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230 ILCS 45/25-40
(230 ILCS 45/25-40)
Master sports wagering license issued to a sports facility.
(a) As used in this Section, "designee" means a master sports wagering licensee under Section 25-30, 25-35, or 25-45 or a management services provider licensee.
(b) A sports facility or a designee contracted to operate sports wagering at or within a 5-block radius of the sports facility may apply to the Board for a master sports wagering license. To the extent permitted by federal and State law, the Board shall actively seek to achieve racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity when issuing master sports wagering licenses to sports facilities or their designees and encourage minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities to apply for licensure. Additionally, the report published under subsection (m) of Section 25-45 shall impact the issuance of the master sports wagering license to the extent permitted by federal and State law.
For the purposes of this subsection (b), "minority-owned business", "women-owned business", and "business owned by persons with disabilities" have the meanings given to those terms in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(c) The Board may issue up to 7 master sports wagering licenses to sports facilities or their designees that meet the requirements for licensure as determined by rule by the Board. If more than 7 qualified applicants apply for a master sports wagering license under this Section, the licenses shall be granted in the order in which the applications were received. If a license is denied, revoked, or not renewed, the Board may begin a new application process and issue a license under this Section in the order in which the application was received.
(d) The initial license fee for a master sports wagering license for a sports facility is $10,000,000. The master sports wagering license is valid for 4 years.
(e) The sports facility or its designee may renew the master sports wagering license for a period of 4 years by paying a $1,000,000 renewal fee to the Board.
(f) A sports facility or its designee issued a master sports wagering license may conduct sports wagering at or within a 5-block radius of the sports facility.
(g) A sports facility or its designee issued a master sports wagering license may conduct sports wagering over the Internet within the sports facility or within a 5-block radius of the sports facility.
(h) The sports wagering offered by a sports facility or its designee over the Internet or through a mobile application shall be offered under the same brand as the sports facility is operating under, the brand the designee is operating under, or a combination thereof.
(i) Until issuance of the first license under Section 25-45 or March 5, 2022, whichever occurs first, an individual must register in person at a sports facility or the designee's facility to participate in sports wagering offered over the Internet or through a mobile application.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 102-689, eff. 12-17-21.)