FanDuel urges customers to help stop Illinois sports betting tax hike

FanDuel urges customers to help stop Illinois sports betting tax hike

Article brief provided by Legal Sports Report
  • Mike Mazzeo, Legal Sports Report
April 17, 2024 8:08 PM
  • Mike Mazzeo, Legal Sports Report

FanDuel Sportsbook is urging customers to reach out to state lawmakers in an effort to stop the proposed tax hike on Illinois sports betting. As part of his recent budget proposal, Gov. JB Pritzker suggested increasing the tax rate on Illinois sports betting to 35% from 15%.

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The FanDuel app alert went out to Illinois customers over the weekend. The message reads, as obtained via screenshot from PlayIllinois:

“STOP THE SPORTS BETTING TAX HIKE!

“We NEED your HELP! The Illinois legislature wants to MASSIVELY increase the tax rate on your favorite form of entertainment—placing bets on the teams, players, and games that you love!”