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PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course unveil new sports betting destination

The PointsBet Sportsbook, located at Club Hawthorne, marks the fourth retail location for the company in Illinois as part of its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

Illinois sports betting drops again in July

Bettors made $369.1 million in wagers at Illinois’ retail and online sportsbooks in July, down 22.5% from $476.5 million in June.

Summer harness racing returns to Hawthorne Race Course

On Friday, 7 May Standardbred race horses will return to the track for a summer of live harness racing. “Chicago’s hometown track” will host racing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night beginning at 7 p.m.

Top 10 casino openings and expansions for spring 2021

In addition to seeing more casino properties inch closer to pre-pandemic times, there have also been an array of new openings and expansions.

Hawthorne Race Course and PointsBet opening third brick-and-mortar sportsbook

The PointsBet Sportsbook at Club Hawthorne in north suburban Prospect Heights is the partners’ second standalone venue, following the opening of the PointsBet Sportsbook at Club Hawthorne in south suburban Crestwood in January.

Illinois' first off-track sportsbook approved to operate

Hawthorne Race Course and PointsBet have been approved by the Illinois Gaming Board to open the state’s first off-track and non-casino sportsbook beginning on Wednesday, 27 January.

PointsBet opens sportsbook at Hawthorne Race Course

The brick and mortar sportsbook at Hawthorne is the first of four locations in Chicago that the companies will open as Illinois partners.

PointsBet mobile sports betting goes live in Illinois

Illinois marks the fourth operational state for PointsBet’s sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana.

Top 10 casino openings and expansions for late summer 2020

Many of the casinos that have resumed operations are continuing with expansion plans and unveiling new amenities.

Illinois Gaming Board approves new casino development

Hawthorne Race Course has been preliminarily approved to become the next casino in Illinois with a fully operational casino featuring slot machines, table games and sports betting.

Hawthorne Race Course to bring back live racing on 6 June

New protocols at the Chicago property require a minimal increase in on-site staffing and strict adherence to social distancing and other health safety guidelines.

Hawthorne Race Course hires Kevin Kline as CEO of Gaming

Kline was most recently the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Resorts World Catskills Casino and Monticello Raceway for Empire Resorts in New York.

PointsBet partners with Hawthorne Race Course

The 20-year partnership is highlighted by the launch of a retail sportsbook operation, which will bring legalized sports betting to the Chicago area.

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