March Madness fans in Illinois could not legally bet on Monday’s championship game. But that could change for next year’s tournament under a few proposals at the statehouse.
Right now, the only way to legally wager on a big game is to hop on a plane to Vegas.
But a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected this month could open the door to states legalizing sports betting—both in-person and online.
An industry study says earnings could total 681 million dollars—yielding just tens of millions in tax revenue.