Illinois Adjusts Internet Betting Bill

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Politicians in Illinois have amended their proposed internet gambling bill that would possibly implement a bad actor clause for offshore betting companies.

The bill, which is formally known as SB 1739 would legalize various forms of internet betting in the Land of Lincoln. The amendment would prohibit the granting of a license to a company that accepted online wagers from American punters.

The actual amendment places the ban on those "...convicted of accepting wagers". It is known that only a few such firms exist, but that those are some of the largest online betting firms in existence.

The amendment also applies to betting providers and gaming suppliers.

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