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PointsBet opens new retail sportsbook in Illinois


Sports betting operator PointsBet has extended its reach in Illinois with the launch of a new retail sportsbook in the Villa Park area of Chicago.

Located inside the Crazy Pour Sports Bar at Club Hawthorne, the facility is PointsBet’s fourth retail location in the state and will be operated through its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

Customers can place cash wagers directly with cashiers at three betting windows or at eight self-service kiosks, while visitors will also have access to Crazy Pour’s full-service beverage and dining options.

Other on-site amenities at the 400-person capacity Crazy Pour Sports Bar include more than 160 TVs and an LED sports ticker.

“With a full roster of NFL playoffs, NBA, and NHL games, we couldn’t be more excited to be offering a new destination for Illinois sports fans to enjoy and bet on their favorite sports,” PointsBet USA chief executive Johnny Aitken said.

“The PointsBet retail sportsbook is part of PointsBet’s continued efforts to expand our footprint in a key state like Illinois, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide the Illinois sports community with another premier location that caters to both sports fans and bettors – and everyone in between.”