Illinois is a governor’s signature away from becoming the next state to legalize sports betting. In classic Illinois fashion, House lawmakers voted at the last possible second to make gambling expansion part of a massive $44 billion capital funding package on …
Sports betting legalization has created losers as well as winners. The biggest losers aren’t obvious, but read on to see who missed the boat in year one.
The one-year anniversary of legalized US sports betting outside of Nevada is here. But with it comes a number of new challenges going into year two.
Some states want a piece of the estimated $150 billion Americans bet illegally on sports every year, but they won’t get it with oppressive tax rates.
An Illinois sports betting hearing concluded that politicians are in no rush to legalize it and gaming taxes will help, but not fix, the pension shortage.
MGM Resorts International has finally completed its sale of the Grand Victoria Casino. Eldorado Resorts is the new owner of the property.
The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) is going to develop regulations that will permit racetracks to offer historical horse racing in the state. The decision came at the IRB’s regular monthly meeting on July 26. Commissioner Thomas McCauley submitted a report …
After introducing a far-reaching gambling expansion bill complete with online poker and casinos, Illinois lawmakers scratched online elements as well as DFS and sports betting, just focusing on casino expansion instead.
The Illinois Lottery has landed itself in some hot water with players and consumer advocacy groups by following a policy to continue to sell scratch and win tickets even after the games’ biggest prizes have been claimed.