BetRivers Des Plaines Takes Hundreds Of Sports Bets On First Day Of Illinois Betting

Written By Matt Burke on March 9, 2020Last Updated on January 24, 2022
BetRivers Sports Betting Illinois

In Illinois, constitutional sports gambling is currently available.

Eddie Olczyk, a Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster and former person, placed$ 100 on the home team White Sox to get the American League championship on Monday at BetRivers Casino, making it the first-ever legal sports wager in the state.

It takes some idea, but I’m going to wager that the Chicago White Sox will get the American League championship. In the Des Plaines ceremony on Monday, Olczyk said,”$ 100, & rdquo.”

As of Monday morning, the White Sox had a 16-1 future advantage to get the AL at BetRivers.


Second to business: BetRivers

At the casino, Rivers has five gambling windows and 30 sports betting kiosks spread out throughout the casino.

The brand-new book also includes 14 HD televisions and a 47-foot-wide LED movie walls. The betting also features live betting odds.

Additionally, a full-service table with 32 seating is open and operational.

“We are super-excited. It’s been a longtime coming,” Rivers Des Plaines general manager Corey Wise told FOX 32 Chicago on Monday. “We are so excited to take the first legal sports bet in Illinois. We have a great space for our guests and we’re really excited to get this thing going.

& ldquo, We debuted it in late December as a sports bar. It & rsquo, 5, 000 square feet. We have TVs and a 45-inch movie wall covering the entire area. We & rsquo, just like a Vegas casino, has luxurious comfortable chairs for you to enjoy. We & rsquo are therefore very eager to show it off.

We have all the big sports, Wise continued. MLB, NBA, Major League Baseball, and & ldquo. However, we also have other activities available, such as rugby, and darts are available for wagering. From a moneyline & ndash, where you simply wager on the winner versus the spread, you can place bets on everything. For a higher pay, you may conduct parlays by combining bets from various events. Therefore, we will have a large selection of items to sell for all of the sports bettors over there. & rdquo,


following in Illinois

Argosy in Alton and the Grand Victoria in Elgin are both expected to be launching their own retail sportsbooks soon, possibly as soon as next week.

Argosy Kansas City’s Twitterprofile revealed the truth on Monday, tweeting the following:

& ldquo, How thrilling! On March 16, the sportsbook at our sister property, Argosyalton, did available! Prepare to position your wagers now! & rdquo,

The Prairie State‘s online sports betting market is most likely not going to open until the beginning of the 2020 NFL time( at the earliest ).

“Later this year we will be launching our online mobile app,” Wise said. “We have a pre-registration process so you can come in and sign up for a Rush Rewards card at our card center. So when we launch our site you will be pre-registered for the online offering.”

Sports bettors in the state could also soon see sports betting lounges or kiosks at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field and the United Center.

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Burke, Matt is the Site Runner for PlayCA, PlayColorado, Play Illinois, PlayIA, PlayMaineOnline, Play MA, PlayMichigan, PlayNHOnline and PlayNY. Matt was the Founder and previously served as the Editor in Chief of MetroBet – a digital and print sports betting platform – and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (NY, Boston, Philadelphia). Matt has covered Super Bowls, Final Fours and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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