Illinois Issues First Sports-Betting Licenses, Consults On Co-Branding

  • Illinois Gaming Board grants seven sports-betting licenses to casinos
  • IGB administrator says co-branding rule designed to “clarify ambiguity” in state law
  • IGB accepting public comments on branding rule through June 29

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has granted its first batch of sports-betting licenses, a key step toward what could be a competitive online sports-betting market sooner than many expected.

Seven Illinois casinos were granted four-year master sports-betting licenses during an IGB meeting Thursday, the body’s first meeting since January.

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