Does an applicant need to enter a local liquor license number in the Application?  

Yes, the local liquor license is not a required field because not all municipalities issue liquor license numbers. If your establishment has a local liquor license number, you will need to enter the number, expiration date and issuing authority into the web application. If the local liquor license has an expiration date, but no number, type N/A into the local liquor license field and enter the expiration date and issuing authority.

Do Members with less than 5% Ownership Interest in a Limited Liability Company need to be fingerprinted and sign a release?  

Yes, every member of a Limited Liability Company which owns the Applicant must sign a release and get fingerprinted if they are a Direct Owner of the Applicant.

When should I get fingerprinted?  

Contact one of the three approved Fingerprint Vendors to get fingerprinted immediately after submitting your Location Application. Do not get fingerprinted prior to submitting your application. Your fingerprints may be discarded if the IGB receives a fingerprint response, but does not have the corresponding application.

 I have applied for more than one location license, do I need to get fingerprinted again?  

Fingerprint responses are good for a period of one year. If you are the owner of multiple locations, the IGB may require you to get fingerprinted in correlation with the new location if your last fingerprint response was received by the Illinois Gaming Board more than one year prior. Please contact the Licensing unit if you are unsure of whether you will need to be re-printed.

Can I call the IGB to check the status of my application?  

Due to the large volume of applications the IGB needs to process, the IGB generally does not provide status updates. Every background investigation is unique and some may take considerably longer than others.

Was I licensed at the last board meeting?  

The list of newly licensed locations can be found on the IGB website. If your establishment is not on the most current list, it was not licensed at the previous board meeting.

I was licensed at the last board meeting. When will I receive my license?  

The license will be emailed to the address provided in the application after the $100 license fee has been paid. Check your spam folder if you did not receive your email. Verify that the correct email address is listed on your license application. If you still cannot locate the email, log into the web application to verify the correct email address is entered. If the email address is incorrect, amend the application and contact the IGB Licensing Unit to resend the license.

Yes, the local liquor license is not a required field because not all municipalities issue liquor license numbers. If your establishment has a local liquor license number, you will need to enter the number, expiration date and issuing authority into the web application. If the local liquor license has an expiration date, but no number, type N/A into the local liquor license field and enter the expiration date and issuing authority.

Do Members with less than 5% Ownership Interest in a Limited Liability Company need to be fingerprinted and sign a release?  

Yes, every member of a Limited Liability Company which owns the Applicant must sign a release and get fingerprinted if they are a Direct Owner of the Applicant.

When should I get fingerprinted?  

Contact one of the three approved Fingerprint Vendors to get fingerprinted immediately after submitting your Location Application. Do not get fingerprinted prior to submitting your application. Your fingerprints may be discarded if the IGB receives a fingerprint response, but does not have the corresponding application.

 I have applied for more than one location license, do I need to get fingerprinted again?  

Fingerprint responses are good for a period of one year. If you are the owner of multiple locations, the IGB may require you to get fingerprinted in correlation with the new location if your last fingerprint response was received by the Illinois Gaming Board more than one year prior. Please contact the Licensing unit if you are unsure of whether you will need to be re-printed.

Can I call the IGB to check the status of my application?  

Due to the large volume of applications the IGB needs to process, the IGB generally does not provide status updates. Every background investigation is unique and some may take considerably longer than others.

Was I licensed at the last board meeting?  

The list of newly licensed locations can be found on the IGB website. If your establishment is not on the most current list, it was not licensed at the previous board meeting.

I was licensed at the last board meeting. When will I receive my license?  

The license will be emailed to the address provided in the application after the $100 license fee has been paid. Check your spam folder if you did not receive your email. Verify that the correct email address is listed on your license application. If you still cannot locate the email, log into the web application to verify the correct email address is entered. If the email address is incorrect, amend the application and contact the IGB Licensing Unit to resend the license.