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Go Sox! Legal sports betting comes to Illinois

9 March 2020

The Prairie State kicks off a busy week for legal US sports betting

$100 on Chicago White Sox to win the American League.

That was the first legal sports wager placed that confirmed legal sports betting in Illinois.

The Land of Lincoln became state number 15 to launch legal sports betting on Monday as Rivers Casino officially declared its BetRivers sportsbook open for business.

In a bid to help land-based sportsbooks establish a footing ahead of online operators like FanDuel and DraftKings, bettors must-visit retail casinos in-person to register their accounts.

This process will last eighteen months when it’s highly anticipated the aforementioned names will set sights on dominating another US market with full-scale mobile sports wagering akin to New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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