Sports Betting News

Illinois Mobile Betting Handle Hits All-Time High In March

May 10, 2021 | By: Geoff Fisk

Will a month of record-setting mobile sports betting handle prompt Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider his stance on the state’s in-person registration requirement? Illinois’ mobile sports betting apps generated $609 million in betting handle in March. The Land of Lincoln came in as the nation’s No. 2 online sports betting market in March (in […]

A New Chicago Casino Is On The Way; City Issues RFP

April 26, 2021 | By: Travis Pulver

The City of Chicago has taken the first step towards getting a new casino-resort up and running by 2025. According to a recent announcement, the City has issued a request for proposals from parties interested in applying for the sole casino license in Chicago. When she made the announcement at a recent press conference, Chicago […]

Illinois Mobile Sports Betting Revenue Dropped 29% In February

April 14, 2021 | By: Geoff Fisk

Since debuting the first online sportsbooks in June 2020, Illinois’ mobile wagering market experienced revenue gains in seven consecutive months. That streak of month-to-month increases came to an end in February, according to revenue reports from the Illinois Gaming Board. After setting an all-time high for the state in January, February’s mobile sports betting revenue […]

Another Month Of Online Sports Betting Registration For Illinois

March 8, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Here’s a pithy saying for you: “Another month, another sports betting online registration extension from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.” Too wordy? Probably. But listen, it’s just the truth, and there’s not much of a story here beyond “For the seemingly billionth time, Pritzker extended sports betting online registration for Illinois bettors.” This time around, the […]

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, […]