News 08-10-2021

You can now bet on Jai-Alai in Illinois

The Illinois sports betting industry expanded right at the end of September, but this time it had nothing to do with a new operator. Instead, one of the most popular names in Illinois added a new betting market that has both Florida and international flavors. Jai-Alai is now an available betting option in Illinois, but […]

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Southland Casino
News 01-10-2021

Illinois Casino expansion finally moving along

It has been more than two years since Illinois approved a package that included the building of more casinos, but not much has been done since that time. Things started to pick up over the summer, and now at least one project is ready to take the next step. The Illinois Gaming Board is set […]

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Chicago Bears
News 24-09-2021

Barstool making push in Illinois with Bears betting offers

The Barstool Sportsbook officially launched in the state of Illinois on March 11, and there was plenty of fanfare and excitement that came in the first few weeks. It appeared as if Barstool was going to be able to challenge some of the top sportsbooks in Illinois, but that just hasn’t been the case. Not […]

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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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