About the Author

Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is Managing News Editor of Midwest Sports Fans. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss, and Huffington Post. Chris enjoys politics and gambling, and writing about the points at which those worlds intersect.

Source: Illinois Gov. Extends Online Sports Betting Registration Through Oct. 17

September 18, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order suspending mandatory in-person registration at Illinois sportsbooks has been extended through Oct. 17, according to a sports betting industry insider. The order means Illinois sports bettors will be able to register for accounts online until at least that date. Gov. Pritzker today suspended the state's in-person registration requirement for online […]

Update: Mobile Registration Is Back For Illinois Online Sports Betting Apps

August 21, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Illinois sports bettors can once again register for accounts online, less than a month after mandatory in-person registration was reinstated, Jeremy Kudon, an attorney representing DraftKings and FanDuel wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon. DraftKings confirmed the suspension of on-premise sportsbook registration through at least Sept. 19, until which date Illinois sports bettors can once again […]

Email Campaign Urges Illinois Gov To Reopen Mobile Sportsbook Registration

August 20, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

A new online campaign dubbed Fans For The Future, reportedly backed by DraftKings, is urging Illinois residents to reach out to elected officials asking that they reinstate online sportsbook registration, according to a published report. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker had suspended the state’s in-person registration requirement as part of an executive order issued June 4 […]

Hollywood Casino Opening A Pair Of Illinois Sportsbooks On Aug. 20

August 19, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Make that sportsbook number five and six for Illinois, with Hollywood Casino launching two sportsbooks on Thursday, Aug. 20, powered by Kambi Group. The state’s newest sportsbooks will be open for business in Joliet and Aurora starting at 11 a.m. Like every casino nationwide, Hollywood Casino Joliet and Hollywood Casino Aurora were closed for several […]