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Casey Urlacher
News 22-01-2021

Urlacher Receives Pardon From Trump

Just before President Donald Trump left the Oval Office for the final time, he issued a long list of pardons, including one to Casey Urlacher. Urlacher is the brother of former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, and he was caught up in an illegal betting operation in 2020. The investigation stemmed from an illegal offshore sportsbook […]

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IL remote registration
News 15-01-2021

Illinois Remote Registration Extended Again

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has done it again, extending the remote registration period for the seventh time for the sports betting industry. When Pritzer first issued Executive Order 2020-41 in June of 2020, it was believed that remote registration would only be available for a limited time. This With retail sportsbooks and commercial casinos still shut […]

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Illinois new sportsbook operators
News 08-01-2021

New Operators Coming to Illinois in 2021

The state of Illinois is quickly growing into a leader in the US sports betting industry, and 2021 is set to become another huge year. There are currently five Illinois online sportsbooks, but at least two are expected to launch in the early part of 2021. The competition in Illinois is already very strong, with […]

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Iowa remote registration
News 01-01-2021

Will Iowa’s new remote registration law hurt Illinois?

The Iowa sports betting industry is about to receive a huge boost on Jan. 1 as the in-person registration requirements will be lifted. This has been a law since sports betting in Iowa was legalized back in 2019, and it has kept the state from really taking off. Now that sports betting customers can register […]

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IL Oct betting handle
News 18-12-2020

October a Big Month for Illinois Sports Betting

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the October sports betting numbers, and it was another record-setting month for the state. The total from Illinois also pushed the entire US sports betting industry over the $3.25 billion mark for the first time ever. Total sports betting handle in October came in at $434 million, which […]

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Flutter
News 11-12-2020

Flutter Taking Over FanDuel

Earlier this week, it was announced that Flutter Entertainment is increasing its stake in the FanDuel Group. Flutter is acquiring an additional 37 percent stake in the company, and it now owns 95 percent of all shares in the company. Boyd Gaming owns the remaining five percent of this company, and Boyd Gaming has a […]

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Des Plaines, Illinois Rivers Casino
News 04-12-2020

Illinois Betting registrations could change

Illinois casinos and retail sportsbooks have been shut down for the second time by Governor JB Pritzker, and that could cause some changes in the industry. The entire gaming industry has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry executives are hoping that lawmakers will make some changes to improve things going forward. Currently, Illinois state […]

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Fairmount Park Racetrack, IL
News 27-11-2020

FanDuel Announces Plans in Illinois

FanDuel recently announced plans to offer retail sports betting at Fairmount Park in Illinois, but now more plans have been revealed. After FanDuel is done making upgrades and improvements to the track, both the sports betting and horse racing industries in the Land of Lincoln are set to see a huge boost. FanDuel is planning […]

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Golden Nugget Illinois
News 22-11-2020

Golden Nugget Coming to Illinois

Golden Nugget Online Gaming is coming to the state of Illinois, adding another huge name to the already impressive and competitive market. Golden Nugget was able to reach a deal with Danville Development LLC, and it will offer both sports betting in Illinois and iGaming when that industry is officially legalized. This deal will also […]

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IL remote registration
News 13-11-2020

Remote Registration Set to End in Illinois?

The sports betting industry in the state of Illinois could take a huge hit over the weekend unless Governor J.B. Pritzker steps in. The current remote registration period is set to end, and it would force bettors to visit an in-person casino before completing the process. In June, Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-41, which removed […]

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