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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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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