HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 26Issue 24Illinois Governor Issues Executive Order Suspending the Need for In-Person Registration for Mobile Sports Wagering

Last week, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued  Executive Order  2020-41 suspending the need for in-person registration for a sports wagering account in the state of Illinois.  Under the Illinois Sports Wagering Act customers are required to create sports wagering accounts in person at a facility that is authorized to offer such wagering.   The Governor noted that due to social distancing requirements put in place to protect the public, the casino gambling facilities that offer sports wagering have been closed, which makes it impossible for people to register.  The Governor therefore issued the Order suspending the requirement, and stating, in relevant part, the following: 

Section 1. During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations, the provisions in the Sports Wagering Act, 230 ILCS 45/25-30(f), 25-35(f), and 25-40(i), requiring in-person creation of a sports wagering account at a facility authorized pursuant to the Act in order to participate in sports wagering offered over the internet or through a mobile application, are suspended.  

The Order became effective on June 4th.   


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