Tag Archives: Illinois
- Illinois political inertia leaves online gambling on life support
June 29, 2017
Online gambling legalization hopes are fading in Illinois as the clock counts down to the end of the current legislative session. The Illinois state senate stunned observers on the last day of May by approving online casino, poker and daily fantasy sports legislation with little advance notice. With a full...
- New York online poker bill dies of neglect for second year in a row
June 22, 2017
New York’s legal online poker hopes appear to have died of neglect in the state Assembly for the second year in a row. The New York state legislature wrapped up the final day of its legislative session on Wednesday without the Assembly taking any action on the online poker bill...
- Illinois senate approves online gambling, daily fantasy sports bill
June 1, 2017
Illinois state senators stunned observers on Wednesday by overwhelmingly approving online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation. Before we go any further, understand that the state House of Representatives adjourned without considering the legislation in question, and won’t be back in session until June 8. Meaning the state’s online gamblers...
- Daily fantasy sports bill hurdles Illinois Senate Committee
May 31, 2017
A bill that would allow residents of Illinois to participate in regulated fantasy sports betting has moved forward in Illinois. The State Journal-Register reported that the Illinois Senate Gaming Committee has advanced Senate Bill 208, which aims to supersede a 2015 advisory opinion by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that daily...
- Illinois Gaming Board sued over video gambling profit-sharing rules
April 6, 2017
A group of in-state gambling establishments has asked a county court to strike down Illinois’ Video Gaming Act for unfairly favoring owners of video gaming terminals. The Courthouse News reported that Dotty’s Café, Stella’s Place and Shelby’s – video gaming cafes that collectively operate over 100 strip mall locations in...
- Northstar Lottery Group sued for alleged ticket manipulation
February 9, 2017
Lawyers representing lottery players have lodged a civil suit against former Illinois Lottery operator Northstar Lottery Group for alleged manipulation of winning tickets. The Belleville News Democrat reported that the attorneys have accused Northstar of defrauding businesses that sold scratch-off tickets and lottery customers by manipulating the number of winning...
Judge says Game of War app maker not liable for player’s ‘gambling losses’
September 23, 2016