Sports betting IS Legal in Illinois. However, online options are limited at this time.
Customers must register in person.
Mobile betting at stadiums is allowed within a five block radius of the license sportsbook located there.
The state may operate up to 5,000 betting kiosks throughout Illinois.
Illinois launched its endeavor into online sports wagering just months ago. Up until this week, a person could register online. But that has changed. Now, a person must show up to an approved location to register for his or her betting account. This all came about from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new executive order which is now hampering online sports betting. ...Read More
When Illinois legalized sports betting, they also created a rule that the large existing online sportsbook outfits (like DK and FD) would have to wait 18 months before they could enter the market. This week it was announced that DraftKings has made a deal with Casino Queen in East St. Louis. The deal will rename the Casino after DraftKings and ...Read More
People from Illinois have been able to bet sports legally for three months. That hasn't meant anything however, because there have been virtually no sports to bet aside from a few UFC fights and a Nascar and Golf event or two. But now, just in perfect time, the state has its first mobile sportsbook operation up and running. Rivers Casino ...Read More
Monday morning, the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois will be the first location to take a legal sports bet since the activity was legalized and regulated 8 months ago. The location features a newly built sportsbook called BetRivers. This opening will position the sportsbook perfectly for the start of march Madness basketball which began for some conferences earlier in ...Read More