maintained
12in a manner and during periods of time as the Board shall
14    (h) Each Internet gaming operator shall maintain a file
15containing samples of the types and forms of advertising and
16promotional materials that it has used for Internet gaming in
17connection with this State. Such advertising samples shall be
18made available or produced for inspection upon the Board's
20    Section 30. Internet wagering accounts.
21    (a) Eligible persons seeking to establish Internet
22wagering accounts must do so in person at a casino or racetrack
23during the first 6 months of operation. After the first 6
24months of operation, an account may be established over the
25Internet without appearing in person. An Internet gaming



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1operator shall adopt reasonable procedures to ensure that
2individuals have no more than one Internet wagering account
3with the Internet gaming operator. However, nothing in this
4Act prohibits the combination of a sports wagering account
5under the Sports Wagering Act and the Internet wagering
6account set forth under this Act.
7    (b) Participants may deposit and withdraw funds from their
8Internet wagering accounts in person at a casino or racetrack
9or over the Internet through electronic means to the extent
10allowed by federal law, including debit and credit cards;
11automated clearing house transfers; wire transfers; deposits
12and withdrawals of cash or gaming chips at cashiering
13locations approved by the Board; reliable prepaid cards; cash
14complimentary, promotional credits, or bonus credits;
15winnings; or other means as approved by the Board.
16    (c) Internet gaming operators shall include, as part of
17their internal controls, mechanisms and procedures for
18reasonably detecting unauthorized access to Internet wagering
19accounts, unauthorized attempts to access Internet wagering
20accounts, and suspicious Internet wagering activity
21constituting cheating, theft, embezzlement, collusion, money
22laundering, and other illegal activity.
23    (d) As permitted by federal law, nothing in this Act
24prohibits Internet gaming operators from linking or otherwise
25commingling Internet wagering accounts with an eligible
26person's Internet wagering account in another jurisdiction.



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1However, an Internet gaming operator must retain records of
2all deposits, withdraws, wagers, and wager results that take
3place within this State and pursuant to this Act and ensure all
4taxes and fees due under this Act are properly documented and
6    (e) Internet gaming operators shall not permit an
7individual to place an Internet wager while the individual is
8at a prohibited premises.
9    Section 35. License requirements.
10    (a) No person may offer Internet games in this State
11unless all necessary licenses have been obtained in accordance
12with this Act and the rules of the Board. The Board may issue
13the following licenses to persons, firms, partnerships, or
14corporations that apply for licensure upon a determination by
15the Board that the applicant is eligible for the license under
16this Act and rules adopted by the Board:
17        (1) Internet gaming license;
18        (2) Internet management service provider license;
19        (3) supplier license; and
20        (4) occupational license.
21    (b) The Board shall issue an Internet gaming license upon
22request to any owners licensee or organization licensee that
23meets the conditions of subsection (i). The fee for a license
24shall be $250,000. An Internet gaming license shall be valid
25for the same period of time as the requester's owners license



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1or organization license and shall be renewed as a matter of
2course upon renewal of the owners license or organization
3license and for the same period of time as the owners license
4or organization license. The fee for renewal of an Internet
5gaming license is $100,000.
6    (c) An entity may apply for an Internet management service
7provider license in the form as may be required by the Board
8consistent with the requirements of this Act. The Board shall
9provide an abbreviated application for entities that hold or
10have a pending application for a management services provider
11license under the Sports Wagering Act or other types of gaming
12under Illinois law. Before issuance of an Internet management
13service provider license under this Act, the applicant shall
14pay to the Board a licensing fee of $100,000 or, for applicants
15holding a management service provider license issued under
16other Illinois law, a licensing fee of $50,000. An Internet
17management service provider license issued under this Act
18shall be valid for 4 years, subject to renewal upon payment of
19a fee of $50,000.
20    (d) An applicant for a supplier license shall apply in the
21form as may be required by the Board consistent with the
22requirements of this Act. The Board shall provide an
23abbreviated application for entities which hold or have a
24pending application for a supplier license for s or other
25types of gaming under Illinois law. Before issuance of a
26supplier license under this Act, the applicant shall pay to



