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Illinois Casinos Ordered to Shutdown Beginning November 20

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced the complete shutdown of 10 casinos across the state of Illinois amid the surge in coronavirus cases. The executive order came through a news conference on Tuesday, and the shutdown is effective from last Friday. Illinois is returning to tier 3 lockdown, meaning more restrictions on what is allowed to …

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FanDuel To Launch Illinois Sports Betting at Rebranded Fairmount Park

FanDuel has confirmed it will be investing millions in Fairmount Park Racetrack in Illinois to rebrand it as FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing. The official announcement came on Monday, eight months since the partnership news between FanDuel and Illinois racetrack Fairmount was first reported. The New York-based sports betting and daily fantasy giant will open …

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Illinois Posts September Sports Betting Handle Of $305 Million

Illinois has posted a sports betting handle of nearly $305 million for September, making it the fourth-largest betting state in the US. The top three sports betting leaders in the country are New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. According to the report released by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) on Friday, Illinois’ betting handle of $305.2 …

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Indiana Sets Record With $231M Sports Betting Handle in October

Indiana sports betting market has exceeded expectations with a handle of $230.9 million in October, with $21.1 million in revenue. According to Indiana Gaming Commission that released its report on Tuesday, mobile handle hit $193 million, or 83.6% of total wagering. This is a 7.9% increase from September ($179 million) and a 302% increase from …

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FanDuel & Fairmount Park Grab Illinois Sports Betting License

FanDuel, who had been eyeing the Illinois betting market with the help of Fairmount Park Racetrack, has received a sports betting license. The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has found Fairmount Park near St. Louis feasible for a gaming license and granted the racetrack a master sports wagering license. The development comes amid further restrictions in …

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Illinois Extends Online Sports Betting Registration Again

Illinois Governor has recently extended the executive order to allow online sports betting registration in the state until November 14. With this news, Illinois bettors have reasons to celebrate Governor J.B. Pritzker’s extension that was set to expire last week. The renewed extension has once again temporarily lifted the state’s requirement for in-person mobile registration. …

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Illinois Casino Revenue Drops 30% in 2020

Illinois casinos have reportedly seen a drastic revenue drop of 30% in 2020 compared to the last fiscal year. The sudden plunge in revenue over the past eight months was defined and dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic-driven lockdown measures have particularly dented the state lawmaker’s attempts to expand the state’s gambling industry. Although …

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Illinois Again Allows Mobile Sports Betting Registration

The state of Illinois has once again extended mobile registration for sports betting after the order expired on September 19. It has been fairly difficult to keep track of whether or not mobile registration is available for sports betting in Illinois, and many residents have been left wondering what the latest rules and regulations are. …

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Chicago Cubs DraftKings Deal to add a Sportsbook at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs have announced a massive deal with DraftKings, indicating a plan on adding a sportsbook at Wrigley Field. The move could trigger a chain reaction in Major League Baseball. Until now, DraftKings had been serving as a daily partner with the Cubs; from now on, it will become the official sports betting partner …

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Will FanDuel’s Illinois Sportsbook Be Live in Time for the NFL Season?

Though FanDuel is not the first sports betting operator in Illinois, it appears to capitalize on the next critical target: the start of NFL season. To realize the target, Par-A-Dice Casino, FanDuel’s licensing partner, submitted an application on August 19 to go live. As Illinois Gaming Board is taking a usual two to three weeks …

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