Illinois

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…

28th August 2019

Illinois Gaming Board launches sports betting consultation

The Illinois Gaming Board has launched a public consultation to gain input from the public, the gambling industry and other stakeholders about proposed sports wagering…

13th August 2019

Feasibility study casts doubt on Chicago casino plans

None of the five potential sites for a casino in Chicago are “financially feasible” due to the current tax and fee structure in place in…

5th July 2019

State of the Union: California, Illinois and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers Illinois Governor signing a wide-ranging gaming expansion bill into law, as well as…

1st July 2019

Illinois Governor signs gaming expansion legislation into law

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law the far-reaching gaming expansion bill passed by the state legislature early in June, paving the way for…

14th June 2019

Australia’s PointsBet targets US expansion following ASX listing

Australian online sports betting operator PointsBet has raised AUS$75m (US$51.6m) after listing its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). PointsBet began trading this week…

3rd June 2019

Illinois sports betting bill clears legislature after last minute push

The Illinois House and Senate have both voted through a wide-ranging gambling expansion bill, which includes measures to legalize sports betting in the US state.…

30th May 2019

State of the Union: Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees Tennessee and Colorado pass sports betting bills, while online wagering is coming to…