Chicago

26th April 2021

Chicago issues request for proposals for new casino resort

The city of Chicago has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding the building of and running of an integrated casino resort within the city.…

4th January 2021

Penn National opens Barstool sportsbooks in Indiana & Michigan

Casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) has opened three Barstool-branded sportsbooks, at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg and Ameristar East Chicago Casino & Hotel in Indiana,…

12th October 2020

Hawthorne Race Course partners with Virtual Live Racing

Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has introduced a new pari-mutuel based product line through a partnership with virtual sports software developer Virtual Live Racing (VLR). The…

7th October 2020

Rush Street maintains lead as Illinois betting revenue doubles

Casinos in Illinois took in $7.2m in revenue in August, up 99.6% from July, as players staked $140.1m, up 166.7%, with Rush Street Entertainment continuing…

25th September 2020

PointsBet partners with NFL’s Colts and Bears

PointsBet has agreed partnerships with both the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears, making it a sportsbook partner of the NFL franchises. Under both deals, PointsBet…

24th August 2020

Illinois Governor reinstates remote registration for sports betting

Bettors in Illinois will be able to sign up for an online sports betting account without travelling to a physical location after Governor J.B. Pritzker…

31st July 2020

Chicago’s Hawthorne racetrack takes step towards racino launch

Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has taken a step towards securing approval to develop a casino on its site, while also securing a master sports wagering…

16th July 2020

Pointsbet receives Illinois betting permit

Australia-based sports betting operator PointsBet has received a temporary operating permit from the Illinois Gaming Board. The certification will allow to operator to roll out…

24th January 2020

Illinois launches second phase of sports betting rules

The Illinois Gaming Board has released the phase two rules for sports betting, setting out the technical regulations and operating requirements for wagering in the…

2nd October 2019

Chicago sports teams call for greater sports betting exclusivity

Chicago’s five teams in the “Big Four” North American professional sports leagues called for greater enforcement of a proposed five-block exclusivity zone around stadia where…

13th August 2019

Feasibility study casts doubt on Chicago casino plans

None of the five potential sites for a casino in Chicago are “financially feasible” due to the current tax and fee structure in place in…

1st July 2019

Illinois Governor signs gaming expansion legislation into law

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law the far-reaching gaming expansion bill passed by the state legislature early in June, paving the way for…