Sports Betting News

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, […]

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 […]