Illinois

10th March 2022

Caesars relaunches mobile sports betting in Illinois

Caesars Entertainment has announced the relaunch of its mobile sports betting application in Illinois following the state’s permanent switch to remote registration. The Caesars Sportsbook…

8th March 2022

BetMGM rolls out online sports betting in Illinois

BetMGM has further extended its reach in the US market by announcing the launch of its mobile sports betting app in the state of Illinois.…

7th February 2022

Illinois breaks $7bn handle mark in 2021

Illinois’ sports betting operators saw handle rise during December 2021 as the state became the third state to smash the $7bn mark for a calendar…

21st January 2022

Internet Vikings grows US presence with Illinois launch

Swedish igaming hosting business Internet Vikings has expanded its presence in the US market after launching in Illinois. The rollout is in line with 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…