Comments: IL HB2686 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits gambling when he or she knowingly establishes, maintains, operates, or offers an Internet site, smartphone application, or other similar electronic or digital media or communication technology that permits a person to play a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value by means of the Internet, smartphone application, or other similar electronic or digital media or communication technology or to make a wager upon the result of any game, contest, political nomination, appointment, or election by means of the Internet, smartphone application, or other similar electronic or digital media or communication technology, or knowingly establishes, maintains, or operates a fantasy sports contest that permits a person to play the contest for money or other thing of value. This provision does not apply to season-long fantasy sports contests. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Defines "fantasy sports contest", "season-long fantasy sports contest", and "smartphone".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2686 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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