Despite there being more than 800 pages to the new gambling law passed by Illinois’ legislature at the weekend, there is no room for online poker.
With a month to go until the end of this year´s legislative session, plans to regulate online gambling in Illinois are being jeopardized by commercial interests.
J.B. Pritzker took over the office of Illinois governor on Monday, causing proponents of online poker and gambling to gain new hopes for regulation.
Some industry professionals hope there will movement this fall towards regulating online gambling in Illinois. However, meaningful progress is unlikely.
Although a glimmer of hope remains for at least one state to pass online poker legislation this year, the second quarter of 2017 was particularly gloomy.
The bill to regulate online gambling and Daily Fantasy Sports betting still has to navigate through the tricky waters of the House before it becomes law.