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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IL Betting handle May 21
News 08-07-2021

Illinois Sees May Sports Betting Decline

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the May sports betting report, and there was a decrease in both handle and revenue as expected. This follows a trend that has been set in most states throughout the US, but Illinois still maintained its place among the industry leaders. In May, the total sports betting handle […]

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Illinois gaming expansion bill
News 01-07-2021

A look back at the Illinois gaming expansion bill two years later

When J.B. Pritzker took office as Governor of Illinois in 2019, one of his biggest moves was signing a gaming expansion bill in June of that year. It has been two years since the signing of that bill, and the Illinois gaming industry has seen tremendous growth, but there is still more to come. The […]

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Soldier Field
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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