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Insiders Talk Sports Betting in Illinois

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jun/04/2019

Joe Ostrowski of 670 The Score has been a busy man these past 24 plus hours.  He's been speaking to everyone who's anyone in the world of sports betting as Illinois prepares to legalize the activity.


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Both the House and Senate approved a measure that would permit sports gambling in stadiums, arenas, ball parks, casinos and race tracks while Chicago's two airports, O'Hare International and Midway, will begin installing slot machines.

The bill still awaits a signature from Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker, who has already declared his support.

Gambling expansion is only part of legislation that looks to bring more revenue to Illinois.  Assuming Pritzker signs off, recreational marijuana will also become legalized in the state.

Top Gambling Attorney Talks Legalized Sports Betting in Illinois - Joe Ostrowski of 670 The Score sits down with Dan Wallach, a gaming attorney on the forefront of legalized sports betting across the US, as Illinois is set to begin taking bets from the likes of Wrigley Field and Soldier Field.  Illinois will also be installing slot machines in both O’Hare and Midway Airports.

Illinois Sports Betting Pointperson State Rep Bob Rita Interview  - Rita speaks to Ostrowskiabout the emerging sports betting scene in Illinois following passage of a bill in both the House and Senate with the Governor widely expected to sign off on it.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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