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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FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing IL
News 19-03-2021

FanDuel Sportsbook Expands in Illinois

FanDuel Sportsbook has already become one of the leaders in the Illinois sports betting industry, but that company is looking to make an even bigger move. Earlier this week, FanDuel opened up a second retail sportsbook in the state, and this new location should lead to some significant results. FanDuel initially gained market access into […]

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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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