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1the Board a licensing fee of $100,000 or, for applicants
2holding a supplier license issued under other Illinois law, a
3licensing fee of $50,000. A supplier license issued under this
4Act shall be valid for 4 years, subject to renewal upon payment
5of a fee of $50,000.
6    (e) An applicant for an occupation license shall apply in
7the form as may be required by the Board consistent with the
8requirements of this Act for individuals who can directly
9change critical components of Internet game system hardware or
10software and meet 2 of the following requirements: (1) have
11access to wagering account holders' personally identifying
12information; (2) have the ability to make adjustments to
13Internet wagering accounts; or (3) have direct interaction
14with wagering account holders. Before issuance of an
15occupational license under this Act, the applicant shall pay
16to the Board a licensing fee of $150 or, for applicants holding
17an occupational license issued under other Illinois law, a
18licensing fee of $100. An occupational license issued under
19this Act shall be valid for 4 years, subject to renewal upon
20payment of a fee of $100.
21    (f) The Board shall issue any license under this Act upon
22payment of the license fee to an applicant that meets the
23conditions of subsection (i), if applicable, and a showing
24that the applicant holds an equivalent license under the
25Illinois Sports Wagering Act or, otherwise, has an equivalent
26license to conduct Internet gaming in another U.S.



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1jurisdiction with licensing standards similar to those
2established under this Act and accompanying rules.
3    (g) The Board shall issue any license under this Act on a
4temporary basis within 3 months of receiving an application to
5any applicant that holds an equivalent license or temporary
6license under the Sports Wagering Act or, otherwise, has
7equivalent licenses in connection with Internet gaming in
8another U.S. jurisdiction. The Board shall issue the temporary
9license under this subsection within 3 months after receiving
10a completed application unless it is aware of credible
11information that may prevent the issuance of a license or
12require certain conditions on a license to ensure compliance
13with Illinois gaming law. The temporary license shall be valid
14for a period of one year. The Board may revoke a temporary
15license at any time if it becomes aware of credible
16information that may prevent the issuance of a license or
17require certain conditions on a license to ensure compliance
18with Illinois gaming law. A temporary license shall otherwise
19be deemed to be the equivalent of a full license for all
21    (h) The Board may require background investigations for
22any officer, director, or shareholder with 10% or more equity
23interests of an applicant for an Internet management service
24provider license. The Board may recover the actual costs of an
25investigation conducted under this subsection from any license
26applicant. The Board may accept a background investigation



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1conducted by another state with licensing standards similar to
2those established under this Act and accompanying rules.
3    (i) The Board may not issue an Internet gaming license to
4an owners licensee or organization licensee that has reduced
5the size of its workforce by 25% or more since February 28,
62020. The Board may not renew the Internet gaming license of
7any owners licensee or organization licensee that has reduced
8the size of its workforce by 25% since the date its last
9Internet gaming license was issued or renewed.
10    Section 40. Age verification; location; responsible
12    (a) An Internet gaming platform's internal controls shall
13include one or more mechanism to reasonably verify that a
14participant is 21 years of age or older, that wagering on
15Internet games is limited to transactions that are initiated
16and received within the State of Illinois or a permissible
17jurisdiction but not on a prohibited premises, and that the
18participant is physically located within the State of Illinois
19or a permissible jurisdiction but not on a prohibited
21    (b) The Board shall develop responsible Internet gaming
22measures, including a statewide responsible gaming database
23identifying individuals who shall be prohibited from
24establishing an Internet wagering account or participating in
25Internet gaming offered by an Internet gaming operator. The



