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Articles on Gaming

Integrity of video gaming play reexamined by the Gaming Board

September
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Illinois Gaming Board amended its Video Gaming (General) regulations to impose new restrictions on video gaming terminal (VGT) play in order to ensure its integrity.

Revision of horse racing licensure penalties

January
2015
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Racing Board has made two changes to the rules governing horse racing licensure penalties.

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.

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