About the Author

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.

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 […]

Email Campaign Urges Illinois Gov To Reopen Mobile Sportsbook Registration

August 20, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

A new online campaign dubbed Fans For The Future, reportedly backed by DraftKings, is urging Illinois residents to reach out to elected officials asking that they reinstate online sportsbook registration, according to a published report. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker had suspended the state’s in-person registration requirement as part of an executive order issued June 4 […]

Hollywood Casino Opening A Pair Of Illinois Sportsbooks On Aug. 20

August 19, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

Make that sportsbook number five and six for Illinois, with Hollywood Casino launching two sportsbooks on Thursday, Aug. 20, powered by Kambi Group. The state’s newest sportsbooks will be open for business in Joliet and Aurora starting at 11 a.m. Like every casino nationwide, Hollywood Casino Joliet and Hollywood Casino Aurora were closed for several […]

Cubs See Cardinals COVID Cancellations And Brewers Disappointment 

August 17, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

It’s been a mixed week for the Cubbies early into an historic 2020 season. Their three-game series with St. Louis was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak amongst Cardinals’ players. Three additional players tested positive bringing the total number of infected players and staff to 16. The rest of the week was a virtual […]