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 in Des Plaines was the first open for brick and mortar operations and now they are the first to offer mobile sports betting as well. BetRivers.com is
By many accounts, llinois figures to be one of the largest sports betting states yet. Think about the large population and all of the sports teams and events. The Bulls, the Bears, the Cubs, Northwestern and a bunch of other teams call Illinois home and the fans are ravenous.
There are surely other sportsbooks to follow this lead so get ready for some good options when it comes time to bet football in ten weeks or so.