IL Jan betting handle
News 12-03-2021

Illinois Shatters Previous Sports Betting Record

Illinois has shattered another monthly record for total sports betting handle as the state continues to be one of the top sports betting markets in the US. The one-year anniversary of the launch of sports betting was on March 9, and it has been a much better year than expected. The Illinois Gaming Board announced […]

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Barstool Sportsbook Illinois
News 05-03-2021

Barstool Sportsbook Ready For Illinois

Penn National Gaming made headlines earlier this year when it confirmed that the Barstool Sportsbook would launch in Illinois at some point in the first quarter. Now, Barstool has made even bigger news as it is now taking registrations in the Land of Lincoln. The news came across Twitter on Monday morning as the Barstool […]

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Fighting Illini football
News 26-02-2021

Fighting Illini Drawing Betting Interest

The Illinois sports betting industry continues to grow, nearly hitting the $500 million mark in total sports betting handle in December. Those numbers could be even larger if the Illinois sports betting regulations allowed for betting on in-state college teams. The Illinois Fighting Illini are the most popular team throughout the state, but there are […]

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IL Dec betting handle
News 19-02-2021

Illinois Sports Betting Sets Another Record

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the December sports betting figures, and it was another record-setting month for the state. While most states are already focusing on totaling up the January numbers, the IGB takes an additional 30 days to process the results. For December, the total sports betting handle came in at $492 […]

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England Stadium, Illinois
News 12-02-2021

Colleges Could Soon Become Betting Markets in Illinois

If one lawmaker gets his way in the state of Illinois, new betting markets could soon be available. This change would target college football and basketball programs in Illinois and could provide a huge boost to the sports betting market. Currently, sportsbooks in Illinois are not allowed to offer betting markets on any in-state college […]

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Super Bowl 2021
News 05-02-2021

Super Bowl Prop Betting Options limited for IL bettors

Super Bowl LV will take place on Sunday, and this is always one of the biggest days of the year in the sports betting industry. Sportsbooks in Illinois will still offer prop betting options, but it will be on a limited basis. Earlier this week, the Illinois Gaming Board sent out a memo to all […]

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IL November handle
News 28-01-2021

November Numbers Show Big Month For Illinois Sports Betting

Illinois is always the last state in the U.S. to release its sports betting numbers, and the November figures were just made available on Wednesday. It was another record-setting month for a growing sports betting market, and that trend is expected to continue into 2021 and beyond. A Closer Look at the Numbers The traditional […]

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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.┬áThis With retail sportsbooks and commercial casinos in Illinois […]

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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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