Chicago is getting closer to approving its first casino resort, and hopes are high it will open by 2025.
Illinois has officially reached the podium for total sports betting handle in February, overtaking Pennsylvania for the number-three spot in the country.
The legalization of online gambling in many states across the country gives more Americans access to placing wagers safely and securely, but it also means a larger volume of participants are subject to gambling addictions.
January 2021 saw Illinois surpass $500 million in total money wagered for the first time in state history, with a record-setting haul of $581.6 million in sports betting handle.
A resort casino is coming to Chicago, the nation’s third-largest metropolitan area, and we may soon know the winner of the coveted license. According to a recent press release, the City of Chicago expects to issue its Request for Proposal (RFP) for the exclusive gaming license in early April.
On March 1, FanDuel Sportsbook announced the completion of its rebranding and subsequent transfer of its Illinois betting license to FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing. This transfer comes on the heels of FanDuel’s partnership with Fairmount Park Racetrack, whose name is now a thing of the past as FanDuel moves forward with the venture under…
As the saying goes, when one door closes, another door opens. And that is precisely what happened in the Midwest when it comes to legalizing online poker and casino games.
The December 2020 numbers are in for Illinois sports betting, and the state finished the year strong. How strong? December saw the state hit $491.7 million in handle, $125.4 million in revenue, and generated $20.1 million in state taxes.
In Illinois, the first non-casino sportsbook will open its doors today at Hawthorne’s off-track betting facility in Crestwood through its partnership with sports betting operator PointsBet.