Illinois Sports Betting Revenue

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) releases a thorough sports betting revenue report every month, with each legal sportsbook reporting the following data:

  • Handle: The total amount of money wagered by patrons.
  • Revenue: Gross gaming revenue, calculated by subtracting total payouts from handle.
  • Taxes: 15% of adjusted gross revenue payable to the state; 2% to Cook County for activity within its borders.

All-Time Illinois Sports Betting Totals

12261765165
Dollars of sports wagers

Total sports betting handle in Illinois history

909544120
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in Illinois history

142366176
Tax dollars for the state

Total sports betting taxes to date for Illinois

Lifetime Illinois Sports Betting Data

LicenseeOnline Brand(s)HandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Casino Queen East St. LouisDraftKings$4,186,358,708$234,187,3825.6%$36,424,269
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$2,830,560,167$275,501,9899.7%$43,968,081
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$2,359,509,333$190,760,7358.1%$29,179,728
HawthornePointsBet$940,837,979$73,651,9087.8%$11,947,247
Par-A-DiceBetMGM$884,217,922$67,761,5467.7%$10,726,258
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$700,178,119$44,935,2236.4%$7,438,256
Grand VictoriaCaesars$275,080,171$13,026,9514.7%$1,392,446
Argosy$62,403,152$6,831,29010.9%$931,003
Hollywood Joliet$22,615,614$2,887,09612.8%$358,887
$12,261,761,165$909,544,1207.4%$142,366,176

Monthly Illinois Sports Betting Reports

April 2022

LicenseeOnline Brand(s)HandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$287,947,008$33,370,89711.6%$5,534,629
Casino Queen East St. LouisDraftKings$217,679,655$14,119,7336.5%$2,373,962
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$105,972,072$6,236,6135.9%$1,041,282
HawthornePointsBet$72,012,898$6,274,2348.7%$1,031,164
Par-A-DiceBetMGM$52,713,476$2,806,7545.3%$409,931
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$52,301,069$3,340,3416.4%$615,148
Grand VictoriaCaesars$46,463,693$1,436,8513.1%$230,553
Argosy$3,067,954$489,67716.0%$65,857
Hollywood Joliet$1,229,058$159,69113.0%$18,960
Total$839,386,882$68,234,7918.1%$11,321,487

March 2022

LicenseeOnline Brand(s)HandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$312,503,623$27,309,5518.7%$4,053,168
Casino Queen East St. LouisDraftKings$289,235,085$14,875,3915.1%$2,035,157
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$127,546,966$19,886,26215.6%$1,482,298
HawthornePointsBet$79,604,832$7,230,4229.1%$1,078,066
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$70,255,571$3,657,3975.2%$510,994
Par-A-DiceBetMGM$46,410,957$2,370,9845.1%$332,865
Grand VictoriaCaesars$40,683,704$3,395,1808.3%$189,443
Argosy$3,665,942$477,89813.0%$62,002
Hollywood Joliet$1,371,710$217,95315.9%$14,147
Total$971,278,389$79,421,0378.2%$9,758,140

February 2022

LicenseeOnline Brand(s)HandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$212,483,680$10,990,1305.2%$1,790,878
Casino Queen East St. LouisDraftKings$212,230,963$10,122,1614.8%$1,829,632
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$117,177,832$6,138,1155.2%$1,200,332
HawthornePointsBet$59,921,289$2,829,1594.7%$516,700
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$54,876,977$1,749,4623.2%$341,551
Grand VictoriaCaesars$17,594,685-$784,587-4.5%$20,496
Argosy$3,120,203$140,7514.5%$17,892
Hollywood Joliet$1,438,026-$64,652-4.5%$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$530,543-$46,160-8.7%$2,885
Total$679,374,199$31,074,3814.6%$5,720,366

