BetRivers CityCast
News 18-09-2021

BetRivers goes live with new Chicago CityCast show

The BetRivers Chicago CityCast is now on the air as Rush Street Interactive has been targeting big sports betting markets. Rush Street (RSI) is the parent company of BetRivers, and it is a big name throughout the US gaming industry. Danny Burke was named as the host of the new show, and he is someone […]

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July betting handle IL
News 10-09-2021

Illinois Sports Betting Handle Drops Again In July

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally announced the sports betting totals for the month of July, and it was a rough month as expected. The entire country saw a major decline in legal sports betting, and even Illinois was unable to go against that troubling trend. According to the report from the IGB, the total […]

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Rivers Casino, Chicago
News 03-09-2021

Illinois Online Casino still a long time away

When Illinois passed a gaming expansion bill back in 2019, one major industry was missing from that package. Online casino gambling was not included at that time, but there was some hope that it would be added eventually. Online casino gambling has been a topic of discussion with lawmakers throughout 2020 and 2021, but there […]

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mobile registration Illinois
News 27-08-2021

Mobile-Only Sports Betting Licenses now available in Illinois

The online sports betting landscape in the state of Illinois could soon be changing, and it could provide a huge jolt of energy to the industry. The Illinois Gaming Board recently made an announcement that will have some of the biggest sports betting operators weighing their options. Online sportsbooks that wish to offer online-only sports […]

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Chicago Bears betting Illinois
News 20-08-2021

Chicago Bears a major betting focus after pre season win

The Chicago White Sox look like a team that is capable of winning the 2021 World Series, and that team has built up a massive fan-base in the Southside of Chicago. While following the White Sox will keep a large percentage of sports fans in Chicago happy, the Chicago Bears have started to become a […]

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Ditka BetRivers ambasador
News 13-08-2021

BetRivers Adds Mike Ditka as ambassador

BetRivers Sportsbook is expanding on its current partnership with the Chicago Bears by bringing one of the legends of that team on board. Mike Ditka has agreed to a multi-year deal that will make him a brand ambassador for the sports betting operator. Ditka enjoyed a Hall of Fame career as a tight end with […]

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News 06-08-2021

Illinois betting handle drops in June

The Illinois sports betting numbers provided some mixed results in the month of June, but there was a significant drop in the total betting handle. June was the first month in 2021 that Illinois has not seen at least $500 million wagered on sporting events. The total sports betting handle for June was just $476.5 […]

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Wynn Resorts
News 30-07-2021

Wynn Resorts not targeting new casino in Chicago

One of the top contenders to receive the casino license in Chicago has reportedly backed out of the race, eliminating a big name. Wynn Resorts was one of four companies to submit a Request For Information (RFI), but it will not be moving on to the next step. There are still some other big names […]

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Illinois iGaming report
News 22-07-2021

Illinois Senate Releases Internet Gaming Report

The Illinois Senate was tasked with creating a report outlining how much money the state could have generated by having online casino gambling in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was done to highlight the potential for online casino gambling in an effort to legalize and launch this industry. The figures from this report begin […]

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Online casino IL
News 16-07-2021

Online casino gaming in Illinois back in focus

Lawmakers in Illinois attempted to pass an online casino bill in 2021, but those efforts ultimately failed. In fact, IL online casino gambling didn’t even really garner much attention or discussion this time around. The next logical attempt would come in 2022, but one lawmaker believes that 2023 will be the best chance. Senator Cristina […]

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