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. This 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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Iowa remote registration
News 01-01-2021

Will Iowa’s new remote registration law hurt Illinois?

The Iowa sports betting industry is about to receive a huge boost on Jan. 1 as the in-person registration requirements will be lifted. This has been a law since sports betting in Iowa was legalized back in 2019, and it has kept the state from really taking off. Now that sports betting customers can register […]

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IL Oct betting handle
News 18-12-2020

October a Big Month for Illinois Sports Betting

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the October sports betting numbers, and it was another record-setting month for the state. The total from Illinois also pushed the entire US sports betting industry over the $3.25 billion mark for the first time ever. Total sports betting handle in October came in at $434 million, which […]

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News 11-12-2020

Flutter Taking Over FanDuel

Earlier this week, it was announced that Flutter Entertainment is increasing its stake in the FanDuel Group. Flutter is acquiring an additional 37 percent stake in the company, and it now owns 95 percent of all shares in the company. Boyd Gaming owns the remaining five percent of this company, and Boyd Gaming has a […]

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