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Illinois Sports Betting Posts Record Handle of $492M in December

Illinois sports betting witnessed another record-setting handle for the seventh straight month in December 2020, hitting $491.7 million. According to the report released Tuesday by the Illinois Gaming Board, the December figure represented a 9.5% increase from November’s $449 million. With the Prairie State being the final state to post its monthly figures, the US …

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Illinois Becomes 4th Largest Sports Betting Market in November

Illinois broke another sports betting record in November by posting $450 million in handle to become the fourth-largest market in the US. The top three national leaders for the month were New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, with the highest sports betting handles. According to the report released by the Illinois Gaming Board Wednesday, the November …

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Pritzker Renews Illinois Sports Betting Remote Registration Until Feb 6

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker extended mobile registration due to COVID-19 again on Friday that will remain in effect until February 6. The re-issued Executive Order 2020-41, which came a day before the expiry of the previous extension, was the seventh such extension to prolong the suspension of the in-person registration requirement for new bettors to …

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Illinois Becomes 4th Largest US Sports Betting Market With October Handle of $435M

Illinois has finally released its October figures with a record-setting sports betting handle of $434.6 million, making it the fourth-largest market in the US. According to the figures released last Thursday by the Illinois Gaming Board, it was the fourth full month of betting operations in the Prairie State, and the first full month that …

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Illinois Sports Betting: Pritzker Again Extends Order Allowing Remote Registration

Gov. JB Pritzker has again renewed the order to maintain the status quo by provisionally allowing remote registration for sports betting in Illinois. Since June, this is the sixth time that Pritzker has renewed the executive order due to COVID-19. The previous order expired last Saturday. This executive order renewed a number of orders previously …

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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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