Sports Betting News

PointsBet Nabs Illinois Sports Betting License; Plans for August Launch

July 31, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Illinois Gaming Board has voted to allow a new sports betting provider to launch in the state. The board on Thursday, July 30 granted Hawthorne Race Course Inc. and its Australian partner PointsBet a master sports wagering license. PointsBet plans to launch an online sportsbook in The Prairie State by the end of August […]

Illinois Gov. Reinstates Mandatory In-Person Registration For Online Sportsbooks

July 29, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Illinois sports bettors must once again make an in-person visit to a casino to register for an online sports betting account. Gov. J.B. Pritzker previously suspended the Illinois in-person registration requirement, doing so as part of a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations Executive Order on June 4. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with Illinois’ retail […]