There is free money to be had for Illinois bettors as the Chicago Bears kick off Week 5 on a short turnaround Thursday night vs. Tampa Bay.
Gregory Emmet Paloian, who was convicted in 2002 on federal racketeering charges for running an illegal gambling ring on the West Side of Chicago, is facing a new federal charge of conducting an illegal sports betting business.
Despite being 3-0, sportsbooks in Illinois do not rate the Chicago Bears highly heading into their matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Illinois Racing Board approved 2021 racing dates for Arlington International, Hawthorne Race Course, and Fairmount Park on Wednesday, with the latter two tracks continuing their progress towards becoming full-fledged racinos as permitted by last year's gaming expansion bill.
The Indiana Gaming Commission approved theScore for mobile sports betting operations Wednesday, and the Toronto-based company will begin taking wagers as the second skin for Ameristar Casino in East Chicago on Thursday.
DraftKings has embarked on an unconventional method of promoting attention to its sports betting offerings in Illinois, reaching an agreement with Accel Entertainment on Wednesday to advertise on video gaming terminals.