(a) No person may engage in any activity in connection with sports wagering in this
State unless all necessary licenses have been obtained in accordance with this Act
and the rules of the Board and the Department. The following licenses shall be issued under this Act:
(1) master sports wagering license;
(2) occupational license;
(3) supplier license;
(4) management services provider license;
(5) tier 2 official league data provider license; and
(6) central system provider license.
No person or entity may engage in a sports wagering operation or activity without
first obtaining the appropriate license.
(b) An applicant for a license issued under this Act shall submit an application to
the Board in the form the Board requires. The applicant shall submit fingerprints for a national criminal records check by
the Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fingerprints shall be furnished by the applicant's owners, officers, and directors
(if a corporation), managers and members (if a limited liability company), and partners
(if a partnership). The fingerprints shall be accompanied by a signed authorization for the release of
information by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Board may require additional background checks on licensees when they apply
for license renewal, and an applicant convicted of a disqualifying offense shall not
(c) Each master sports wagering licensee shall display the license conspicuously in
the licensee's place of business or have the license available for inspection by an
agent of the Board or a law enforcement agency.
(d) Each holder of an occupational license shall carry the license and have some indicia
of licensure prominently displayed on his or her person when present in a gaming facility
licensed under this Act at all times, in accordance with the rules of the Board.
(e) Each person licensed under this Act shall give the Board written notice within
30 days after a material change to information provided in the licensee's application
for a license or renewal.
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