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 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 […]

Indiana Sportsbooks Post Record Numbers In August

September 16, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The return of the NBA and Major League Baseball bolstered Indiana sportsbooks to all-time revenue highs in August as the market turned a year old. Numbers released by the Indiana Gaming Commission showed just over $9.83 million in adjusted gross revenue, and $169 million in betting handle for August. Both of those figures represent all-time […]