Currently, there are six online sportsbooks in Illinois. BetRivers launched in June 2020, thanks to an executive order from the governor. DraftKings and FanDuel followed in August 2020. PointsBet went live in September 2020, while Barstool launched in March 2021. Caesars by William Hill launched in August 2021.
Casinos, lottery outlets, stadiums and racetracks can apply for licenses, along with three online-only licenses.
We expect other brands, such as BetMGM, Fox Bet and Unibet to offer sports betting via apps and online sometime in 2021.
You can bet on pro sports and non-Illinois college games. And you can bet on all the popular single match and parlay bets. Newer forms of sports betting are available, such as in-play betting on live events and cash-out betting.