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Bally’s agrees ground lease deal for Bally’s Chicago site

New York-listed casino operator Bally's Corporation is progressing with plans to develop a new $1.7bn flagship casino property in Chicago after agreeing a deal with [...]

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Illinois betting handle leaps 39% in September

Sports betting handle in Illinois grew by 39 per cent in September to $831.8m, with retail betting rising by 28 per cent and online betting [...]

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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 sportsbook handle grows 41%

Illinois’ licensed sports betting operators enjoyed another month of strong growth in August as total wagers rose by 41 per cent year-on-year to $564.8m.

August wagers [...]

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PENN Entertainment to relocate Illinois riverboat casinos to land

PENN Entertainment has confirmed plans to relocate two riverboat casinos in Illinois to new land-based facilities, and to build new hotels at two of its [...]

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Illinois sports betting grows 40% to $516.4m in July

Illinois’ sports betting market recorded another strong month of growth as total wagers rose by 40 per cent year-on-year to $516.4m in July.

July wagers from [...]

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Record year for Illinois Lottery as digital sales continue to grow

The Illinois Lottery has reported its best-ever financial year with record returns to the state of Illinois of $834m, the highest in its near 50 [...]

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Illinois sports betting handle climbs 32% in June

Illinois’ licensed sports betting operators recorded a 32 per cent increase in wagers to $628.5m in June 2022, with the bulk of the total continuing [...]

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Online drives 51% increase in Illinois sportsbook handle in May

Illinois’ licensed sports betting operators saw total handle increase by 51 per cent year-on-year to $764.6m in May 2022.

Sports wagers at the state’s nine licensed [...]

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Illinois sportsbook handle climbs 56% in April

Illinois’ licensed online and retail sportsbook operators recorded another strong performance in April as total handle increased by 56 per cent versus the same month [...]

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Circa Sports agrees deal to enter Illinois sports betting market

Las Vegas-based Circa Sports is expanding its operations to Illinois in collaboration with Full House Resorts’ new casino development, American Place.

The planned launch of Circa Sports in Illinois [...]

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Illinois sportsbooks sets new handle record in March

Sports betting handle in Illinois increased by 53.3 per cent year-on-year to a record $971.28m in March 2022.

This marks a new monthly handle record after [...]

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