State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/7/2023, by Sen. Bill Cunningham


230 ILCS 45/25-15

    Amends the Sports Wagering Act. Provides that the Illinois Gaming Board shall require an online sports wagering licensee to, after every 10 wagers made online by an individual, display a pop-up message directing that individual to websites on gambling addiction help.

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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 25-15 as follows:
6    (230 ILCS 45/25-15)
7    Sec. 25-15. Board duties and powers.
8    (a) Except for sports wagering conducted under Section
925-70, the Board shall have the authority to regulate the
10conduct of sports wagering under this Act.
11    (b) The Board may adopt any rules the Board considers
12necessary for the successful implementation, administration,
13and enforcement of this Act, except for Section 25-70. Rules
14proposed by the Board may be adopted as emergency rules
15pursuant to Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative
16Procedure Act.
17    (c) The Board shall levy and collect all fees, surcharges,
18civil penalties, and monthly taxes on adjusted gross sports
19wagering receipts imposed by this Act and deposit all moneys
20into the Sports Wagering Fund, except as otherwise provided
21under this Act.
22    (d) The Board may exercise any other powers necessary to
23enforce the provisions of this Act that it regulates and the



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1rules of the Board.
2    (e) The Board shall adopt rules for a license to be
3employed by a master sports wagering licensee when the
4employee works in a designated gaming area that has sports
5wagering or performs duties in furtherance of or associated
6with the operation of sports wagering by the master sports
7wagering licensee (occupational license), which shall require
8an annual license fee of $250. However, occupational licenses
9issued under the Illinois Gambling Act for employees of an
10owners license or organization gaming licensee, once granted,
11are considered equivalent licenses to work in sports wagering
12positions located at the same gaming facility. License fees
13shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund and used for the
14administration of this Act.
15    (f) The Board may require that licensees share, in real
16time and at the sports wagering account level, information
17regarding a wagerer, amount and type of wager, the time the
18wager was placed, the location of the wager, including the
19Internet protocol address, if applicable, the outcome of the
20wager, and records of abnormal wagering activity. Information
21shared under this subsection (f) must be submitted in the form
22and manner as required by rule. If a sports governing body has
23notified the Board that real-time information sharing for
24wagers placed on its sports events is necessary and desirable,
25licensees may share the same information in the form and
26manner required by the Board by rule with the sports governing



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1body or its designee with respect to wagers on its sports
2events subject to applicable federal, State, or local laws or
3regulations, including, without limitation, privacy laws and
4regulations. Such information may be provided in anonymized
5form and may be used by a sports governing body solely for
6integrity purposes. For purposes of this subsection (f),
7"real-time" means a commercially reasonable periodic interval.
8    (g) A master sports wagering licensee, professional sports
9team, league, or association, sports governing body, or
10institution of higher education may submit to the Board in
11writing a request to prohibit a type or form of wagering if the
12master sports wagering licensee, professional sports team,
13league, or association, sports governing body, or institution
14of higher education believes that such wagering by type or
15form is contrary to public policy, unfair to consumers, or
16affects the integrity of a particular sport or the sports
17betting industry. The Board shall grant the request upon a
18demonstration of good cause from the requester and
19consultation with licensees. The Board shall respond to a
20request pursuant to this subsection (g) concerning a
21particular event before the start of the event or, if it is not
22feasible to respond before the start of the event, as soon as
24    (h) The Board and master sports wagering licensees may
25cooperate with investigations conducted by sports governing
26bodies or law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited



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1to, providing and facilitating the provision of account-level
2betting information and audio or video files relating to
3persons placing wagers.
4    (i) A master sports wagering licensee shall make
5commercially reasonable efforts to promptly notify the Board
6any information relating to:
7        (1) criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced
8    against the master sports wagering licensee in connection
9    with its operations;
10        (2) abnormal wagering activity or patterns that may
11    indicate a concern with the integrity of a sports event or
12    sports events;
13        (3) any potential breach of the relevant sports
14    governing body's internal rules and codes of conduct
15    pertaining to sports wagering that a licensee has
16    knowledge of;
17        (4) any other conduct that corrupts a wagering outcome
18    of a sports event or sports events for purposes of
19    financial gain, including match fixing; and
20        (5) suspicious or illegal wagering activities,
21    including use of funds derived from illegal activity,
22    wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal
23    activity, using agents to place wagers, and using false
24    identification.
25    A master sports wagering licensee shall also make
26commercially reasonable efforts to promptly report information



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1relating to conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4)
2of this subsection (i) to the relevant sports governing body.
3    (j) The Board shall require an online sports wagering
4licensee to, after every 10 wagers made online by an
5individual, display a pop-up message directing that individual
6to websites on gambling addiction help.
7(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)