January 2022

LicenseeOnline Brand(s)HandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Casino Queen East St. LouisDraftKings$293,210,435$17,213,9265.9%$3,102,273
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$261,179,473$22,997,5248.8%$4,143,730
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$147,649,772$11,172,0207.6%$1,915,269
HawthornePointsBet$77,735,892$4,079,2375.2%$706,350
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$63,707,639$3,800,5516.0%$678,044
Grand VictoriaCaesars$16,585,947-$847,739-5.1%$12,224
Argosy$4,754,099$495,18610.4%$66,644
Hollywood Joliet$1,664,912$289,41317.4%$39,542
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$1,017,325$143,26114.1%$23,379
Total$867,505,495$59,343,3786.8%$10,687,455

December 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$294,985,404$290,351,200$4,634,204$7,458,441$957,719$78,212
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$232,243,488$230,561,954$1,681,534$13,860,860$1,939,242$133,627
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$133,364,051$116,567,365$16,796,686$7,637,398$1,042,525$95,757
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$56,136,844$53,495,432$2,641,412$2,327,826$353,447$24,488
HawthornePointsBet$50,828,320$48,199,016$2,629,304$4,300,556$607,004$51,750
Grand VictoriaCaesars$15,464,408$13,689,285$1,775,123$657,828$103,859$0
ArgosyN/A$4,585,414$0$4,585,414$266,493$29,907$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,359,485$0$1,359,485$92,296$8,623$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$632,934$0$632,934$75,510$10,468$36
Total$789,600,348$752,864,252$36,736,096$36,677,208$5,052,794$383,870

November 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$288,677,536$283,808,247$4,869,290$21,886,620$3,329,535$161,985
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$216,173,347$214,386,194$1,787,153$30,184,594$4,537,741$311,776
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$127,825,037$112,314,429$15,510,608$13,502,621$2,071,343$184,999
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$62,132,291$60,599,518$1,532,773$5,361,769$840,078$55,518
HawthornePointsBet$57,360,048$54,644,727$2,715,321$5,661,835$874,892$79,711
Grand VictoriaCaesars$21,887,270$20,214,055$1,673,215$670,046$94,922$0
ArgosyN/A$3,768,199$0$3,768,199$648,422$93,381$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,448,305$0$1,448,305$263,022$35,452$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$581,333$0$581,333$48,261$21,764$418
Total$779,853,367$745,967,170$33,886,197$78,227,189$11,899,108$794,407

October 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$315,255,548$308,838,498$6,417,050$11,698,248$2,015,602$123,876
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$236,690,155$235,425,523$1,264,632$22,268,067$3,486,948$253,599
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$135,678,358$119,009,435$16,668,923$7,979,969$1,259,967$104,855
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$69,826,626$67,917,082$1,909,544$2,375,483$474,858$35,848
HawthornePointsBet$62,403,736$59,572,924$2,830,812$2,845,501$481,444$51,955
Grand VictoriaCaesars$13,999,307$12,685,905$1,313,402$593,941$93,242$0
ArgosyN/A$4,035,268$0$4,035,268$391,897$52,122$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,800,349$0$1,800,349$120,418$14,690$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$751,089$0$751,089$43,120$10,653$105
Total$840,440,436$803,449,367$36,991,069$48,316,644$7,889,526$570,238

September 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$236,474,771$232,081,734$4,393,037$8,041,746$1,018,083$68,995
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$156,179,929$154,998,413$1,181,516$18,026,558$2,505,462$187,674
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$98,510,939$87,333,812$11,177,127$9,269,902$1,250,782$119,468
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$46,561,860$45,271,338$1,290,522$4,233,376$570,691$31,314
HawthornePointsBet$43,992,633$41,956,658$2,035,975$3,581,935$482,414$42,820
Grand VictoriaCaesars$9,417,493$8,256,939$1,160,554$595,393$60,638$1,585
ArgosyN/A$3,348,730$0$3,348,730$412,858$58,017$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,339,510$0$1,339,510$257,992$24,657$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$629,829$0$629,829$159,804$27,974$53
Total$596,455,694$569,898,894$26,556,800$44,579,564$5,998,718$451,909

