CHICAGO (CBS)–From brackets to betting the spread, it’s common for people to put money down on March Madness, despite it being illegal in Illinois.
A state representative wants to change that, however.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
Two proposals would allow betting at casinos and racetracks and online. Operating licenses would cost $10 million and the Illinois Gaming Board would provide oversight.READ MORE: Chicago Group Engages In 'Mobilizations' After Food Delivery Drivers Are Carjacked In Austin
A third option would allow betting at sports venues, and a fourth proposal would give the Illinois Lottery jurisdiction over betting.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is already counting on $200 million in revenue from sports gambling to help fund next year’s state budget.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning