Coalition calls for lawmakers to focus on “Main Street” betting

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SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — A coalition of small businesses come together in Springfield Wednesday to advocate for “Main Street” betting.

Gov. Pritzker said in his State of the State address that he would like to legalize sports betting in the state.

The group is calling for the legislature to not include a tax on video gaming and instead to tax online sports betting that the group says could divert revenue away from Illinois.

The group wants to put a focus on sports betting locally and not online where sports betting companies in other state could benefit from Illinois spending.

Breane Lyga

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