August 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$149,193,129$146,623,109$2,570,020$11,266,766$1,123,315$66,260
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$111,485,664$110,889,427$596,237$10,532,019$1,400,660$102,777
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$73,529,107$64,790,199$8,738,908$6,110,099$804,863$76,007
HawthornePointsBet$28,944,210$27,284,174$1,660,036$2,496,332$320,055$26,545
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$26,367,434$25,469,362$898,072$2,147,375$318,889$22,413
Grand VictoriaCaesars$6,457,076$5,161,006$1,296,070-$157,256$34,733$456
ArgosyN/A$3,344,871$0$3,344,871$242,700$16,829$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$771,613$0$771,613$74,856$8,030$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$266,658$0$266,658$5,043$0$0
Total$400,359,762$380,217,277$20,142,485$32,717,934$4,027,374$294,458

July 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$122,657,324$120,518,230$2,139,094$9,510,207$1,434,166$81,648
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$118,542,230$117,951,298$590,932$15,517,722$2,354,387$177,077
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$68,020,111$58,740,119$9,279,992$6,135,581$991,395$91,052
HawthornePointsBet$28,480,354$26,946,085$1,534,269$2,666,634$428,614$37,802
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$23,542,573$22,682,839$859,734$2,182,632$338,904$26,236
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$5,253,200$4,561,615$691,585$853,946$17,397$2,519
ArgosyN/A$1,712,899$0$1,712,899$334,226$46,252$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$638,683$0$638,683$107,897$14,193$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$287,446$0$287,446-$16,491$16,431$705
Total$369,134,820$351,400,186$17,734,634$37,292,354$5,641,739$417,039

June 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$160,232,154$157,097,096$3,135,058$13,959,204$2,043,430$142,788
FanDuelFanDuel$156,273,469$155,282,868$990,601$20,299,723$3,044,422$246,717
Rivers Des PlainesBetRivers$83,170,641$71,205,903$11,964,738$7,527,408$1,097,844$96,861
HawthornePointsBet$35,609,805$33,558,617$2,051,188$3,427,134$517,420$46,960
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$30,407,563$28,681,992$1,725,571$2,084,480$338,451$21,390
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$6,644,281$5,865,460$778,821$504,006$19,306$2,450
ArgosyN/A$2,643,310$0$2,643,310$359,010$50,966$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,175,282$0$1,175,282$95,949$12,415$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$360,804$0$360,804-$69,131$3,328$0
Total$476,517,309$451,691,936$24,825,373$48,187,783$7,127,582$557,166

May 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$170,109,570$166,227,839$3,881,731$7,210,758$1,065,214$71,669
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$156,267,145$155,574,427$692,718$20,168,670$2,888,467$239,888
RiversBetRivers$89,002,282$76,722,864$12,279,418$5,240,504$778,553$66,934
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$39,649,164$38,201,803$1,447,361$1,472,823$251,825$16,320
HawthornePointsBet$38,967,969$37,401,188$1,566,781$2,321,923$365,593$24,271
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$9,114,351$8,374,915$739,436-$128,245$9,366$588
ArgosyN/A$2,672,277$0$2,672,277$338,081$52,094$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,169,653$0$1,169,653$167,282$23,080$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$327,350$0$327,350-$236,850$458$0
Total$507,279,761$482,503,036$24,776,725$36,554,946$5,434,650$419,670

April 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$177,496,601$176,922,094$574,507$15,494,422$2,372,601.15$196,528.02
Casino QueenDraftKings$169,574,888$165,385,155$4,189,733$11,956,629$1,831,920.30$119,829.54
RiversBetRivers$84,299,434$72,323,326$11,976,108$7,936,478$1,233,864.94$114,520.79
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$51,377,580$50,330,128$1,047,452$3,324,995$589,958.30 $37,134.36
HawthornePointsBet$41,250,036$40,052,041$1,197,995$2,745,584$433,371.98$54,132.55
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$8,829,695$8,233,187$596,508$190,745 $11,494.00$4,383.25
ArgosyN/A$3,098,881$0$3,098,881$206,412$28,615.44$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$976,800$0$976,800$163,817 $22,145.97$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$254,636$0$254,636$-49,777$16,916.84$571.46
Total$537,158,551$513,245,932$23,912,620$41,969,307$6,540,888.92 $527,099.97

