Sports Betting News

Cubs See Cardinals COVID Cancellations And Brewers Disappointment 

August 17, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

It’s been a mixed week for the Cubbies early into an historic 2020 season. Their three-game series with St. Louis was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak amongst Cardinals’ players. Three additional players tested positive bringing the total number of infected players and staff to 16. The rest of the week was a virtual […]

DraftKings Sportsbook Just Launched In Illinois: Here’s How You Can Sign Up

August 5, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

DraftKings has cemented its place in the Illinois sports betting market. The company launched online and retail sports betting in The Prairie State today in partnership with East St. Louis property Casino Queen. DraftKings is the second provider to launch online sports betting in the state, following BetRivers.  Jason Robins, DraftKings Co-Founder, Charman and CEO, […]

William Hill Debuts its First Illinois Sportsbook at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

August 4, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

William Hill has opened its first sportsbook in the Land of Lincoln. The company launched its retail sportsbook at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin as part of its long-term partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Aug. 3. The sportsbook features three ticket windows at the Illinois property.  David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William […]

PointsBet Nabs Illinois Sports Betting License; Plans for August Launch

July 31, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Illinois Gaming Board has voted to allow a new sports betting provider to launch in the state. The board on Thursday, July 30 granted Hawthorne Race Course Inc. and its Australian partner PointsBet a master sports wagering license. PointsBet plans to launch an online sportsbook in The Prairie State by the end of August […]