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What type of licenses are available?

Land-based casino licenses and three mobile-only licenses that will not require an agreement with an existing casino license holder, although those licenses will cost $20m and only be available 18-months after the initial launch of land-based betting in March 2020


How many skins are permitted per license?



How do you apply for a license?



What are the integrity fees?

None, but the leagues are pushing hard to ensure they are included in any sports betting regulation in Illinois.


What is the current tax rate?

15-17% of GGR for land-based sportsbooks and 15% for online, as well as a five-year license renewal fee of $1m


Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, details here:

Is sports betting legal? 


Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed the state’s sports betting bill into law at the end of June 2019, and the market got up and running in March 2020 with retail and on-premise mobile betting allowed.


Regulator details

Illinois Gaming Board

801 South Seventh Street

Suite 400 – South

Springfield, Illinois 62703



Governor: J. B. Pritzker

Administrator: Marcus D. Fruchter


Is sports betting permitted online?

Land-based and on-premise mobile betting is permitted, while online-only operators must wait 18 months from the March 2020 start date until they can serve the state. Temporary statewide mobile registration is currently in place.


Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No. Illinois has made several attempts to regulate DFS but has so far failed. The state senate passed a DFS and online gambling bill in 2017, but there wasn’t any movement with it in 2018.


What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

Ongoing DFS.