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Late last week, lawmakers in the Illinois General Assembly soundly approved a bill that would allow residents to bet on in-state college sports in what would be a major expansion of the existing sports betting legislation in that state.
In our ongoing coverage of this story, we detailed the journey of this measure to allow Prairie State bettors to wager on the sports teams of in-state universities, and last Thursday Amendment 2 to House Bill 3136 received vast bipartisan support in both the House and Senate despite certain objections.
Those concerns, including the potential effects on student-athletes, were considered by Rep. Bob Rita, the bill’s House sponsor, and the legislation was adjusted accordingly.
We did hear in our testimony that there could be some negative consequences to our Illinois players. And that’s why we just looked at outcome rather than player performance.
Now that the approved bill is on its way to the Governor.
The future of legal gambling on in-state college sports now depends on Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker’s willingness to sign the bill into law, the same as he did with the original sports betting bill that he approved back in 2019 during his first year in office.
Once Gov. Pritzker’s signature is given, any business already holding a sports betting license would then be legally permitted to take bets on an Illinois college team, that is so long as those wagers are placed in person at a betting facility and not online.
Those bets must be “Tier 1” wagers, meaning they must be placed before the event begins and that they must be determined by the final score or outcome only, with bets on individual performances prohibited.
Of course, bettors in the Land of Lincoln are no strangers to the sports betting market.
The journey towards legal sports betting in Illinois stretches back a few years now, so here is a quick timeline of the major events:
The next date on that timeline will be added whenever the governor puts his mark on this latest measure, taking yet another forward step in legal sports betting in Illinois.
Keep checking back for all the latest news and updates.
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