Illinois Launches Legal Sports Gambling Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Illinois sports betting

After nearly eight months since the law was initially signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, Illinois sports gambling finally launched this week. Rivers Casino in Des Plaines accepted the ceremonial first bet from Chicago Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk, who placed a $100 wager on the Chicago White Sox to win the American League pennant at 16/1 …

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Illinois Begins Holding Hearings On Sports Betting

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State Representative Bob Rita is lobbying extensively for sports betting legislation in Illinois. He hopes that the new gambling platform(s) will help aid the state’s revenue, though it will take some serious collaboration between lawmakers for any legislation to go through. Rita has two hearings scheduled—August 22 in Chicago and October 3 in Springfield—to discuss …

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Illinois To Hold Hearings On Sports Betting?


Illinois is hoping to join the sports betting legalization party. Unlike other states in the country, Illinois failed to get any legislation on the books before PASPA was repealed by the Supreme Court back in May. With their legislative session adjourned, it would take a special summer session to get anything done in time for …

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