Online betting on horse-races would continue to be legal in Illinois, under legislation advancing at the state capitol.
That's despite concerns of anti-gambling activities like Anita Bedell.
"This legalizes bookmaking on the internet, which is available 7 days a week non stop," she said at a recent Senate hearing.
Without legislative action, that authority expires early next year.
The measure is one of several up for debate that affects the gambling industry.