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Articles on Gaming

Gambling facilities now required to withhold winnings for delinquent child support February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 "State gaming licensees" including race track wagering facilities, riverboat gambling facilities, or other licensees that operate facilities at which lawful gambling may take place will now be required by the State to withhold winnings where the winner has past due child support payments.
New rules for riverboat casino promotional coupons February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Illinois Gaming Board made three changes to riverboat gambling regulations. 86 Ill. Adm. Code 3000 (eff. Nov. 1, 2013).
Amendments to Illinois Gaming Board policies September 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 As of May 23, 2013, the Illinois Gaming Board (the "Board") made significant changes to the Illinois Gaming Board policies. See 11 Ill. Adm. Code 1800.
Changes to requirements for suppliers of riverboat gambling operations. PA 098-0012 August 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 Under the amended Riverboat Gambling Act, suppliers of gambling equipment to riverboat gambling operations have lessened requirements for providing source information on the products and devices supplied to these operations. 230 ILCS 10/8.
Vegas Comes to the Corner Pub: Guiding Business Clients Through the Video Gambling Law By Peter C. Spier April 2013 Article, Page 186 Do you have clients who want to give video gambling a try? This article explains the legal and regulatory hurdles facing eligible establishments.
New additions to the Illinois State Lottery’s Internet pilot program. PA 097-1121. December 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 632 The General Assembly has made additions and changes to its Illinois Lottery Internet pilot program, intended to take advantage of the growing Internet market by selling lottery tickets online. 20 ILCS 1605/7.12.
Video gaming expanded to fraternal and veteran establishments without liquor licenses. PA 097-0594 July 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 352 The Video Gaming Act has been amended to allow video gaming in fraternal or veteran establishments without a liquor license (230 ILCS 40/55).
Implementation of the Video Gaming Act April 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 184 The Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40/1) authorizes installation of video gaming terminals used for wagering purposes in various categories of licensed locations and provides for the distribution of specified percentages of video gaming revenues to State and local governments.
Illinois Lottery Law amended for the benefit of Illinois veterans. PA 095-0649 August 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 390 The Illinois Lottery Law was amended by changing section 21.6 of the law. 20 ILCS 1605/21.6. 
Amendments to Charitable Games Act re-enacted - PA 094-0986 March 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 In an attempt to avoid previous constitutionality problems, the Illinois General Assembly has passed Public Act 094-0986 in order to re-enact certain amendments originally passed in Public Act 088-0669 but declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court in People v Olender, 222 Ill 2d 123, 854 NE2d 593 (2005). 
Rules amended to allow state stewards to void horse races December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 The Illinois Racing Board has amended part 1306 of title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 1306. The amendment permits state stewards to have a race voided and to have that race's wagers refunded. 
Requirements for trifecta and superfecta wagering are standardized August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 The Illinois Racing Board has amended 11 Ill Adm Code 306, to create a common set of requirements for both harness and thorough-bred horse racing regarding trifecta wagering. 
Horseracing rules updated to punish horses running off stride July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 The Illinois Racing Board has amended part 1318 of title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 1318, with regard to horse racing. Horses running off stride for longer than one-sixteenth of a mile will now be considered to be in violation of the amended rule.
Riverboat casinos authorized to upgrade their surveillance technology July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Effective April 26, 2006, the Illinois Gaming Board amended part 3000 of title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 3000. 
Changes made to trifecta and superfecta wagering May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 The Illinois Racing Board has amended Part 306 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 306 and Part 311 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 311. 
Losing streak By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2005 Lawpulse, Page 226 Compulsive gambling is like other pathological behavior that leads lawyers astray, with a big difference – it's not treated as a mitigating factor by the ARDC.
Three-year bingo licenses are now available P.A. 093-0742 September 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 456 Effective immediately, for a triennial fee of $600, the Department of Revenue shall issue a license for the conducting of bingo to any bona fide religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, youth athletic, senior citizen, educational, or veterans' organization organized in Illinois. 
Rules in Place for Vouchers on Riverboats December 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 600 The Illinois Gaming Board recently adopted significant amendments to 86 Ill. Adm. Code 3000, providing the regulatory framework for the implementation of voucher payment systems in Illinois riverboat gambling facilities.
Self-exclusion list implemented for individuals affected by problem gambling September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 14, 2002, the Illinois Gaming Board (board) adopted several new provisions to section 3000 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 3000.
Legislation enacts the Prizes and Gifts Act; P.A. 92-436 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 Legislation enacted in August aims to protect consumers from deceptive advertising of sweepstakes and other promotional contests.
Regulation of Riverboat Casino Gambling September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 On July 2, 1999, the Illinois Gaming Board adopted emergency amendments to section 3000 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 3000.
Lawmakers Gamble on Cook County Casinos July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 Near the end of the 1999 Spring legislative session, the Illinois Senate passed Senate bill 1017, which among other things substantially remodels the Illinois Riverboat Gambling Act, 230 ILCS 10/1 et seq.
Amendments to the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 Public Act 90-808 amends the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act to raise the aggregate value of all prizes or merchandise permitted to be awarded in a single day of pull-tabs and jar games to $5,000. Previously, the limit was $2,250.