Sports Betting News

William Hill Debuts its First Illinois Sportsbook at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

August 4, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

William Hill has opened its first sportsbook in the Land of Lincoln. The company launched its retail sportsbook at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin as part of its long-term partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Aug. 3. The sportsbook features three ticket windows at the Illinois property.  David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William […]

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 […]