Where Can I Bet the Kentucky Derby Online From Illinois?

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You can bet the Kentucky Derby online from Illinois in the comfort of your home at any one of the internationally licensed racebooks, none of which will ever require a social security number.

Illinois embraces horse racing and the betting that goes with it.  The state is home to a handful of race tracks including Fairmount in the southern part of the state and Arlington closer to Chicago.   Hawthorne is another top race track located near Chicago.

Illinois is a big state and getting to these tracks is not easy for everyone.  Most of the state’s horse racing aficionados will opt for online betting as opposed to venturing out to the tracks.   You can bet nearly every one of them will be getting down on the Kentucky Derby.

Club Hawthorne will be hosting a huge Kentucky Derby party that is expected to sell out quick.  The good news is that there are nine different Club Hawthorne locations in and around the Chicago area. 

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