The state's sports betting handle — the amount of money wagered — has ranked in the top three with New Jersey and Nevada in each of the last seven monthly reports released by the Illinois Gaming Board.
A new casino in Chicago's south suburbs is one step closer.
The Illinois General Assembly in May 2019 approved legislation expanding the number of casino licenses throughout the state from 10, including one for the south suburbs and one for Chicago.
“These were not small bets in a dorm room over beer,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Terry Kinney wrote in a court memo.
A Chicago man making his first visit to the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana played $2.50 in a progressive penny slot Sunday and won $293,791.80 on a single spin.
A company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are reported on Monday a record number of transactions over the first weekend of the NFL season.
A Chicago police officer was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison for his role as a top bookie in a multimillion-dollar sports gambling ring that allegedly included the now-pardoned brother of Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
The ordinance, if approved by the City Council, would allow the city’s pro sports arenas and ballparks to purchase sports wagering licenses and allow visitors to place bets.
The temporary casino could operate for two years while the $311 million Hard Rock Casino Rockford is under construction.
An omnibus gambling bill that would allow Illinois bettors to wager on in-state college sports teams on a two-year trial basis passed the House early Tuesday morning, hours after its introduction the day prior.
A gambling omnibus bill that would allow Illinois bettors to wager on in-state college sports teams on a two-year trial basis has been filed in the General Assembly on the final scheduled day of the legislative session.
A man who shot and killed two people and wounded a third at a Wisconsin casino's restaurant before police killed him had been fired from the e…
A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack.
Other measures discussed by the House Executive Committee Wednesday would legalize and regulate certain internet gambling programs, or I-gaming, and ban “sweepstakes” machines that mirror video gambling but are otherwise not regulated by the state the same way slot machines are.
Bobbi Mangan was happy to win $25,000, but then she realized that she had gotten even luckier — capturing a $500,000 jackpot.
While this is the first year Illinois gamblers can place bets on Sunday's Super Bowl, they won't be able to wager on novelty action, like the length of the National Anthem.
If you’ve done any legal sports gambling in Illinois, you may be wondering why BetRivers, FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet and William Hill don’t accept bets involving Illinois colleges and universities.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office announced Monday that tighter COVID-19 restrictions will take effect in the Metro East on Wednesday.
When Illinois passed sweeping legislation last year to expand gambling in the state, it was envisioned as a way to generate increased tax revenue.
Despite a dearth of major sports and only two places to place bets,legal sports books generated more than $52.5 million in wagers during July, the first full month of activity in Illinois.