Currently, there is only one online sportsbook operational in Illinois. BetRivers launched in June 2020 thanks to an executive order from the governor.
Casinos, lottery outlets, stadiums, and racetracks can apply for licenses, along with three online-only licenses.
We expect other brands like FOX Bet, FanDuel, and DraftKings to offer sports betting via apps and online. However, the online market is a fluid situation because of COVID-19, so some operators may wait until online operations launch for good.
You’ll be able to bet on pro sports and college games (as long as those college games occur outside of the state). As well as all the popular single match and parlay bets, new forms of sports betting will be available online. These include in-play betting on live events and cash-out betting.