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Old 04-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #201
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Re: Finally Illinois Has an Online Bill

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halsted, since you have a good idea about what's going on in illinois with regards to online gambling, how long if ever do you think cards will be in the air? if you had to make a prediction.....thanks
I wouldn't hold my breath - but things could change quickly. This year is out (even if/when passed it would take a while, year maybe, to be implemented)

Chicago casino will need to go first. Casino's/Race Tracks/ Thoroughbred association still need to get on the same page. Right now Online poker is on the backburner for sure (people don't even bring it up to me anymore and I don't bother asking)

Cullerton, our biggest alley, will probably retire when his term is up. So in four years if nothing happens, that might mean it's never happening.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:43 PM   #202
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:50 PM   #203
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Re: Finally Illinois Has an Online Bill

Yesterday, H. 479, which would license and regulate online poker, online casino-style gaming and daily fantasy sports in Illinois, was approved by the full Illinois Senate 42-10. The bill now goes back to the state House where it passed 92-17 back in February (prior to being amended in the Senate to include iGaming and DFS regulation).

The House is in recess and is expected to return to work later in June. Because of the fiscal situation facing Illinois and the need to pass a budget that includes new revenues, several industry observers believe there is a chance that iGaming/DFS regulation could become part of the budget.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:25 PM   #204
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Re: Finally Illinois Has an Online Bill

When is the eta before we find out if online poker passes all the necessary things to become law. Just speculations please and how long before they would get a system up and running.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:57 PM   #205
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Re: Finally Illinois Has an Online Bill

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Yesterday, H. 479, which would license and regulate online poker, online casino-style gaming and daily fantasy sports in Illinois, was approved by the full Illinois Senate 42-10. The bill now goes back to the state House where it passed 92-17 back in February (prior to being amended in the Senate to include iGaming and DFS regulation).

The House is in recess and is expected to return to work later in June. Because of the fiscal situation facing Illinois and the need to pass a budget that includes new revenues, several industry observers believe there is a chance that iGaming/DFS regulation could become part of the budget.
Do we know if they will actually return/vote on it this year? My rep responded to me saying 2017 Sessions had finished. **Note was one of the 17 of course.
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