Illinois

2nd April 2020

Illinois extends gambling suspension to April 30

The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that a temporary suspension on brick-and-mortar gambling in the state due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis will…

19th March 2020

State of the Union: Covid-19, NJ, PA, DE, MS and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, focuses on the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the US gambling…

16th March 2020

Covid-19 leads to casino closures across US

Casinos have closed, both voluntarily and by law, across the US in response to the ongoing outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The Indiana…

12th March 2020

State of the Union: IN, IA, NY, MD, WA and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers the latest figures from a range of sports betting markets, as well regulatory…

9th March 2020

BetRivers to take first Illinois bets in time for March Madness

The BetRivers sportsbook at Rivers Casino Des Plaines will take the first legal sports wagers in Illinois today (9 March) after receiving approval from the…

30th January 2020

State of the Union: Barstool Sports, Scheinberg, MS, MO and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers Penn National’s purchase of media company Barstool Sports, PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg’s decision…

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…

10th October 2019

State of the Union: William Hill, Indiana, Illinois and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers William Hill’s partnership with Monumental sports to operate a sportsbook at its venues,…

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…

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…

24th September 2019

Illinois casino plan pledges $90m boost to community

Churchill Downs incorporated and Rush Street Gaming boasted that their bid for a casino in Waukegan, Illinois could generate $5m more for the city and…

9th September 2019

SG and Caesars prepare for IL and NC after IN launch

Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment are preparing to take their partnership into North Carolina and Illinois, following the latest roll-out in Indiana. Legal sports betting went…

29th August 2019

State of the Union: IL, NJ, FL, WV and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers developments in Illinois, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida and more. Illinois Gaming Board…