Arkansas Sportsbooks Handled 77% More September Bets YOY

Oaklawn Racing Resort

Arkansas sportsbooks handled more bets this September than in 2020. The Oaklawn and Saracen Casino Resort both generated more than $250,000 in revenue. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas sportsbooks saw their second biggest sports betting month in September, with Arkansas residents betting more than $7 million. Arkansas Residents Are Betting More Than Ever September was … Read more

Illinois-Based Casino Sees Exciting Milestone In New Expansion

A new milestone was celebrated as demonstrative of the new expansion’s structure being finished. The new expansion will offer over 700 new gaming positions among other offerings. This expansion will make the Rivers Des Plaines Casino the first casino in Illinois to offer 2,000 gaming positions SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A stunning new milestone was reached … Read more

Chicago Extends Casino Application Deadline By Two Months

Chicago Casino Gaming

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has extended the deadline for Chicago casino applications. MGM, Wynn and Caesars have already taken themselves out of the running. Rush Street Interactive is a likely favorite to end up as the operator. CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot originally set a deadline of Aug. 23 for those interested in operating … Read more

Lightfoot Tells Council Chicago Is Open For Casino Business

Illinois Casino

Chicago’s Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, spoke to the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. Lightfoot discussed the ongoing process to open a casino in Chicago. Her focus appears to be on making sure the casino brings value to the neighborhood it is located in. CHICAGO – Chicago is currently playing host to the National Council … Read more

First New Illinois Casino Receives Construction Approval

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A temporary casino has received approval to begin construction in Rockford, Illinois. This will be the first of six casinos approved in an Illinois bill from 2019. The temporary casino will be in use for up to two years while the final casino is constructed. ROCKFORD, Ill. – The first of six casinos approved in … Read more

Lawmakers Show Support For Online Casinos In Illinois

Bob Rita Online Casinos In Illinois

Lawmakers met during an Illinois House Executive Council to discuss the future of online gambling in the state. Many officials including Rep. Bob Rita spoke well of the potential profits and revenue online gaming could bring the state if allowed. CHICAGO – The battle for online gambling continues in Illinois, this time with positive movement … Read more

Barstool Sportsbook Launches In Illinois, Eyes Further Expansion In US

Barstool Sportsbook Launches In Illinois

Penn National Gaming/Barstool has joined the mobile sports betting market in Illinois through Barstool Sportsbook. Illinois now has six state-licensed sportsbooks including BetRivers, PointsBet, FanDuel, William Hill, and DraftKings. Barstool Sportsbook has already launched mobile sports betting apps in Michigan and Pennsylvania making Illinois the third state Barstool is active in. CHICAGO – The burgeoning … Read more

Illinois Lawmakers Look To Legalize Internet Casino Gaming

Illinois Lawmakers Look To Legalize Internet Casino Gaming

Illinois lawmakers are looking at legalizing online gambling in the near future. HB 3142 has already been brought to the State House, and would legalize internet casino gaming. The bill would also look into the possibility of interstate wagering. LAS VEGAS – State lawmakers have begun to look at the possibility of online casino gaming … Read more

Golden Nugget Secures Market Access For Online Gambling In W.V.

Golden Nugget Secures Market Access For Online Gambling In W.V.

Golden Nugget Online Gaming and the Greenbrier Hotel Corporation announced an agreement that will bring mobile sports betting and online casino wagering to West Virginia under Greenbrier’s licenses. This will be the fifth state the Golden Nugget Online Gaming company has secured access to. Golden Nugget also secured access to the Illinois betting market last … Read more