Gambling facilities now required to withhold winnings for delinquent child supportFebruary 2014Illinois 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.
Amendments to Illinois Gaming Board policiesSeptember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 452As 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.
Implementation of the Video Gaming ActApril 2012Illinois Law Update, Page 184The 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.
Amendments to Charitable Games Act re-enacted - PA 094-0986March 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 124In 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).
Horseracing rules updated to punish horses running off strideJuly 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334The 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.
Losing streakBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2005Lawpulse, Page 226Compulsive 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. 093-0742September 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 456Effective 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 RiverboatsDecember 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 600The 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.
Regulation of Riverboat Casino GamblingSeptember 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 460On 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 CasinosJuly 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 351Near 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 ActApril 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 190Public 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.