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Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Illinois

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
May/04/2019

You will not be able to bet using the Draftkings sportsbook app from Illinois for at least the next two years.  Offshore sportsbook are currently accessible and in-state sportsbooks will be open for business starting early 2020, perhaps in time for the Super Bowl.


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When Can I Bet Using the Draftkings App From Inside Illinois

Draftkings was explicitly prohibited from entering the state for a 24 month period due to it and sites like FanDuel having operated in states where daily fantasy sports contests were not considered legal.

Many speculate the move was simply to give another Illinois established operator, specifically the Rivers Casino, a head start.

Draftkings released a series of ads blasting the two year ban.

Rivers representative Paul Gaynor responded to the ads in a statement to Legal Sports Report:

“It’s not surprising that FanDuel and DraftKings are spending $1 million to try and buy a duopoly after years of engaging in conduct that the Attorney General concluded clearly constituted illegal gambling, without following regulations, paying taxes or paying licensing fees.

“Now they want to be rewarded for their improper behavior and put in front of the line ahead of gaming entities who complied with the law and regulations, paid taxes and put thousands of Illinois residents to work.

“While we support the legalization of sports betting, what we don’t support are companies that brazenly operate outside the rules, which is why a regulatory waiting period would ensure the integrity of sports betting and that they fully and readily comply with the same strict regulations already being followed by existing gaming operators.”

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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