Illinois lawmakers file bill to legalise online casino
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Illinois Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll have filed a bill that would legalise online casino gaming in the state.
Under House Bill 3142, also known as the Internet Gaming Act, Illinois’ brick-and-mortar casinos would be permitted to apply for internet gaming licenses.
Each licensee would then be able to operate up to three skins, or contract with up to three internet management service providers, and offer online casino to those aged 21 and above.
The internet gaming license would have a $500,000 fee attached, and a $250,000 charge for renewal.