Sports Betting Bill Put On Hold

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State Capitol – Legalizing daily fantasy sports betting has been put on hold at the Illinois State Capitol.

Lawmakers are rushing to beat a Friday deadline to get bills out of committee.  A vote on daily fantasy gaming was expected in committee Wednesday but lawmakers are not finished crafting a bill.

Democratic State Representative Michael Zalewski, the sponsor of the measure, has asked for an extension to hear the bill at a later date.

Illinois is among several states with legislation pending regarding the regulation of daily fantasy sports betting. 

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