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May 21, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Illinois Senate President Pushes Internet Gambling Bill

In a letter to state lawmakers (PDF), Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is pushing for the state to legalize and regulate online casinos.  Cullerton introduced an amendment to House Bill 4148 and says “The proposed legislation creates a new Division of Internet Gaming within the Illinois Lottery to further capture new revenues available in the iGaming marketplace in a manner that protects consumers, provides logical and responsible regulation, and advances the public good.”
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March 27, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Illinois First with Online Lottery Ticket Sales

Residents of Illinois are the first in the nation to be able to legally purchase lottery tickets via the Internet.  The first legal online purchaser of a lottery ticket in the US was a Joliet resident who purchased tickets for the Mega Millions lottery at 7:03 am on Sunday March 25th, after the site officially opened 3 minutes earlier.  In the first day of sales, over $15,000 of transactions were processed at the IllinoisLottery.com site.
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