In a last-ditch effort, lawmakers in Springfield have passed two important bills. One impacting Illinois online sports betting, extending in-person betting on in-state college teams at retail sportsbooks for another year. The other gutted a requirement for Illinois sportsbooks to provide bettors with hourly pop-up messages informing how much they’ve wagered. Instead, the bill now includes language to add new Illinois Lottery games.
A series of online gambling and problem gambling bills have been working their way through the Illinois Legislature over the past few months. However, only two of them look to be heading to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk before the end of this year’s legislative session.