Illinois

11th January 2022

Illinois sports betting revenue reaches record $79.3m in November

Sports betting adjusted gross revenue reached an all-time high of $79.3m in November in Illinois, while the state fell short of its record monthly handle.…

9th December 2021

Illinois smashes betting handle record in October as players wager $840.4m

Illinois became the latest state to set a new monthly handle record in October as consumers wagered a total of $840.4m on sports. This represented…

9th December 2021

Full House Resorts wins approval to open new Illinois casino

The Illinois Gaming Board has approved a proposal from Full House Resorts to develop and open a new land-based casino property in Waukegan. Full House’s…

11th November 2021

Hard Rock opens temporary land-based casino in Illinois

Hard Rock International has announced the opening of a temporary land-based casino in Rockford, Illinois, ahead of it launching a permanent facility in the state.…

9th November 2021

Illinois betting revenue grows to $40.0m in September as NFL returns

Sports betting operators in Illinois took in revenue of $40.0m in September, up 484.6% year-on-year and 49.3% more than in August. This total came on…

2nd November 2021

Illinois legislature approves amendment to allow online registration

A bill to amend the Illinois Horse Racing Act 1975  to remove of the requirement to register for a sports betting account in person from…

10th September 2021

Illinois records month-on-month revenue decrease as handle falls

The state of Illinois has recorded sports betting revenue of $37.6m for July, representing a 20.8% decrease from June’s total.  Overall handle collected in July…

9th August 2021

Illinois sets December deadline for online-only sports betting licenses

The Illinois Gaming Board has set a deadline of December 3 this year for applications for three additional online-only sports betting operator licenses in the…

6th August 2021

Illinois sports betting handle continues to fall in June, but revenue grows

The Illinois Gaming Board  has reported a continued drop in sports betting handle for the third consecutive month in June, while revenue grew. Handle came…

7th July 2021

Illinois sports betting revenue and handle down again in May

The Illinois Gaming Board reported a month-on-month decline in sports betting revenue and handle for the second consecutive month in May. Adjusted gaming revenue from…

15th June 2021

Bally’s completes acquisition of Jumer’s in Illinois

Bally’s Corporation has completed its acquisition of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Illinois from Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment for $120m. The deal was…

11th June 2021

Illinois betting revenue dips slightly in April despite retail improvement

Sports betting revenue in the state of Illinois dipped 1.2% month-on-month to $43.6m in April, as handle declined by 14.4%. The $43.6m in revenue came…

12th May 2021

New Senate bill calls for report into potential Illinois online casino revenue

A bill calling for a report into the estimated revenue generated from legal online casino gaming within Illinois has been filed to the state’s Senate. …

11th May 2021

Illinois betting handle smashes records again in March

Sports wagering revenue in Illinois grew 25.1% month-on-month to $44.3m in March, while handle hit a record high of $627.6m, up 23.1%. FanDuel remained on…