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News 25-06-2021

Chicago Bears & Rush Street Interactive Enter Exclusive Agreement

The Chicago Bears and Rush Street Interactive have agreed to a multi-year exclusive partnership that will have a major impact on the Illinois sports betting industry. This is an exclusive sports betting partnership, and it is the first of its kind for the Chicago Bears. Rush Street Interactive operates the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines […]

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Senate Bill 1360
News 17-06-2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Gambling Labor Law

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law this week, and it will have a big impact on the future casino construction projects in Illinois. Senate Bill 1360 was the official filing of the bill, but it is more commonly known as the Gambling-Project Labor Agreement. The biggest purpose for passing this new law is […]

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IL April betting handle
News 11-06-2021

Illinois Moves Up Sports Betting Ranks

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally announced the April sports betting numbers, and the numbers were impressive for the Land of Lincoln. Even though Illinois saw a big decline after a big month of March, the state still became the second-largest sports betting market for the month. The total sports betting handle in April was […]

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College football betting Illinois
News 04-06-2021

Illinois Approves In-State College Betting

A decision has finally been made by Illinois lawmakers on the subject of betting on in-state college sporting events. A change is coming to the Illinois sports betting industry, but it’s not a change that will bring in a ton of new revenue. Senate Bill 521 was recently approved by the House of Representatives, and […]

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Indiana Illinois border
News 28-05-2021

Indiana Providing Competition to Illinois Casino Industry

The Illinois Gaming Board continues to delay the construction of new casino properties in Illinois, and it is allowing Indiana to take charge. However, these two states border each other, and there is plenty of competition along the state line when it comes to casino gaming. The Hard Rock Northern Casino recently launched in Gary, […]

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Fighting Illini basketball
News 21-05-2021

Decisions Still Coming For Illinois Gaming Industry

The Illinois sports betting industry has emerged as one of the biggest in the United States, but it could be even better. The Illinois Gaming Board oversees and regulates the industry, but it is the lawmakers in Illinois that set the rules. With this in mind, lawmakers have brought forward a number of new bills […]

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IL March betting handle
News 13-05-2021

Illinois Sports Betting Sets New Record

The March sports betting numbers have finally been revealed by the Illinois Gaming Board, and it was a record-setting month for the state. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament helped the state shatter some previous records and pushed Illinois into the third-largest market in the US. March saw the total sports betting handle total climb […]

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New Illinois casino
News 06-05-2021

Chicago Casino Plans Coming into Focus

When Illinois lawmakers approved a gaming expansion package back in 2019, one of the highlights of that bill was a new casino resort in Chicago. Other parts of that bill have already been established, but construction has yet to begin on the Windy City property. Things finally appear to be headed in the right direction, […]

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IL online casinos
News 30-04-2021

Online Casinos a Focus in Illinois

The Illinois sports betting industry continues to produce big handle and revenue numbers, and it has lawmakers looking to add new iGaming options. Illinois is also looking at the success that Michigan has had in launching online casinos, and most believe that it could do even better. There is currently a bill in the Rules […]

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IL March handle
News 23-04-2021

Big March Expected For Illinois Sports Betting

A recent update from the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) points to a record-setting month for the Illinois sports betting industry. An IGB administrator, Marcus Fruchter, reported on the handle and revenue from the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and the numbers were staggering. According to Fruchter, the total sports betting handle on March Madness was […]

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