April 30, 2024 3 min read

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Illinois Gaming Board Takes Regulatory Actions in April Meeting

The gambling watchdog approved video gaming, sports betting and casino licenses, while highlighting the importance of using regulated operators in the state

The gambling regulator in Illinois, the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), held its monthly regularly scheduled meeting, addressing a number of issues and taking regulatory action. The latest meeting was organized last week, and the Board confirmed a number of regulatory actions.

Focusing on video gaming, the gambling regulator approved licenses for three terminal operators, one supplier and 123 video gaming locations. Additionally, IGB approved licenses for four technicians and 37 terminal handlers while denying four video gaming location applicants a license.

At its recent meeting, the Board also denied one request for hearing and rescinded one terminal handler denial for video gaming, while also rejecting the renewal of licenses for five locations.

When it comes to sports betting, the gambling regulator granted Northside Crown Gaming a master sports wagering license. Crown IL Gaming and Northside Crown Gaming received management services provider licenses while licensing for “43 sports wagering key persons” were also greenlighted.

In addition, occupational licenses were granted to 111 Level 2 sports betting locations. The regulatory watchdog denied one Level 2 applicant and issued one final Board Order.

The gambling regulator approved two casino suppliers and three Level 1 licenses, along with nine “casino key person applicants.” During the most recent meeting, the Illinois gambling regulator approved 86 Level 3 casino occupational licenses and 76 Level 2 casino occupational licenses.

Currently, the state offers a wide range of gambling activities, including sports betting and casino gambling. Throughout Illinois, there are 14 approved sportsbooks, 15 casinos and more than 8,500 licensed venues offering video gaming machines.

The Board Remains Vigilant

Marcus D. Fruchter, IGB’s administrator, reminded residents of the state the importance of using only licensed and regulated betting, casino and video gaming operators. He said that unlicensed operators do not offer the same level of protection for the consumers as they are not obliged to adhere to the state’s gambling laws.

Moreover, Fruchter pointed out that operators without a license do not enforce rules that protect minors, adding that a list of all licensed and regulated operators in Illinois can be found on the gambling regulator’s website.

The IGB is committed to maintaining the safety and integrity of Illinois gaming and recognizes that issues of underage gambling and gambling advertising that may target young people are matters of public concern.

Marcus D. Fruchter, administrator at the IGB

The administrator used the latest meeting to remind the video gaming, casino and sports betting operators in the state that they must not target or advertise their products to minors. Finally, Fruchter confirmed that the Board will continue to monitor the gaming activities across the state, ensuring the compliance of the operators and addressing any issues that might occur.

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