Illinois Compiled Statutes
Information maintained by the Legislative
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
230 ILCS 45/25-15
(230 ILCS 45/25-15)
Board duties and powers.
(a) Except for sports wagering conducted under Section 25-70, the Board shall have the authority to regulate the conduct of sports wagering under this Act.
(b) The Board may adopt any rules the Board considers necessary for the successful implementation, administration, and enforcement of this Act, except for Section 25-70. Rules proposed by the Board may be adopted as emergency rules pursuant to Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(c) The Board shall levy and collect all fees, surcharges, civil penalties, and monthly taxes on adjusted gross sports wagering receipts imposed by this Act and deposit all moneys into the Sports Wagering Fund, except as otherwise provided under this Act.
(d) The Board may exercise any other powers necessary to enforce the provisions of this Act that it regulates and the rules of the Board.
(e) The Board shall adopt rules for a license to be employed by a master sports wagering licensee when the employee works in a designated gaming area that has sports wagering or performs duties in furtherance of or associated with the operation of sports wagering by the master sports wagering licensee (occupational license), which shall require an annual license fee of $250. However,
occupational licenses issued under the Illinois Gambling Act for employees of an owners license or organization gaming licensee, once
granted, are considered equivalent licenses to work in sports wagering positions located at the same
gaming facility. License fees shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund and used for the administration of this Act.
(f) The Board may require that licensees share, in real time and at the sports wagering account level, information regarding a wagerer, amount and type of wager, the time the wager was placed, the location of the wager, including the Internet protocol address, if applicable, the outcome of the wager, and records of abnormal wagering activity. Information shared under this subsection (f) must be submitted in the form and manner as required by rule. If a sports governing body has notified the Board that real-time information sharing for wagers placed on its sports events is necessary and desirable, licensees may share the same information in the form and manner required by the Board by rule with the sports governing body or its designee with respect to wagers on its sports events subject to applicable federal, State, or local laws or regulations, including, without limitation, privacy laws and regulations. Such information may be provided in anonymized form and may be used by a sports governing body solely for integrity purposes. For purposes of this subsection (f), "real-time" means a commercially reasonable periodic interval.
(g) A master sports wagering licensee, professional sports team, league, or association, sports governing body, or institution of higher education may submit to the Board in writing a request to prohibit a type or form of wagering if the master sports wagering licensee, professional sports team, league, or association, sports governing body, or institution of higher education believes that such wagering by type or form is contrary to public policy, unfair to consumers, or affects the integrity of a particular sport or the sports betting industry. The Board shall grant the request upon a demonstration of good cause from the requester and consultation with licensees. The Board shall respond to a request pursuant to this subsection (g) concerning a particular event before the start of the event or, if it is not feasible to respond before the start of the event, as soon as practicable.
(h) The Board and master sports wagering licensees may cooperate with investigations conducted by sports governing bodies or law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to, providing and facilitating the provision of account-level betting information and audio or video files relating to persons placing wagers.
(i) A master sports wagering licensee shall make commercially reasonable efforts to promptly notify the Board any information relating to:
(1) criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced
against the master sports wagering licensee in connection with its operations;
(2) abnormal wagering activity or patterns that may
indicate a concern with the integrity of a sports event or sports events;
(3) any potential breach of the relevant sports
governing body's internal rules and codes of conduct pertaining to sports wagering that a licensee has knowledge of;
(4) any other conduct that corrupts a wagering
outcome of a sports event or sports events for purposes of financial gain, including match fixing; and
(5) suspicious or illegal wagering activities,
including use of funds derived from illegal activity, wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal activity, using agents to place wagers, and using false identification.
A master sports wagering licensee shall also make commercially reasonable efforts to promptly report information relating to conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of this subsection (i) to the relevant sports governing body.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)