ATTENTION Notice to all Illinois ADW Account Holders:
In the absence of legislation extending the authorization to conduct advance deposit wagering (ADW) beyond the current expiration date of December 31, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, advance deposit wagering (via internet/telephone) is prohibited in Illinois. Hopefully this is a short-term situation since it is expected that the Illinois General Assembly will address this issue in the 2013 Spring legislative session. Upon resolution of this issue, the Illinois Racing Board will provide further notice and you should expect to be notified by your ADW provider.
The Illinois Racing Board was created in 1933 and its legal mandate is defined in the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. The jurisdiction, supervision, powers, and duties of the Illinois Racing Board shall extend under the Act to every person who holds or conducts any race meeting within the State of Illinois where horse racing is permitted for any stake, purse or reward. The mission of the Illinois Racing Board is to regulate horse racing through the enforcement of the Act and its rules and regulations and to ensure the honesty and integrity of Illinois racing and wagering.
The IRB holds regular and special meetings as may be necessary to perform properly and effectively all duties under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
Meeting Minutes - PDF and Audio
IRB's Identity Protection Policy
May Board Meeting Results *NEW*
2012 Annual Report
NEW INTERACTIVE OTB MAP
2013 Scheduled Board Meetings
2013 Race Dates Awarded
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