Illinois Gaming Board

16th September 2020

Rush Street on top in early months of Illinois betting

Rush Street’s Rivers Des Plaines has taken an early lead in the Illinois sports betting market, with figures from the state’s Gaming Board revealing that…

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…

22nd July 2020

FanDuel and DraftKings receive Illinois betting permits

Both DraftKings and FanDuel have received temporary sports betting permits allowing them to operate in Illinois, allowing both to launch in the state when their…

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…

11th June 2020

Illinois Gaming Board issues reopening guidelines

The Illinois Gaming Board has announced its guidelines for reopening following closures caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with casinos to operate at 50%…

1st May 2020

Illinois announces latest extension to gaming shut-down

The Illinois Gaming Board has once again extended the suspension of all brick-and-mortar gaming activity in the state as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). …

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…

20th December 2019

Illinois launches sports betting licensing process

The Illinois Gaming Board has issued emergency rules to kick off the first phase of the state’s sports betting licensing process.  The emergency rules issued…

7th October 2019

Operators call for compliance “grace period” in Illinois

Industry stakeholders have suggested policies such as a pre-registration process, a 270-day “grace period” to comply with regulations and licensing reciprocity between jurisdictions as part…