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1Board shall adopt rules for the establishment and maintenance
2of the responsible gaming database, which shall include
3allowances for individuals to self-exclude from Internet
4wagering, including making self-exclusion elections through an
5Internet gaming operator on an Internet gaming platform or in
6person at casinos or racetracks. The Board shall maintain the
7responsible gaming database in a confidential manner and
8Internet gaming operators shall not knowingly accept wagers
9from anyone listed on the gaming database. Notwithstanding any
10law to the contrary, a self-exclusion election and the
11responsible gaming database are not public records subject to
12copying and disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
13    (c) Each Internet gaming platform shall display the words
14"If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is
15available. Call (toll-free telephone number)" or some
16comparable language approved by the Board, which language
17shall include the words "gambling problem" and "call
181-800-GAMBLER" to be displayed on the home page accessible to
19any person visiting or initially logging into the Internet
20gaming platform. Similar information shall be accessible to
21account holders when logged onto the Internet gaming platform.
22    (d) Each Internet gaming platform shall include mechanisms
23for temporary and permanent self-exclusion through the Board's
24statewide responsible gaming database from Internet gaming,
25including termination of his or her Internet wagering account;
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1that allows participants to specify the maximum amount of
2money they can deposit into the Internet wagering account
3during the particular time period; and a spend limit offered
4on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis that allows participants
5to specify the maximum amount of the deposits that they may put
6at risk during the particular time period. Self-imposed
7wagering or deposit limits shall take effect immediately but
8increases to a previously imposed limit shall not take effect
9until the expiration of the limit per the terms of the
10participant's original election. A licensee under this Act
11shall not knowingly mail or otherwise forward any
12gaming-related promotional materials or electronic mail to a
13participant during any period in which the participant has
14elected to temporarily or permanently suspend or terminate
15Internet gaming through the account.
16    (e) A participant shall continue to have access to the
17Internet wagering account and the ability to withdraw funds,
18notwithstanding any temporary or permanent suspension or
19limits placed upon the account pursuant to this Section.
20    Section 45. Tax.
21    (a) A privilege tax is imposed on an Internet gaming
22operator based on the adjusted gross gaming revenue wagered on
23Internet gaming platforms authorized under this Act at a rate
24of 15% of adjusted gross gaming revenue. This privilege tax is
25the exclusive tax in relation to Internet gaming. No local



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1government of this State, including home rule municipalities,
2may impose or levy taxes on adjusted gross gaming revenue.
3    (b) All moneys collected under this Act by the Board shall
4be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. The taxes imposed by
5this Section shall be paid by the Internet gaming operator on
6the day following the end of the month in which the wagers were
8    (c) If the taxpayer's adjusted gross gaming revenue for a
9month is a negative number, the taxpayer may carry over the
10negative amount to a return filed for the subsequent month and
11deduct such amount from its tax liability for such month,
12provided that such amount shall not be carried over and
13deducted against tax liability in any month that is more than
1412 months later than the month in which such amount was
16    (d) The tax revenue deposited into the State Gaming Fund
17under this Act shall be distributed according to Section 13 of
18the Illinois Gambling Act, wherein the Internet gaming
19operator shall be treated as the owners licensee or
20organization licensee that holds the Internet gaming license
21under this Act.
22    Section 50. Diversity programs.
23    (a) As used in this Section only, "licensee" means an
24Internet gaming licensee under this Act.
25    (b) The public policy of this State is to collaboratively



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1work with companies that serve Illinois residents to improve
2their supplier diversity in a non-antagonistic manner.
3    (c) The Board shall require all licensees under this Act
4to submit an annual report by April 15, 2022 and every April 15
5thereafter, in a searchable Adobe PDF format, on all
6procurement goals and actual spending for businesses owned by
7women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities and
8small business enterprises in the previous calendar year.
9These goals shall be expressed as a percentage of the total
10work performed by the entity submitting the report, and the
11actual spending for all businesses owned by women, minorities,
12veterans, and persons with disabilities and small business
13enterprises shall also be expressed as a percentage of the
14total work performed by the entity submitting the report.
15    (d) Each licensee in its annual report shall include the
16following information: (1) an explanation of the plan for the
17next year to increase participation; (2) an explanation of the
18plan to increase the goals; (3) the areas of procurement each
19licensee shall be actively seeking more participation in the
20next year;(4) an outline of the plan to alert and encourage
21potential vendors in that area to seek business from the
22licensee;(5) an explanation of the challenges faced in finding
23quality vendors and offer any suggestions for what the Board
24could do to be helpful to identify those vendors;(6) a list of
25the certifications the licensee recognizes; (7) the point of
26contact for any potential vendor who wishes to do business



