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Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is Managing News Editor of Midwest Sports Fans. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss, and Huffington Post. Chris enjoys politics and gambling, and writing about the points at which those worlds intersect.

Illinois Mobile Sports Betting Registration Extended Through Dec. 12

November 13, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

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: Chris Nesi

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: Chris Nesi

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 […]

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

August 21, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

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: Chris Nesi

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 […]