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ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING & CASINO OVERVIEW

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ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING & CASINO OVERVIEW

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Illinois: the ‘s’ is silent.
I had to get that in there for all the good people in Illinois who must be boiling inside when they hear their state pronounced wrong. IL is the biggest state in the Midwest and were a huge player when they decided to legalized sports betting in June 2019.
Major city Chicago is the biggest in the state with roughly 2.6 million people. They host all five major professional sports teams in the state. The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks represent all four of the major professional leagues.
Their colleges have a national brand as well. Illinois, Northwestern, DePaul, Southern Illinois, Bradley and Loyola University are staples in their conferences.
The Prairie State is a hotbed for sports teams across the state. Chicago is the major professional hub Illinois gets behind, but the colleges across the state also has created passionate fanbases wanting to wager on their teams.


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6 QUICK ILLINOIS FACTS

  1. Around 12.6 million people live in IL: 6th most populous state in the country
  2. Famous Movies: The Fugitive, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Halloween, The Breakfast Club
  3. Famous Event: Chicago goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day, dying the river green.
  4. Famous Stadiums: Wrigley Field, United Center, Soldier Field, Chicagoland Speedway, Gateland International Speedway
  5. Famous Foods: Deep Dish Pizza, Chicago Hot Dogs, Italian Beef, Maxwell Street Polish
  6. Past Sports Stars Born in IL: Dwyane Wade, Dick Butkus

ILLINOIS PRO TEAMS

Buffalo
Cincinnati
Jacksonville
Philadelphia
San Francisco

top Players Born in ILLINOIS

Raptors | #23 | PG
Fred VanVleet
Fred VanVleet>
VS
Fred VanVleet>
Active
Next Game 02/05 11:00 PM
Stats
0 props
3 Futures
PPG
19.1
% FG
39.2
AST
6.45
RPG
4.31
Steals Leader - Steals Per Game
+450
Assists Leader - Assists Per Gam
+2500
MVP Winner
+100000
Cowboys | #21 | RB
Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott>
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Ezekiel Elliott>
Active
Next Game
Stats
0 props
3 Futures
RUSH YDS
876
AVG/ATT
3.8
AVG YDS
58.4
AVG/REC
5.4
Most Rushing Touchdowns
+4000
Most Receiving Yards (Sunday Onl
+20000
Blue Jays | #9 | C
Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen>
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Danny Jansen>
Active
Next Game 02/25 6:05 PM
Stats
0 props
2 Futures
BA
0.26
HR
15
RBI
44
OBP
0.339
AL MVP
+30000
Home Run Crown
+50000
Lakers | #3 | C
Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis>
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Active
Next Game 02/04 11:00 PM
Stats
16 props
5 Futures
PPG
26.74
% FG
58.4
AST
2.63
RPG
12
39.50
Total Points, Rebounds, & Assists
2.50
Total Assists
0.50
Total 3-Pointers Made
36.50
Total Points & Rebounds
37.50
Total Points & Rebounds
25.50
Total Points
26.50
Total Points
7.50
Total Points
13.50
Total Rebounds & Assists
10.50
Total Rebounds
2.50
Total Rebounds
28.50
Total Points & Assists
0.50
Total Steals
2.50
Total Steals & Blocks
2.50
Total Turnovers
1.50
Total Blocks
Steals Leader - Steals Per Game
+600
Rebounds Leader - Rebounds Per G
+3000
Leading Scorer - Points Per Game
+4000
Defensive Player of the Year
+25000
MVP Winner
+30000
49ers | #10 | QB
Jimmy Garoppolo
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Active
Next Game
Stats
0 props
1 Futures
AVG YDS
221.55
AVG ATT
28
AVG CMP
18.82
CMP%
67.2
Passing Yards Leader
+5000
Braves | #32 | RP
Collin McHugh
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Active
Next Game 02/25 6:05 PM
Stats
0 props
0 Futures
W-L
3 - 2
ERA
2.6
K/BB
IP
69.33
Heat | #31 | SG
Max Strus
Max Strus>
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Max Strus>
Active
Next Game 02/05 1:00 AM
Stats
0 props
2 Futures
PPG
12.65
% FG
40
AST
2.18
RPG
3.65
Most Improved Player
+12500
6th Man of the Year
+25000
Eagles | #57 | LB
T.J. Edwards
T.J. Edwards>
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T.J. Edwards>
Active
Next Game 02/12 11:30 PM
Stats
1 props
0 Futures
TT
159
TFL
10
AST
60
SCK
0.12
8.50
Total Tackles (Solo & Assists)
Rangers | #12 | SP
Jake Odorizzi
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Jake Odorizzi>
Active
Next Game 02/24 8:05 PM
Stats
0 props
1 Futures
W-L
-- - --
ERA
K/BB
S
Strikeout King
+50000
Blue Jays | #33 | SP
Trevor Richards
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Trevor Richards>
Active
Next Game 02/25 6:05 PM
Stats
0 props
0 Futures
W-L
3 - 2
ERA
5.34
K/BB
S

ILLINOIS news


Yes, gambling is legal in Illinois. Governor JB Pritzker signed SB690 in 2019 made sports gambling legal.
In March of 2020, they opened the first retail location. Online sports betting first launched on June 18th, 2020. Since then, there have been seven brick-and-mortar locations opened and seven online sportsbooks operating.
Previously, players in Illinois needed to go in person to locations and register for online wagering. That changed in 2021 so players can now sign up from their homes.


ILLINOIS LAND-BASE DESTINATIONS

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Rivers Casino Des Plaines

The first sportsbook to open its doors in Illinois. Also has a large event center for live shows and entertainment.

image 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
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Hawthorne Race Course & PointsBet Sportsbook

Oldest family-owned racetrack in North America. Live Racing and a cutting edge sportsbook.

image 3501 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
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Grand Victoria Casino

A riverboat casino located about 40 miles from Chicago. They have live table games and award-winning restaurants.

image 250 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
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Argosy Casino Alton

Services the St. Louis area. They were the second live sports betting venue in Illinois. 36 big screen TVs next to a beer garden.

image 1 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002

ILLINOIS FAQ

Yes! You can bet sports online after it became operational in 2020.
DraftKings, Fanduel, BetMGM, Caesars, Pointsbet
To legally gamble online in IL, the minimum age is 21. The legal gambling age to bet horses is 18.
No! Illinois does not allow online casino betting for real money.
Yes, you can, Since June 2020, Online Sports Betting has been legal and operating.
No, you don’t have to be a resident. You just need to be over 21 and within the state border of IL to play online!

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