Illinois

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…

22nd April 2021

Go (Mid)west: Illinois’ next frontier

Less than a year after the launch of sports betting, Illinois lawmakers are looking to shepherd an online casino bill through the state legislature. Cole…

15th April 2021

State of the Union: New York, Bally’s, NFL and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers anticipation for legal mobile sports betting in New York, Bally’s Q1 results ahead…

12th April 2021

Illinois sports betting revenue dips for the first time in February

Illinois’s sports betting market experienced its first month-on-month decline in February, with the state’s Gaming Board reporting a fall in both revenue and handle. Adjusted…

8th April 2021

State of the Union: New York, Flutter, Wyoming and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes plans to legalize mobile betting in New York – albeit with a controversial…

6th April 2021

Illinois in-person registration requirement returns

In-person registration has been re-introduced in the state of Illinois after Executive Order 2020-41, which suspended Illinois’ in-person registration requirement, expired at midnight on 3 April.…

30th March 2021

theScore secures Illinois market access with Caesars deal

Canada-based betting operator theScore has agreed a deal with Caesars Entertainment that will allow it to access the Illinois online betting market through Harrah’s Joliet…

26th March 2021

Full House to raise $40m in stock offering for proposed Illinois casino

Full House Resorts intends to raise $40m through a stock offering in order to “significantly strengthen” its application to build a casino in the northern…

11th March 2021

Illinois breaks sports betting revenue and handle records in January

Illinois’s sports betting handle reached a record $581.6m in January, while the US state also saw revenue reach an all-time high of $49.4m during the…

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…