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NO NEW TAXES

What’s on the line

Illinois is considering a 133% tax increase on legal sports betting.

What’s on the line

Illinois is considering a 133% tax increase on legal sports betting.

Why it matters

  • More taxes mean worse odds for players
  • Customers will have access to fewer promotions and bonuses
  • A tax hike will increase illegal offshore sports betting

What now?

Illinois legislators have until the end of May to vote on the proposed tax increase. This is a crucial time to make your voice heard.

Protect legal sports betting in Illiniois.

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Deal me in

Since 2019, legal sports betting operators have generated millions of dollars in revenue for Illinois while creating good paying jobs.

Despite COVID restrictions and red tape on-site registration requirements, legal sports betting operators have invested millions of dollars in Illinois. Operators have played by the rules and have enabled millions of fans to support the players and teams they love.

BREAKING!

[Abbey] Sowacke did not like the idea of a tax hike. 'I just think that's insane,' she said. 'You're adding more tax to it? It's ridiculous.”

The most likely result in the short term is bettors will get worse odds…,” said Adam Hoffer, director of excise tax policy at the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation. “But there are long-run effects as well, where you might see it deter other companies from opening (sportsbooks) in Illinois, which would hinder competition.”

...Illinois lawmakers could generate more money by crossing the final frontier of legal gambling in a state already crawling with 15 casinos — by embracing i-gaming…”

This is about what's fair

Tell legislators to say NO to an unfair tax increase on legal sports betting!

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