More Illinois Casinos Applying For Sports Betting Licenses

Written By David Wysong on March 4, 2020Last Updated on March 11, 2022
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along with Gov. J. Since B. Pritzker legalized sports betting in Illinois last summer, more neighborhood games have submitted applications for licenses in the hopes of receiving bets immediately.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, temporary certificates were granted to Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the Grand Victoria Casino at Elgin, and the Argosy Casino Alton in January, allowing them to prepare their businesses before they can start laying conflict and accepting bets on sporting events. In addition, Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville submitted a passport application in February.

Just last week, momentary sports betting certificates were granted to three more games.

Three more games you get ready to offer sports betting that is officially legal.

The Illinois Gaming Board granted temporary sports betting certificates to the Hollywood Casinos in Aurora and Joliet, as well as the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, on February 27, as reported by the Chicago Sun Times.

This occurs prior to the NCAA Men & rsquo basketball tournament & ndash, also known as March Madness, one of the biggest sporting events for the year, particularly for sports betting. Gov. In February, Pritzker stated that he anticipates the start of the sporting gambling sector before the competition.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that only the Argosy Casino Alton has made an announcement about a March Madness build; however, Rivers Casino professionals have expressed optimism about being prepared for the competition in time.

In addition to the three horse racing tracks and up to seven sports venues like the United Center, each of Illinois’ 10 games is eligible to apply to start casinos. These casinos will also be able to create mobile sports betting apps, but Illinois law prohibits online bookmakers like DraftKings and FanDuel from requesting licenses for longer than a month.


Is it possible to launch in March?

March has been said to be the target launch date for sports betting in Illinois for some time now. Well, it’s early March now – so is it really possible?

Cory Aronovitz, a seasoned entertainment lawyer with Casino Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, recently sent PlayUSA an email expressing his optimism.

& ldquo, Managing expectations is essential, and the product is in demand. Specific dates and contingencies are therefore ideal, according to Aronovitz.

The three games most likely to open second are Rivers Casino Des Plaines, Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, and Argosy Casino Alton.

& ldquo, These properties all have experience in sports betting, and the software has been tested and used in other markets in addition to modifications to specific Illinois regulations, according to Aronovitz.

Before they can be operational, the sportsbooks must undergo rigorous tests on domestic power systems, gambling software, and other compliance operations specified in the emergency rules.

Joe Miller, director of policy at the Illinois Gaming Board, told Legal Sports Report that they have given the casinos the tools and now they can finish the job.

According to Miller, the casinos want to move quickly in order to follow the rules and provide users with the option to wager on sports. LSR.


Illinois and gambling complement each other like PB & amp.

Given that Illinois has more video gaming terminals( VGT ) than Las Vegas, the state has a wealth of gambling experience. Gaming terminal fees in Illinois in 2019 totaled$ 444, 384, 459. According to a report from the IGB, towns collectively collected$ 83, 833, 498.

By 2023, the state may have a$ 5.3 billion annual sports betting handle, according to some projections.

Legalized sports betting will only strengthen the economy and establish Illinois as the gambling superpower in the Midwest, given the state’s now established gambling scenery.

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Ohio native David Wysong covered the Bearcats as the team’s activities director and editor-in-chief after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. He already manages FanSided’s website about the Ohio State Buckeyes and covers high school sports for USA Todays Chillicothe Gazette.

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