Argosy Casino On Deck For Illinois Sports Betting, Should Attract St. Louis Bettors
In the interim, pending regulatory authorization, Argosy Casino Alton will start accepting sporting bets on March 16 andndash.
“Selection Sunday [is a few days away] and on Monday we’ll open at noon,” Argosy Casino Director of Media Relations Michael Barker told KPLR 11. “We’ll have a ribbon cutting with Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith placing the first bet. I don’t know what that [bet] will be but it won’t be on baseball. But Ozzie will be there and we’ll get it kicked off. We’re excited.”
Argosy is expected to surpass all other sportsbooks in the state of Illinois in terms of life legitimate bet.
St. Louis is nearby.
Argosy is only 35 minutes away from Downtown St. Louis, so the novel retail sportsbook will undoubtedly draw a lot of bets from Missourians.
For us, it’s actually driving people back to Argosy and across the river, according to Barker. The first casino in the region was & ldquo, Argosy. It & rsquo was the one who actually launched the riverboat casino industry almost 30 years ago. We & rsquo is the first business in the region to reinstate sports betting. Therefore, it’s going to be a big deal. It’s going to be a fantastic practice. You & rsquo will be able to wager on the games, and from this point forward, you can wager while playing. Therefore, you will be able to wager on the second quarter if you notice a trend in the[ St. Louis ] BattleHawks game you & rsquo. & rdquo,
Argosy Casino is prepared to begin play.
Argosy Casino has been getting ready for legalized sports betting for decades.
Barker claims that it has moved about 65 gambling machines and swapped them out for sports betting shops. Argosy has even updated its well-liked sports club.
Barker told KPLR 11 that & ldquo, ve always had Hops House, were always in the doorway when you andrsquo entered. & ldquo, It & rsquo is a fantastic sports bar with lots of energy, and Hellip, We & requo has added about 38 TVs. They are all 65 to 86 in TVs in size. Therefore, anywhere you look, there is activity. You & rsquo will now be able to wager on it as well.
If you want to place a wager in person, you will have tellers, & ldquo. However, we also have 14 various restaurants, so you can do the self-serve thing there as well.
Timing is crucial.
For Midwest games that have been given the go-ahead to begin accepting legal sports betting, getting stuff up and running in time for March Madness has long been their aim.
The state of Michigan will take its first legal bet later this week, and Illinois began Monday when BetRivers Des Plainestook the first legal sports wager in the Prairie State.
Even without money on them, the first two weeks of March Madness are enjoyable, according to Baker. Andldquo, Really picture yourself having those initial 32 games in the first two times, and it’s going to be ridiculous. & rdquo,