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FanDuel Group investing big in Illinois horseracing

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American online sportsbook operator FanDuel Group has announced the signing of a multi-million-dollar deal that is to see southwestern Illinois’ Fairmount Park Racetrack rebranded as the new-look FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing. The New York-headquartered firm used an official press release to declare that the agreement with track owner William Stiritz and Associates is ...

Twin River Worldwide Holdings Incorporated buying Illinois casino

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American casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings Incorporated has announced the signing of an all-cash deal that is to see it pay some $120 million so as to acquire Jumer’s Casino and Hotel. The Providence-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to declare that the western Illinois facility is currently owned by Delaware North ...

FanDuel Par-A-Dice sports app live in Illinois

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FanDuel announced today that its sports betting app in Illinois is live. Players in the state can now access the FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook app and online site, with best-in-class services on offer. The brand is able to offer such services in the state after partnering with Boyd Gaming and being approved for licensing. New ...

Tighter restrictions on Illinois gaming to combat COVID-19 surge spells less tax revenue for Joliet

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New restrictions placed on licensed gaming operations at all Illinois casinos and video gaming locations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 are expected to significantly affect tax revenues received for the city of Joliet from Harrah‘s and Hollywood casinos. According to the source, under “normal” conditions, tax revenue from the two casinos, operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Penn National ...

Illinois Governor backtracks; rescinds remote registration process for mobile sports betting

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On Friday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. This proclamation rescinded the remote registration process for mobile sports betting in the state. The change in the registration process as just made back in June. As of today, players will no longer be able to sign up for an account online. The ...

Illinois licenses for FanDuel Group and DraftKings Incorporated

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Prominent online sportsbook operators FanDuel Group and DraftKings Incorporated have reportedly been granted temporary licenses to begin offering their services to punters in the American state of Illinois. According to separate Monday reports from the domains at SportsHandle.com and LegalSportsReport.com, the awards from the Illinois Gaming Board come after Governor Jay Robert Pritzker signed ...

Casinos across Illinois to partially re-open from Wednesday morning

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The ten riverboat casinos in the American state of Illinois are reportedly set to re-open from Wednesday morning after being temporarily shuttered some 15 weeks ago owing to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Thursday report from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the decision from Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker (pictured) comes some two weeks ...

Boyd Gaming closes several casinos in US amidst Coronavirus outbreak: All Illinois Casinos shutdown

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Late last week, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania issued a mandate in which public schools, community centers as well as entertainment venues in Montgomery County shut down for a two-week time frame. This closure was issued due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the state, particularly that region.  Because of the mandate, Boyd Gaming ...

Illinois March Madness ready as Rivers Casino Des Plains launches sports betting on Monday

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Legal sports betting finally begins in Illinois on Monday, and the state’s most lucrative casino, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, plans to open its state-of-the-art sportsbook in time for one of the busiest betting events of the year, March Madness. Sports bettors in the midwestern US state will be able to place wagers on ...

New report casts doubts on efficacy of Illinois casino expansion plan

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In Illinois and an official report has reportedly cast considerable doubts on whether the state’s plan to license up to six additional casinos and bring gaming tables and sportsbetting to its horseracing tracks will prove capable of meeting the stated goal of increasing tax revenues. According to a Thursday report from the Chicago Tribune ...

Investigation determines that Illinois would benefit from airport slots

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In Illinois and an official feasibility study has reportedly determined that the state could earn up to $18.5 million every year by bringing a complement of around 500 slots to O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. According to a Sunday report from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the inquiry was prepared by Union ...