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Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Managing Editor of Midwest Sports Fans. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Illinois Mobile Sports Betting Registration Extended Through Dec. 12

November 13, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

In a re-extension of an extension’s extension, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order from June temporarily waiving the in-person sportsbook registration requirement has been carried over once again, this time until Dec. 12. It’s the third consecutive month Pritzker has incrementally renewed the order allowing Illinois sports bettors to register for their accounts online, and it […]

Pritzker Extends Mobile Illinois Sports Betting Registration Until Nov. 14

October 16, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

On the eve it was set to expire, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has again extended the suspension of mandatory on-site registration for mobile sports betting accounts, this time until until Nov. 17. It’s the third time the Governor has incrementally extended mobile registration. That means Illinois sports bettors will still be able to register for […]

Source: Illinois Gov. Extends Online Sports Betting Registration Through Oct. 17

September 18, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order suspending mandatory in-person registration at Illinois sportsbooks has been extended through Oct. 17, according to a sports betting industry insider. The order means Illinois sports bettors will be able to register for accounts online until at least that date. Gov. Pritzker today suspended the state's in-person registration requirement for online […]

DraftKings Stealing The Hearts Of Cubs, Bulls Fans With New Partnerships

September 4, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

DraftKings Illinois is already making a splash with Chicago sports fans. DraftKings has announced an agreement with the Chicago Cubs to open an on-site sportsbook at the famed Wrigley Field. For Bulls fans, the sportsbook operator announced a partnership with famed Chicago Bull Michael Jordan. What does this mean for Chicago bettors? DraftKings Partnership With […]

Update: Mobile Registration Is Back For Illinois Online Sports Betting Apps

August 21, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

Illinois sports bettors can once again register for accounts online, less than a month after mandatory in-person registration was reinstated, Jeremy Kudon, an attorney representing DraftKings and FanDuel wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon. DraftKings confirmed the suspension of on-premise sportsbook registration through at least Sept. 19, until which date Illinois sports bettors can once again […]