In a last-ditch effort, lawmakers in Springfield have passed two bills impacting Illinois online sports betting. One of them will force Illinois sportsbooks to provide bettors with hourly pop-up messages informing how much they’ve wagered. The other extends in-person betting on in-state college teams at retail sportsbooks for another year.
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.
Senate bill 1508 went on a rollercoaster ride over the past five days before being passed in both the State Senate and State House.