Illinois Gaming Board

The city of Champaign has extended its moratorium on new video-gambling machines until Jan. 23.

Two companies that own video gambling parlors have sued the Illinois Gaming Board to challenge rules that require them split profits with the companies that operate the gambling machines.
The lawsuit argues that the nearly 6,000 parlors in the state could reinvest more in their businesses if they weren't required to divide their profits.
The lawsuit was filed in Cook County by the owners of the Dotty's Cafe, Stella's Place and Shelby's gambling-parlor chains.

The future of fantasy sports betting in Illinois hinges on legislation that’s passed a House committee.   It would regulate sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.  The measure would ban company employees and anyone under 21 from playing the online games and give oversight to the Illinois Gaming Board. But Representative

Scott Drury, a Democrat from Highwood, said he doesn't think the proposal can stop youth from participating. He also complained he needed more time to ask questions about the legislation before voting on it. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers will try to legalize gambling in online daily fantasy sports with a measure to regulate various aspects of how the businesses operate.

A measure is scheduled to have its first vote in a House committee Wednesday would forbid company employees and anyone under age 21 from participating in the games. The Illinois Gaming Board would oversee the contests and operators who violate the law would face fines. Operators also would be required to pay licensing fees based on their revenue.  

An Illinois legislator has introduced plans to regulate daily fantasy sports websites and add consumer protections.   

The Illinois Gaming Board plans to seek a legal opinion on whether daily fantasy sports websites like those ordered shut down in Nevada violate state law.

The Illinois Gaming Board has rejected video license applications for operators who'd envisioned opening several businesses in a half-vacant strip mall outside Chicago.  

The mayor of the east-central Illinois town Danville is still hoping to cash in on bringing a casino to the city.  Mayor Scott Eisenhauer says he's talked about gaming expansion with Governor Bruce Rauner. 

Gambling expansion hearing brings up same concerns

Oct 24, 2013

An Illinois legislator is trying to re-start negotiations over a big expansion of gambling. Talks broke down in May, and Democratic state Representative Bob Rita, from Blue Island, says nothing has happened since then.

Il Gambing Board to consider 24 hour casinos

Sep 3, 2013

Illinois' gaming regulators will decide if casinos can stay open around the clock. The gaming board is holding a special meeting about it later this month.

Gambling expansion proposal still being negotiated

May 29, 2013

Supporters of gambling expansion in Illinois are scrambling to negotiate the bill in Springfield. A plan to add five casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, is still being negotiated as state legislators are scheduled to end their session on Friday.