Sports Betting to be Considered

On Wednesday, October 17th, a hearing on sports betting will be held at the Capital in Springfield. Horsemen have submitted the letter below and will be ready to testify if called upon. Last month, a hearing was held on SB7, the larger gaming bill, which included slots at racetracks. We also, submitted a letter at that time and testified to the critical importance of allowing horseracing to compete with other states. We anticipate that discussions on the expansion of gambling will be a hot topic in the coming months. The IHHA, the ITHA and the ITBOF, will work together to stay relevant in this process, by promoting our agenda of rebuilding Illinois horseracing in the state.