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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Governor Reinstates Remote Registration for Illinois Sports Betting

 The new executive order by Governor J.B. Pritzker has reinstated the remote registration option for the bettors for online sports betting in Illinois. With this development, the bettors have more options available to them, thanks to the governor’s order to this effect. Now Illinois residents can register online provided they are within the state lines, …

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DraftKings Launches Its Illinois Sportsbook

DraftKings has launched its sportsbook operations in the state of Illinois, becoming the second online app in the state, after BetRivers. The sportsbook launch includes both retail and online via the DraftKings Sportsbook app. While speaking on that occasion, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said: “Illinois is home to some of the most iconic sports teams …

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Lawmakers in Illinois Send Sports Betting Bill to Governor’s Desk

After taking their sports betting debate into overtime, the Illinois General Assembly finally approved a massive gambling expansion package last Sunday. Deliberating on the final day of what was already an extended emergency session, lawmakers in the Prairie State put together a series of gambling amendments attached to the previously unrelated Senate Bill 690. Those …

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