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Illinois reopens bidding for online sports betting licenses

The Illinois Gaming Board will launch a new competitive selection process on November 1 for the state’s three online-only sports betting licenses.

The new licensing round [...]

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Illinois sports betting handle climbs to $789.6m in December

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market saw total amounts wagered increase by 60.5 per cent year-on-year to $789.6m in December 2021.

December handle generated by the state’s [...]

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Illinois Governor approves gambling amendments

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker has signed legislation amending various bills related to sports betting, horse racing, casinos and video gaming terminals.

The adopted legislation will [...]

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Illinois Gaming Board selects Full House Resorts for Waukegan casino

New York-listed gaming operator Full House Resorts has been selected by the Illinois Gaming Board to develop and operate a new casino and entertainment destination [...]

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Illinois sports wagers soar in August as DraftKings and FanDuel dominate

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market has seen total amounts wagered soar by 186 per cent to $400.4m in August 2021, with the comparable period last [...]

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Downtown Chicago

Chicago issues RFP for City’s first casino resort

The City of Chicago has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a sole casino resort license in the nation’s third-largest metropolitan market.

The Illinois Gambling [...]

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Illinois sportsbooks handle hits $509.8m in February

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market surpassed $500m in wagers for the second consecutive month in February 2021.

The state’s licensed sportsbooks collected total wagers of $509.8m [...]

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Illinois sportsbooks hit record $581.6m high in January

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market reached a new record high in January 2021 as total wagers surpassed $500m for the first time.

Wagers grew for the [...]

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Penn National Gaming

Penn National set to debut Barstool online in Illinois

New York-listed Penn National Gaming has secured approval to launch its Barstool-branded online sports betting offering in Illinois.

The regulatory approval from the Illinois Gaming Board [...]

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Illinois bill introduced to authorise internet gaming

Illinois House Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll have introduced legislation to authorise online gaming.

The Internet Gaming Act would allow the state’s casinos and racetracks [...]

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FanDuel sportsbook

FanDuel makes first racetrack investment with Illinois’ Fairmount Park

Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group is poised to make a multi-million-dollar investment in Fairmount Park, which will see the Illinois racetrack rebranded as FanDuel Sportsbook and [...]

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Online channel dominates Illinois betting market in first month

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market generated total wagers of $52.5m in its first month of operation in July.

There were just two operators live in July, [...]

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