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Illinois Ends Period of Remote Registration for Sports Betting

July 28th 2020

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. ...

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DraftKings Looking for Shortcut into Illinois

July 24th 2020

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 ...

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Illinois Mobile Sports Betting Just Went Live

June 18th 2020

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 ...

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First Legal Sports Bet in Illinois to take Place Tomorrow

March 08th 2020

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 ...

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