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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

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

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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Caesars Entertainment and Sportsbook partner the Chicago White Sox

Caesars Entertainment has agreed a wide ranging partnership deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) club the Chicago White Sox.

Caesars will serve as the White Sox's official [...]

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Tekkorp Capital

Caliente Interactive listing nears completion as Tekkorp seeks Illinois license

Tekkorp’s acquisition of Caliente Interactive, Playtech’s strategic partnership with Mexico’s Caliente, is nearing completion with only elements of the financing awaiting finalisation.

Tekkorp and Caliente are [...]

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Illinois

Illinois sports wagers climb 33% to $679.4m in February

Illinois’ licensed online and retail sportsbook operators maintained their strong start to the year as total wagers increased by 33 per cent year-on-year to $679.4m [...]

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Harold Mays confirmed as permanent Illinois Lottery director

The Illinois Lottery has appointed Harold Mays as its new permanent director after more than three years under his leadership as acting director.

Mays joined the [...]

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DraftKings

DraftKings opens new retail sportsbooks in Illinois and Louisiana

DraftKings will unveil its new permanent retail sportsbook in Illinois this week, just days after opening a new temporary retail sportsbook in Louisiana.

DraftKings at Casino [...]

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Downtown Chicago

Chicago shortlists three bidders for city’s sole casino license

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced the shortlist of bidders that will progress to the next stage of the bidding process for the city’s [...]

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Illinois sports betting hits record $867.5m in January

Illinois’ licensed online and retail sportsbook operators enjoyed a strong start to 2022 as total wagers increased by 49 per cent to a record $867.5m [...]

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Caesars Entertainment

Caesars launches mobile sportsbook in Illinois

New York-listed casino operator Caesars Entertainment has launched the Caesars Sportsbook mobile app in Illinois. 

The app launch coincides with the end of the requirement for players [...]

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Illinois

BetMGM goes live in Illinois with mobile sportsbook launch

US betting and gaming operator BetMGM has gone live in its 22nd regulated market after launching its mobile sportsbook in Illinois over the weekend.

The operator [...]

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