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Downtown Chicago
Casino

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
North America

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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North America

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
Licensing

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
Casino

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
North America

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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Illinois
North America

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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PointsBet
Casino

PointsBet set to launch sports betting in Illinois

Sydney-listed sports betting operator PointsBet is set to go live in Illinois next month in partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

PointsBet was awarded a temporary operating [...]

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Illinois
North America

Illinois issues new rules allowing sports betting co-branding

The Illinois Gaming Board published emergency rules Thursday to allow sportsbooks to operate under different brands.

Illinois regulations previously only allowed internet and mobile sports betting [...]

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North America

Illinois Gaming Board releases second round of sports betting rules

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has released further regulations regarding the conduct of sports betting, paving the way for the issuance of temporary operating permits [...]

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Licensing

Illinois begins sports betting licensing process

The Illinois Gaming Board is accepting sports betting license applications under emergency rules released Thursday.

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Churchill Downs
Compliance

CDI’s Arlington racecourse opts for sports betting over Illinois gaming license

New York-listed Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has confirmed that its racecourse in Illinois will apply for a sports betting license in the state, but has [...]

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