Sports Betting News

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, […]

Churchill Downs Looking To Sell Arlington International Racecourse

February 24, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of numerous racetracks across the US and operator of the TwinSpires betting platform, is looking to sell Arlington International Racecourse. The 326 acre Arlington Heights, Illinois property will be brought to market by CBRE.  “Arlington’s ideal location in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, together with direct access to downtown Chicago via an on-site […]

Illinois Sports Betting Industry Expected To Grow Soon

February 18, 2021 | By: Travis Pulver

Illinois sports bettors wagered nearly $2 billion at Illinois sportsbooks in 2020. With that kind of handle generated in a year marred by a pandemic, it is not surprising that several sportsbooks are looking to launch in the Land of Lincoln soon. When you consider sports betting did not launch in-state until March 2020, was […]

Iowa Sports Betting: theScore Bet Now Live In The Hawkeye State

February 16, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Today, theScore Bet launched in Iowa, bringing a new online sportsbook to residents of the Hawkeye State. TheScore is a media and sports betting brand that combines sports coverage with a user-friendly betting interface.  Iowa marks theScore’s fourth US launch, following Colorado, Indiana, and New Jersey. The brand is also expected to become a market […]