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Illinois sportsbooks bring in nearly $1 billion in March

March Madness and removal of in-person registration requirements deliver a record-shattering month, according to analysts.

Circa Sports to enter Illinois market at American Place Casino

American Place, a casino under construction in Waukegan, will expand Circa Sports' footprint to its fourth state, following Nevada, Iowa and Colorado.

Caesars Entertainment named casino and sportsbook partner of Chicago White Sox

The wide-ranging collaboration builds the Caesars' presence throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana through its offering of premium entertainment experiences at casino and gaming destinations.

CQ Holding completes aquisition of Belle of Baton Rouge casino from Caesars

The company expands its footprint along the Mississippi River with the purchase of the historic 28,500 square feet riverboat casino located just south of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.

Bally's Chicago selected as preferred bidder for new casino

Bally's Chicago was chosen as the preferred bidder to build a $1.7 billion destination casino, entertainment and hotel project in downtown Chicago.

Gaming and Leisure Properties completes sale for Black Hawk and Quad Cities properties

The company completed the acquisition from Bally's Corporation of the land and real estate assets of Bally's three Black Hawk Casinos in Black Hawk and Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel in Rock Island for $150 million.

Casino City’s Friday Five: iGaming in Canada edition

Earlier this week, daily fantasy sports was ruled as a game of skill, keeping it legal in New York. In addition, we also have a list of operators set for the iGaming launch in Ontario on 4 April.

Retail sportsbook coming to DraftKings at Casino Queen

DraftKings and CQ Holding Company announced that they will officially unveil a new 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art permanent retail sportsbook on 29 March, at DraftKings at Casino Queen in Illinois.

Caesars Sportsbook now live across Illinois

With full mobile registration officially live, eligible sports fans can now enjoy mobile sports betting from anywhere in the state.

DraftKings at Casino Queen announces Marc VanderWeele as General Manager

An industry veteran, VanderWeele has been a team member with the property, formerly known as Casino Queen, since its opening in 1993.

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.

Chicago Bears and BetRivers announce exclusive partnership

The agreement is the Bears' first multi-year exclusive deal in the sportsbook and casino categories and makes BetRivers the Bears’ Official Sportsbook Partner and Rivers Casino the Bears’ Official Casino Partner.

Bally's Corporation acquires Jumer's Casino and Hotel

The company announced that it completed the previously announced acquisition of Jumer's Casino and Hotel in Illinois from Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment.

Minimum wage for non-tipped employees increased at Rivers Casino Des Plaines

Rush Street Gaming is implementing a $15 non-tipped minimum wage at all Rivers Casinos including Rivers Casino Des Plaines, immediately boosting the pay for more than 100 local team members.

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.

Illinois sportsbooks see first month-over-month decline

Illinois retail and online sportsbooks attracted $509.8 million in wagers, according to official data released Friday. That is down 12.3% from the record $581.6 million in January.

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.

theScore secures market access in Illinois

Score Media and Gaming announced that it has secured market access to offer mobile sports betting in Illinois via an agreement with Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel.

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 sportsbooks post $580 million in January

Illinois online operators attracted $581.6 million in bets in January, 98.9% of which came online, according to official data released Wednesday. January's handle was up 18.3% from $491.7 million in December.

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