March 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$207,621,175$203,880,264$3,740,911$14,677,143$1,900,432$131,705
Fairmount ParkFanDuel$195,190,768$194,869,605$321,163$14,481,253$1,912,253$153,828
RiversBetRivers$106,860,316$95,677,538$11,182,777$9,240,384$1,237,767$108,241
HawthornePointsBet$54,964,445$53,559,023$1,405,422$5,107,770$669,364$32,997
Hollywood AuroraBarstool$48,873,737$47,790,297$1,083,440$6,273,753$803,361$63,937
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$14,166,187$13,268,449$897,738-$270,456$15,719$2,197
ArgosyN/A$4,070,647$0$4,070,647$410,477$64,063$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,239,397$0$1,239,397$127,344$16,700$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$628,286$0$628,286-$163,180$27,998$638
Total$633,614,957$609,045,176$24,569,781$49,884,489$6,647,655$493,543

February 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$199,750,804$196,538,802$3,212,002$8,653,548$1,630,884$97,292
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$158,874,134$158,433,470$440,664$10,095,968$1,749,474$132,723
RiversBetRivers$96,419,596$86,895,575$9,524,021$6,639,696$1,120,666$104,311
Hawthorne Race CoursePointsBet$40,298,398$39,51,214$788,184$3,574,480$601,509$206,201
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$10,058,721$8,825,399$1,233,322$678,796$112,989$1,306
ArgosyN/A$2,724,753$0$2,724,753$464,613$64,503$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$849,853$0$849,853$199,654$28,921$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$818,332$0$818,184$7,158$116$0
Total$509,794,592$490,203,460$19,591,132$30,313,913$5,309,065$541,832

January 2021

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$244,196,209$243,538,843$657,366$16,423,303$2,334,761$154,716
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$173,480,933$173,346,161$134,771$16,890,680$2,514,187$178,071
RiversBetRivers$112,737,857$108,990,832$3,747,025$10,807,475$1,615,643$135,856
Hawthorne Race CoursePointsBet$40,591,090$40,439,434$151,657$4,412,405$630,133$7,247
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$9,270,978$8,917,196$353,782$616,486$73,260$3,162
ArgosyN/A$707,080$0$707,080$103,761$11,744$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$309,047$0$309,047$73,440$9,001$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$260,106$0$260,106$37,939$3,065$0
Total$581,553,300$575,232,466$6,320,834$49,365,489$7,191,795$479,052

December 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$195,431,892$195,431,892$0$8,591,137$1,052,253$74,248
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$144,445,143$144,445,143$0$8,372,994$1,060,666$83,928
RiversBetRivers$111,216,418$111,216,418$0$7,280,377$1,019,055$83,814
HawthornePointsBet$32,043,421$32,043,421$0$2,578,417$361,199$666
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$8,583,662$8,583,662$0$1,564,583$86,437$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0-$12,334$1,335$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$0$0$0-$3,205$29$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$0$0$0-$3,125$0$0
Total$491,720,536$491,720,536$0$28,368,846$3,580,973$242,656

November 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$166,020,609$164,066,025$1,954,584$10,295,320$1,868,442$130,325
RiversBetRivers$133,152,965$124,968,795$8,184,170$10,209,536$1,725,078$145,388
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$113,547,757$113,312,504$235,253$13,326,948$2,165,847$144,940
HawthornePointsBet$26,174,708$25,923,817$250,892$1,488,899$314,171$407
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$6,203,043$5,423,495$779,548$1,314,022$69,461$4,295
ArgosyN/A$2,423,209$0$2,423,209$172,207$25,831$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$936,575$0$936,575$74,228$10,808$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$780,295$0$780,295$93,262$13,267$0
Total$449,239,162$433,694,636$15,544,526$36,974,421$6,192,904$425,355

