• illinois sports betting Nov 15, 2020

    Illinois Reports $285 Million in September Sports Bets

    The latest numbers released by the Illinois Gaming Board show bettors in the state wagered more than $285 million on sports contests in September. Gamblers can place bets on sporting events at seven of Illinois’ casinos and one horse racing track. The state’s most lucrative casino and its first to start taking sports bets, Rivers in Des Plaines, accepted about…

  • coronavirus Mar 20, 2020

    Illinois Casinos to Remain Closed Until April 8

    All of Illinois casinos will remain closed until April 8 amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release issued Friday by the Illinois Gaming Board. The state’s 10 casinos, which closed Monday, were expected to remain closed for 14 days. However, the IGB extended the closure Friday, shortly after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a stay-at-home order for all of…

  • coronavirus Mar 13, 2020

    All Illinois Casinos to Close for 14 Days Starting Monday

    All of Illinois casinos will close for 14 days starting Monday amid coronavirus concerns, according to the Illinois Gaming Board. “The public health of patrons, casino employees, IGB staff, and others is of paramount importance,” according to a news release from the gaming board. “The board is continuously monitoring developments and will update licensees and the public as frequently as…

  • coronavirus Mar 13, 2020

    WHO Urges ‘Comprehensive Approach' to Limit Coronavirus Spread

    World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shares the latest information about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • sports betting Mar 9, 2020

    Sports Betting in Illinois Begins Monday

    Sports betting in Illinois started Monday – just in time for March Madness. Rivers Casino in northwest suburban Des Plaines became the first to open its sportsbook at 10 a.m. CST. Blackhawks great Eddie Olczyk placed the state’s first wager, putting $100 on the White Sox to win the American League pennant at 16-to-1 odds. Sports betting was legalized in…

  • sports betting Mar 9, 2020

    Sports Betting in Illinois Begins Monday

    Sports betting in Illinois started Monday – just in time for March Madness. Sandra Torres reports.

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