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Will the Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike Hurt the Chances of Online Casino Legalization?

May 31, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Both halves of the Illinois legislature have passed this year’s budget bill, which includes a new progressive tax on sports betting revenue. The largest operators, who will suffer the heftiest tax increase, have warned that it will change how they do business in the state. Unfortunately, these same operators are also a driving force for iGaming expansion, leading to […]

State Senate Sends Illinois Online Casino Bill to Gaming Subcommittee

February 7, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Five days after a House version of the Illinois online casino bill moved into that body’s Gaming Committee, state Senators directed SB1656 into the gaming subcommittee. Bonus listened on Feb. 7 to live audio of the Senate Executive Committee‘s five-minute-long meeting that consisted of the nine members quickly redirecting bills into subcommittees. Committee Chairwoman Cristina Castro […]

Illinois Online Casino Bill Moves Into House Gaming Committee

February 2, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

As promised, Illinois Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr. made sure his Illinois online casino bill moved into a new committee. On Jan. 31, HB2239 entered the Gaming Committee. The Internet Gaming Act (IGA) sponsor has told Bonus he wanted to ensure House members discussed iGaming in 2024, even if they didn’t vote for it. Gonzalez, D-Chicago, […]

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