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Full Text of SB1508  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Bill Cunningham

Filed: 3/24/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1508, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Sports Wagering Act is amended by changing
6Section 25-15 as follows:
7    (230 ILCS 45/25-15)
8    Sec. 25-15. Board duties and powers.
9    (a) Except for sports wagering conducted under Section
1025-70, the Board shall have the authority to regulate the
11conduct of sports wagering under this Act.
12    (b) The Board may adopt any rules the Board considers
13necessary for the successful implementation, administration,
14and enforcement of this Act, except for Section 25-70. Rules
15proposed by the Board may be adopted as emergency rules
16pursuant to Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative



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1Procedure Act.
2    (c) The Board shall levy and collect all fees, surcharges,
3civil penalties, and monthly taxes on adjusted gross sports
4wagering receipts imposed by this Act and deposit all moneys
5into the Sports Wagering Fund, except as otherwise provided
6under this Act.
7    (d) The Board may exercise any other powers necessary to
8enforce the provisions of this Act that it regulates and the
9rules of the Board.
10    (e) The Board shall adopt rules for a license to be
11employed by a master sports wagering licensee when the
12employee works in a designated gaming area that has sports
13wagering or performs duties in furtherance of or associated
14with the operation of sports wagering by the master sports
15wagering licensee (occupational license), which shall require
16an annual license fee of $250. However, occupational licenses
17issued under the Illinois Gambling Act for employees of an
18owners license or organization gaming licensee, once granted,
19are considered equivalent licenses to work in sports wagering
20positions located at the same gaming facility. License fees
21shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund and used for the
22administration of this Act.
23    (f) The Board may require that licensees share, in real
24time and at the sports wagering account level, information
25regarding a wagerer, amount and type of wager, the time the
26wager was placed, the location of the wager, including the



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1Internet protocol address, if applicable, the outcome of the
2wager, and records of abnormal wagering activity. Information
3shared under this subsection (f) must be submitted in the form
4and manner as required by rule. If a sports governing body has
5notified the Board that real-time information sharing for
6wagers placed on its sports events is necessary and desirable,
7licensees may share the same information in the form and
8manner required by the Board by rule with the sports governing
9body or its designee with respect to wagers on its sports
10events subject to applicable federal, State, or local laws or
11regulations, including, without limitation, privacy laws and
12regulations. Such information may be provided in anonymized
13form and may be used by a sports governing body solely for
14integrity purposes. For purposes of this subsection (f),
15"real-time" means a commercially reasonable periodic interval.
16    (g) A master sports wagering licensee, professional sports
17team, league, or association, sports governing body, or
18institution of higher education may submit to the Board in
19writing a request to prohibit a type or form of wagering if the
20master sports wagering licensee, professional sports team,
21league, or association, sports governing body, or institution
22of higher education believes that such wagering by type or
23form is contrary to public policy, unfair to consumers, or
24affects the integrity of a particular sport or the sports
25betting industry. The Board shall grant the request upon a
26demonstration of good cause from the requester and



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1consultation with licensees. The Board shall respond to a
2request pursuant to this subsection (g) concerning a
3particular event before the start of the event or, if it is not
4feasible to respond before the start of the event, as soon as
6    (h) The Board and master sports wagering licensees may
7cooperate with investigations conducted by sports governing
8bodies or law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited
9to, providing and facilitating the provision of account-level
10betting information and audio or video files relating to
11persons placing wagers.
12    (i) A master sports wagering licensee shall make
13commercially reasonable efforts to promptly notify the Board
14any information relating to:
15        (1) criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced
16    against the master sports wagering licensee in connection
17    with its operations;
18        (2) abnormal wagering activity or patterns that may
19    indicate a concern with the integrity of a sports event or
20    sports events;
21        (3) any potential breach of the relevant sports
22    governing body's internal rules and codes of conduct
23    pertaining to sports wagering that a licensee has
24    knowledge of;
25        (4) any other conduct that corrupts a wagering outcome
26    of a sports event or sports events for purposes of



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1    financial gain, including match fixing; and
2        (5) suspicious or illegal wagering activities,
3    including use of funds derived from illegal activity,
4    wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal
5    activity, using agents to place wagers, and using false
6    identification.
7    A master sports wagering licensee shall also make
8commercially reasonable efforts to promptly report information
9relating to conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4)
10of this subsection (i) to the relevant sports governing body.
11    (j) The Board shall require a licensed online sports
12wagering operator to, at least once every hour, display a
13message advising the individual of the time elapsed since
14logging on, advising the individual of the amount of money
15wagered since logging on, and including hyperlinks to websites
16and telephone numbers that offer gambling addiction
18(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)".