Illinois

3rd March 2021

FanDuel faces class action lawsuit over delayed data claims

Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel is facing a class action lawsuit in the US state of Illinois after a customer claimed the operator was intentionally delaying real-time…

25th February 2021

State of the Union: Illinois, DraftKings, CDI and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes a bill to legalise online casino gaming in Illinois, figures from the American…

22nd February 2021

Illinois lawmakers file bill to legalize online casino

Illinois Representatives Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll have filed a bill that would legalize online casino gaming in the state.  Under House Bill 3142, also…

18th February 2021

State of the Union: Canada, Michigan, New Jersey and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes efforts to introduce single-event wagering in Canada, January sports betting and igaming revenue…

17th February 2021

Illinois betting revenue drops despite record handle in December

Illinois sports bettors set another new record for handle in December at $491.7m, up 9.0% from the prior month despite almost no retail activity, but…

29th January 2021

PointsBet H1 revenue soars though net loss widens

PointsBet saw turnover and revenue for the first half of its 2020-21 fiscal year grow rapidly, though high advertising spend and R&D investment hit its…

28th January 2021

Illinois sports betting handle reaches record $451m in November

The Illinois Gaming Board has revealed that the US state set a new sports betting handle record in November, despite the closure of land-based facilities…

18th December 2020

Illinois betting handle grows 42.4% in October

Illinois’ sports betting market grew once again in October, with amounts wagered up 42.4% month-over-month to $434.6m, and revenue jumped to $42.2m as the vertical’s…

25th November 2020

Gambling.com Group cleared to launch in Illinois and Tennessee

Affiliate marketing giant Gambling.com Group has secured approval to roll out its services in Illinois and Tennessee. KAX Media America, the group’s US subsidiary, has…

19th November 2020

State of the Union: DraftKings, Bet.Works, New Jersey and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes DraftKings Q3 results, betting figures from Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey and two…

19th November 2020

Golden Nugget seals Illinois market access 

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG), the soon-to-be spun off and listed arm of the casino giant, has secured access to Illinois’ sports betting market, partnering…

16th November 2020

Illinois betting handle doubles but revenue declines in September

Illinois sportsbook handle jumped 117.9% to $305.1m, as FanDuel and DraftKings saw large amounts wagered, but generated little revenue in September. Retail betting handle grew…

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…

8th October 2020

State of the Union: DraftKings, IL, Boyd and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers DraftKings’ efforts to raise $1.66bn, record sports betting figures for the US in…