Voices of Support Were Plentiful at Today’s Committee Hearing for Online Casino Gambling in Illinois
by Heather Fletcher
Illinois lawmakers are moving forward on their promise to consider legalizing online casino gambling in 2021. To that end, members of the Illinois House Executive Committee held a hearing today on the proposed Internet Gaming Act.
Anyone watching the Illinois General Assembly consider that act probably came away with an optimistic impression. If there’s any remaining cause for skepticism, it’s mainly about the launch date. Although Illinois sports betting became legal in spring 2019, the first app only launched on June 18 the following year. The state is hoping for a much faster timeline from iGaming legalization to launch.
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