October 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
Casino QueenDraftKings$141,416,340$138,474,252$2,942,087$13,207,233$1,722,457$115,342
RiversBetRivers$115,497,756$101,546,001$13,951,755$13,131,663$1,939,860$170,938
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$105,571,911$105,235,658$336,253$12,521,849$1,671,313$116,422
HawthornePointsBet$60,777,714$60,250,110$527,605$5,550,739$767,989$71,314
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$5,600,506$4,274,205$1,326,301$1,563,631$92,243$3,223
ArgosyN/A$3,058,668$0$3,058,668$394,523$59,180$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,429,774$0$1,429,774$275,873$33,295$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$1,214,434$0$1,214,434$322,313$43,708$0
Total$434,567,103$409,780,227$24,786,876$46,967,823$6,330,045$477,239

September 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$112,719,576$98,599,684$14,119,892$6,771,455$893,757$80,979
Casino QueenDraftKings$98,316,259$95,920,730$2,395,529$2,045,757$33,263$0
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$78,568,310$78,376,659$191,651$1,498,339$0$1,111
HawthornePointsBet$8,876,182$8,853,933$22,249$478,710$24,887$128
ArgosyN/A$2,297,279$0$2,297,279$160,525$24,077$0
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill$2,216,866$1,331,231$885,635$496,215$12,173$95
Hollywood JolietN/A$1,141,444$0$1,141,444$158,037$20,160$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$1,088,023$0$1,088,023$145,492$17,276$0
Total$305,223,938$283,082,238$22,141,701$11,754,530$1,025,593$82,312

August 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$117,967,144$106,598,369$11,368,775$6,317,289$939,219$87,426
Casino QueenDraftKings$14,088,960$13,130,606$958,354$974,110$98,551$4,325
Par-A-DiceFanDuel$4,240,486$4,240,486$0-$16,378$0$0
ArgosyN/A$2,690,418$0$2,690,418$222,250$33,339$0
Grand VictoriaN/A$585,098$0$585,098$83,565$6,231$0
Hollywood JolietN/A$326,136$0$326,136$35,711$4,068$0
Hollywood AuroraN/A$167,406$0$167,406$26,942$3,596$0
Total$140,065,649$123,969,462$16,096,187$7,643,489$1,085,004$91,750

July 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$51,914,799$48,524,592$3,390,207$4,658,783$537,264$42,025
ArgosyN/A$609,813$0$609,813$110,401$6,334$0
Total$52,524,612$48,524,592$4,000,020$4,769,184$543,598$42,025

June 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversBetRivers$8,281,803$8,281,803$0$812,901$55,298$4,148
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$8,281,803$8,281,803$0$812,901$55,298$4,148

May 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$0$0$0$0$0$0

April 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$0$0$0-$592$0$0
ArgosyN/A$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total$0$0$0-$592$0$0

March 2020

LicenseeOnline BrandTotal HandleOnline HandleRetail HandleTotal RevenueState TaxLocal Tax
RiversN/A$994,501$0$994,501$118,799$10,786$1,438
ArgosyN/A$3,238$0$3,238$1,255$18$0
Total$997,739$0$997,739$120,054$10,804$1,438

Online Betting a Hit in Illinois

One of the biggest ongoing stories in the Illinois industry is the in-person registration requirement.

The Illinois Gambling Act was written to require people to visit a casino to sign up for sports betting accounts. But in 2020, COVID-19 had other plans. As a result of the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker suspended the in-person registration requirement twice in 2020. Once in June and again in August.

As a result, Illinoisans have had ample time to register for sports betting accounts on their mobile devices. And they’ve certainly taken advantage. In July, almost 93% of Illinois sports bets were placed online. In August, that number ticked up to 94%.

How Revenue Compares to Indiana

Neighboring Indiana has a more mature sports betting market in Illinois, as it was legalized in October 2019.

We can only compare data between Indiana and Illinois for a few months, but the Land of Lincoln is quickly gaining ground. In July, the Hoosier State reported $70.9 million in handle, followed by $169 million in August. While that’s higher than Illinois’ figures, there were eight online sportsbooks in Indiana as of August with no registration restrictions. In Illinois, there was only one for the entire month: BetRivers. And you couldn’t register online until Aug. 21, 2020.

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