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Online/offline revenue split



Amounts wagered



Total number of betting premises



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?



How do you apply for a license?



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?



Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, details here:

Is sports betting legal? 


Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed the state’s sports betting bill into law at the end of June 2019, with the market expected to be up and running by the Super Bowl in February.


Regulator details

Illinois Gaming Board

801 South Seventh Street

Suite 400 – South

Springfield, Illinois 62703



Governor: J. B. Pritzker

Administrator: Marcus D. Fruchter


Is sports betting permitted online?

While the bill legalizes online and mobile sports wagering, online-only operators must wait 18 months until they can serve the state.


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 in 2017, but there wasn’t any movement with it in 2018.


What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

Ongoing DFS.