Illinois

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Operator/supplier deals

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Online/land-based partnerships

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Licensing deals

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Marketing deals

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Sports teams/franchises

MLB:

Chicago Cubs

773-404-2827

 

Chicago White Sox

312-674-1000

 

NFL:

Chicago Bears

847-295-6600

 

NBA:

Chicago Bulls

606-122-459

 

NHL:

Chicago Blackhawks

312-455-7000

 

MLS:

Chicago Fire

708-594-7200

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State population

12.8 million

 

Revenue

 

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Amounts wagered

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Total number of betting premises

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Stake tax take

30% on gaming revenues of land-based video gaming machines

What type of licenses are available?

None currently

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

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How do you apply for a license?

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What are the integrity fees?

None, but the leagues are pushing hard to ensure they are included in any sports betting regulation in Illinois

 

What is the current tax rate?

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Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, details here: http://illinoisalliance.org/self-exclusion-illinois/

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Unregulated

Illinois is currently debating a number of sports betting bills that have broad support. A number of issues are still to be ironed out, and progress is slow, but 2019 is a realistic target

 

Regulator details

Illinois Gaming Board

801 South Seventh Street

Suite 400 – South

Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-524-0226

https://www.igb.illinois.gov

 

Governor: Bruce Rauner

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No. But Illinois has a number of active bills attempting to change this. Integrity fees with the leagues could prove a sticking point, but a compromise should be found

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No. Illinois has made several attempts to regulate DFS but has so far failed. The state senate passed a DFS and online gambling bill last year, but there hasn’t been any movement with it in 2018

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

Ongoing DFS, online gambling and sports betting legislation