(230 ILCS 45/25-70)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Lottery sports wagering pilot program.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Central system" means the hardware, software, peripherals, and network components provided by the Department's central system provider that link and support all required sports lottery terminals and the central site and that are unique and separate from the lottery central system for draw and instant games.
"Central system provider" means an individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company that has been licensed for the purpose of providing and maintaining a central system and the related management facilities specifically for the management of sports lottery terminals.
"Electronic card" means a card purchased from a lottery retailer.
"Lottery retailer" means a location licensed by the Department to sell lottery tickets or shares.
"Sports lottery systems" means systems provided by the central system provider consisting of sports wagering products, risk management, operations, and support services.
"Sports lottery terminal" means a terminal linked to the central system in which bills or coins are deposited or an electronic card is inserted in order to place wagers on a sports event and lottery offerings.
(b) The Department shall issue one central system provider license pursuant to an open and competitive bidding process that uses the following procedures:
(1) The Department shall make applications for the
central system provider license available to the public and allow a reasonable time for applicants to submit applications to the Department.
(2) During the filing period for central system
provider license applications, the Department may retain professional services to assist the Department in conducting the open and competitive bidding process.
(3) After receiving all of the bid proposals, the
Department shall open all of the proposals in a public forum and disclose the prospective central system provider names and venture partners, if any.
(4) The Department shall summarize the terms of the
bid proposals and may make this summary available to the public.
(5) The Department shall evaluate the bid proposals
within a reasonable time and select no more than 3 final applicants to make presentations of their bid proposals to the Department.
(6) The final applicants shall make their
presentations to the Department on the same day during an open session of the Department.
(7) As soon as practicable after the public
presentations by the final applicants, the Department, in its discretion, may conduct further negotiations among the 3 final applicants. At the conclusion of such negotiations, the Department shall select the winning bid.
(8) Upon selection of the winning bid, the Department
shall evaluate the winning bid within a reasonable period of time for licensee suitability in accordance with all applicable statutory and regulatory criteria.
(9) If the winning bidder is unable or otherwise
fails to consummate the transaction, (including if the Department determines that the winning bidder does not satisfy the suitability requirements), the Department may, on the same criteria, select from the remaining bidders.
(10) The winning bidder shall pay $20,000,000 to the
Department upon being issued the central system provider license.
(c) Every sports lottery terminal offered in this State for play shall first be tested and approved pursuant to the rules of the Department, and each sports lottery terminal offered in this State for play shall conform to an approved model. For the examination of sports lottery terminals and associated equipment as required by this Section, the central system provider may utilize the services of one or more independent outside testing laboratories that have been accredited by a national accreditation body and that, in the judgment of the Department, are qualified to perform such examinations. Every sports lottery terminal offered in this State for play must meet minimum standards set by an independent outside testing laboratory approved by the Department.
(d) During the first 360 days after the effective date of this Act, sport lottery terminals may be placed in no more than 2,500 Lottery retail locations in the State. Sports lottery terminals may be placed in an additional 2,500 Lottery retail locations during the second year after the effective date of this Act.
(e) A sports lottery terminal may not directly dispense coins, cash, tokens, or any other article of exchange or value except for receipt tickets. Tickets shall be dispensed by pressing the ticket dispensing button on the sports lottery terminal at the end of the placement of one's wager or wagers. The ticket shall indicate the total amount wagered, odds for each wager placed, and the cash award for each bet placed, the time of day in a 24-hour format showing hours and minutes, the date, the terminal serial number, the sequential number of the ticket, and an encrypted validation number from which the validity of the prize may be determined. The player shall turn in this ticket to the appropriate person at a lottery retailer to receive the cash award.
(f) No lottery retailer may cause or permit any person under the age of 21 years to use a sports lottery terminal or sports wagering application. A lottery retailer who knowingly causes or permits a person under the age of 21 years to use a sports lottery terminal or sports wagering application is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined an amount not to exceed $5,000.
(g) A sports lottery terminal shall only accept parlay wagers and fixed odds parlay wagers. The Department shall, by rule, establish the total amount, as a percentage, of all wagers placed that a lottery retailer may retain.
(h) The Department shall have jurisdiction over and shall supervise all lottery sports wagering operations governed by this Section. The Department shall have all powers necessary and proper to fully and effectively execute the provisions of this Section, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) To investigate applicants and determine the
eligibility of applicants for licenses and to select among competing applicants the applicants which best serve the interests of the citizens of Illinois.
(2) To have jurisdiction and supervision over all
lottery sports wagering operations in this State.
(3) To adopt rules for the purpose of administering
the provisions of this Section and to adopt rules and conditions under which all lottery sports wagering in the State shall be conducted. Such rules are to provide for the prevention of practices detrimental to the public interest and for the best interests of lottery sports wagering, including rules (i) regarding the inspection of such licensees necessary to operate a lottery retailer under any laws or rules applicable to licensees, (ii) to impose penalties for violations of the Act and its rules, and (iii) establishing standards for advertising lottery sports wagering.
(i) The Department shall adopt emergency rules to administer this Section in accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. For the purposes of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the General Assembly finds that the adoption of rules to implement this Section is deemed an emergency and necessary to the public interest, safety, and welfare.
(j) For the privilege of operating lottery sports wagering under this Section, all proceeds minus net of proceeds returned to players shall be electronically transferred daily or weekly, at the discretion of the Director of the Lottery, into the State Lottery Fund. After amounts owed to the central system provider and licensed agents, as determined by the Department, are paid from the moneys deposited into the State Lottery Fund under this subsection, the remainder shall be transferred on the 15th of each month to the Capital Projects Fund.
(k) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2024.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)