Tag: Illinois Online Gambling

Online Casino Games, Poker and Fantasy Sports on Illinois Radar

Illinois came close to passing online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation this year, but proposed bills didn’t quite reach the finish line. Rep. Michael Zalewski, who has spearheaded efforts on DFS in the state’s House of Representatives in recent years, talked about the prospects for 2018 on these fronts with Online Poker Report. The…

Illinois Online Gambling Hopes Wane

The possibility of Illinois legalizing online gambling and daily fantasy sports in the state during a special session going on now is looking worse by the day. The past week has been shrouded in mystery as far as the prospects a hybrid online gambling/DFS bill, and a separate standalone DFS bill. Here’s what’s happened (or…

Illinois Online Gambling Still Has Hope

The prospects of Illinois’ legislature passing a bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling and daily fantasy sports got a boost as lawmakers head back to the state capitol for a special session. The Senate passed an iGaming and DFS bill — H 479 — at the end of May. But the House did…

Illinois missing its cut of online gambling

AP – The Illinois Senate president says legalizing internet gambling could bring in much-needed revenue. But Chicago Democrat John Cullerton says he expects stiff opposition to any proposal. During a hearing in Springfield Wednesday, Cullerton says “people are already gambling, and we’re not making any of the money.” John Pappas is the executive director of…

Illinois casino bill full of side deals

From Chicago Tribune Buried more than 400 pages into the 524-page gambling expansion bill that would bring a casino to Chicago are directions for splitting some of the state’s take to create new ways to pay for the pork-barrel projects politicians covet. Money from the new casinos and slot machines at horse racing tracks would…

Illinois to reconsider online gambling

From Chicago Business Language on a long-expected proposal to bring widespread Internet gambling to Illinois finally has surfaced in Springfield, and by all indications the plan will be both highly lucrative and highly controversial. The language was circulated late Tuesday, according to my source, by aides to Senate President John Cullerton, who long has said…

Preliminary Text of New Illinois Internet Gambling Measure Released

From Poker Fuse The language of an Illinois internet gambling bill has emerged in the form of a preliminary 67-page draft proposal, which would create a new Division of Internet Gaming within the Illinois Lottery, and grant licensees the right to offer a broad range of internet-based gambling to the state’s residents. According to published…

Illinois Online Gambling to Emerge as Standalone Bill

From Poker Fuse Even with Gov. Pat Quinn shunning the idea of legalizing Internet gambling, at least one Illinois lawmaker is trying to find a path for legislation. Quinn has shot down several attempts at gambling expansion in the state, but indicated he could support a current bill with a few exceptions. He believes the…