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theScore bet Illinois
Illinois 01-04-2021

theScore.bet get access to Illinois sports betting market

theScore Bet has gained market Access in Illinois with aims to offer sports betting by the end of 2021 Following its successful launch in Iowa in February, theScore Bet is pressing ahead with plans to expand across the Midwest. On Monday, Score Media and Gaming Inc. revealed it had secured market access to offer mobile […]

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Chicago casino
Illinois 15-03-2021

Bids For Chicago Casino Coming Soon

The city of Chicago recently announced plans to begin accepting bids for a proposed integrated casino resort within the city limits. The expanded gaming law passed in 2019 called for a new casino to be built in Chicago, but not much progress has been made since that time. According to city officials, bids can begin […]

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US flag
Illinois 12-03-2021

US Sports Betting Sets New Record

The United States sports betting industry was expected to set a new monthly record in January, and that was finally confirmed this week. The Illinois Gaming Board released the January sports betting handle total, and it pushed the US total over the $4 billion mark for the first time in history. The total sports betting […]

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Barstool Illinois
Illinois 10-03-2021

Barstool Sportsbook to Launch in Illinois

The Barstool Sportsbook app is ready and set to launch in Illinois, just in time for March Madness. The Barstool online sportsbook will soon be live in Illinois, just in time for March Madness. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy announced via his Twitter account that the sportsbook app would go live in Illinois at noon […]

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IL Online casinos
Illinois 25-02-2021

Illinois Lawmakers put forward Online Casino Bill

Online casino gaming could be heading to the Prairie State as new legislation is introduced in Illinois Online iGaming is being pushed by two representatives in the state of Illinois. Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll have this week filed legislation that would see Illinois legalize online casino gaming. House Bill 3142, which has been filed […]

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NJ January betting handle
Illinois 19-02-2021

New Jersey Handle Up; Illinois Handle Down

Two of the biggest sports betting markets just recently announced monthly sports betting totals. The New Jersey Division of Gaming announced the January sports betting numbers, while the Illinois Gaming Board just revealed the December report. Both of these states had a monster 2020, and 2021 should be another huge year for each market. New […]

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Barstool Illinois launch
Illinois 09-02-2021

Barstool Plans Illinois Launch

Penn National makes arrangements to enter the Illinois online sports betting market. Penn National Gaming, like many other operators, has experienced a tough year. The company posted a net loss of more than $669 million in 2020, mostly due to the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite those negative figures, president and […]

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Hawthorne Race Course PointsBet
News 29-01-2021

PointsBet Sportsbook Opens in Illinois This Week

PointsBet Sportsbook has become the first Off-Track sportsbook in Illinois. PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course opened its doors to the first off-track and non-casino sportsbook in Illinois this week, after receiving approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. The Hawthorne in Crestwood has recently undergone significant upgrades and refurbishments and is part of the off-tracking betting […]

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US betting handle Nov 2020
News 29-01-2021

US Sports Betting Sets Record in November

The November sports betting handle in the United States fell just short of $3.5 billion, coming in at $3.46 billion. The final numbers were just reported on Wednesday after the Illinois Gaming Board released the final figures for the Land of Lincoln. The US went over the $3 billion mark for the first time in […]

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IL October handle
News 21-12-2020

Illinois Releases October Figures

The Illinois Gaming Board has finally released the October sports betting numbers, and it was another record-setting month for the state. Total IL sports betting handle came in at more than $434 million, which was an increase of more than 42 percent from September. The $434 million pushed Illinois to the fourth-largest sports betting market […]

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