About the Author

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.

Illinois Online Sports Betting Handle Hit New High To End 2020

March 1, 2021 | By: Geoff Fisk

In its short time as a legal sports betting state, Illinois has emerged as one of the biggest sports wagering hubs in the US. December marked the biggest month yet for the Illinois sports betting market, with overall betting handle nearly hitting the $500 billion mark. COVID-19 closures forced land-based casinos to shutter in November, […]

Illinois Casinos Shut Down Indefinitely Due To Rising COVID-19 Numbers

November 23, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Land-based casinos in Illinois are once again ceasing operations due to COVID-19 considerations. Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest round of pandemic-related restrictions went into effect Friday, Nov. 20, with casinos on the list of non-essential businesses required to shut down completely. The state’s ten retail casinos closed their doors at 11:01 pm Friday, with no timetable […]

Illinois Sports Betting Brings in $285M in September Handle; Surpasses Indiana

November 16, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Illinois represents one of the fastest-growing sports betting markets in the US, and September marked a month of new highs in betting handle in the Land of Lincoln. Legal sportsbooks in Illinois produced $285.2 million in betting handle for September, more than doubling the August total of $139.6 million. The dawning of football season led […]

PointsBet Promo Code – 3 Big Bonus Offers at PointsBet.com

October 21, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The Illinois online sports betting market welcomed a new major player with the Sept. 12 launch of PointsBet. Now available to bettors in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and New Jersey, PointsBet offers a comprehensive betting menu and its one-of-a-kind “PointsBetting” wager style to the US market. PointsBet also brings a trio of welcome bonuses for new […]

Illinois Sportsbooks Bring In $52.5M In July Betting Handle

September 23, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

With MLB and the NBA back in action in July, Illinois sportsbooks finally gave a glimpse at the true potential of the state’s sports betting industry. Overall betting handle for July clocked in at over $52.5 million in Illinois. July marked the first month in which both retail and online sports betting were available to […]