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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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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IL Feb betting handle
News 15-04-2021

IL Sports Betting Numbers Decline in February

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the February sports betting numbers, and it was a disappointing month for the state. A decrease in sports betting handle and revenue was expected due to a shorter month, but it was a big drop in both categories. The total sports betting handle in February was just $509.8 […]

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IL sportsbook in person registration
News 05-04-2021

In-Person Registration Back in Illinois

The Illinois sports betting industry received some surprising and disappointing news last week from Governor J.B. Pritzker. Pritzker announced that he would not be extending Executive Order 2020-41, and it will likely send the new industry in a downward trajectory. In-person registration had been scrapped several times in the past. Executive Order 2020-41 replaced the […]

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Harrah’s Joliet Hotel & Casino
News 02-04-2021

theScore.bet heading to Illinois

The Illinois sports betting industry has gotten off to a big start, and operators are taking notice. There is pretty good competition for a sports betting license in Illinois, and Score Media and Gaming just earned market access. Score Media and Gaming Inc. will be launching theScore Bet app in Illinois after a deal was […]

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Loyola Chicago basketball
News 26-03-2021

Loyola Chicago A Popular Bet

The Illinois Fighting Illini were one of the favorites to win the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament before it began. Illinois dominated Drexel in the First Round before everything changed in the Round of 32. The Loyola Chicago Ramblers controlled the entire game against Illinois, and now it is the Missouri Valley Conference school that […]

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