Illinois needs to act now on sports betting

State Senator Dave Syverson released the following statement regarding the US Supreme Court ruling on sports betting:

“This ruling should be great news for Illinois. We have the ability to simultaneously increase revenue while offering people a safe, legal opportunity to wager on sports. We need to act right now however, we can’t wait and miss out on this revenue while other states take advantage. We should immediately work to amend the existing gaming bill so we can advance it to the Governor this spring. I look forward to working with my colleagues on developing a safe system for people to take part in an already popular activity while generating much needed funds to help balance the budget.”

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