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1with the licensee and explain the process for a vendor to
2enroll with the licensee as a businesses owned by women,
3minorities, veterans, or persons with disabilities; and (8)
4any particular success stories to encourage other licensees to
5emulate best practices.
6    (e) Each annual report shall include as much
7State-specific data as possible. If the submitting entity does
8not submit State-specific data, then the licensee shall
9include any national data it does have and explain why it could
10not submit State-specific data and how it intends to do so in
11future reports, if possible.
12    (f) Each annual report shall include the rules,
13regulations, and definitions used for the procurement goals in
14the licensee's annual report.
15    (g) The Board and all licensees shall hold an annual
16workshop and job fair open to the public in 2022 and every year
17thereafter on the state of supplier diversity to
18collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments to
19achieving stated goals, including testimony from each licensee
20as well as subject matter experts and advocates. The Board
21shall publish a database on its website of the point of contact
22for licensees it regulates under this Act for supplier
23diversity, along with a list of certifications each licensee
24recognizes from the information submitted in each annual
25report. The Board shall publish each annual report on its
26website and shall maintain each annual report for at least 5



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2    (h) A licensee under this Act that is also subject to the
3diversity program requirements of Section 7.6 of the Illinois
4Gambling Act shall include its Internet gaming activities
5within the supplier diversity goals and accompanying reports.
6Compliance with Section 7.6 of the Illinois Gambling Act shall
7be in lieu of compliance with the reporting requirements under
8this Act.
9    Section 55. Applicability of the Illinois Gambling Act and
10the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act. The provisions of the
11Illinois Gambling Act, and all rules adopted under that Act,
12shall apply to this Act, except where there is a conflict
13between the 2 Acts, including the incompatibility of any
14provision to the conduct of gaming remotely, without a
15brick-and-mortar facility, or over the Internet. All
16provisions of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act shall
17apply, as far as practicable, to the subject matter of this Act
18to the same extent as if such provisions were included in this
20    Section 60. Acceptance of out-of-state wagers.
21Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
22wagers may be accepted under this Act from persons who are not
23physically present in this State if the Board has determined
24that out-of-state wagering is not inconsistent with federal



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1law or the law of the jurisdiction in which the person is
2located or if out-of-state wagering is conducted pursuant to a
3reciprocal agreement to which this State is a party that is not
4inconsistent with federal law. The Board may enter into
5agreements with other jurisdictions to facilitate, administer,
6and regulate multijurisdictional approved Internet games,
7including, but not limited to, poker.
8    Section 65. Home rule. The licensure and conduct of
9Internet gaming conducted by a person or entity pursuant to
10this Act are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A
11home rule unit may not regulate or license Internet gaming.
12This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and
13functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of
14the Illinois Constitution.
15    Section 90. Repeal. This Act is repealed 5 years after the
16effective date of this Act.
17    Section 95. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is
18amended by adding Section 5-45.8 as follows:
19    (5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new)
20    Sec. 5-45.8. Emergency rulemaking; Internet Gaming Act. To
21provide for the expeditious and timely implementation of the
22Internet Gaming Act, emergency rules implementing the Internet



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1Gaming Act may be adopted in accordance with Section 5-45 by
2the Illinois Gaming Board. The adoption of emergency rules
3authorized by Section 5-45 and this Section is deemed to be
4necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
5    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2027.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.