Illinois to legalize sports betting at Wrigley and Soldier Field

Illinois to legalize sports betting at Wrigley and Soldier Field

CLOSE According to a study by the National Research Group, legalized sports betting could lead potential gamblers watching more sports live on TV. Statesman Journal Wisconsin sports fans may soon be able to head south of the border and place bets against the Bears, Cubs and Bulls after the Illinois General Assembly passed a gambling expansion […]

Judge — Law applies to sports betting, not lotteries

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some states feared would make online lottery activities illegal and put the programs they fund at risk. Judge Paul Barbadoro’s ruling comes in response to a suit filed by […]

Illinois one step closer to legalized sports gambling

Illinois one step closer to legalized sports gambling

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Ethan Miller/Getty Images SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House has pushed through a monstrous expansion of legalized gambling in the state, not only adding thousands of new casino wagering opportunities but legalizing betting on sporting events for the first time. The House voted 87-27 Saturday night to OK the plan. The Senate must […]

For Illinois Sports Betting Bill, It’s Now Or Next Year

For Illinois Sports Betting Bill, It’s Now Or Next Year

The exhaustive effort to legalize sports betting in Illinois is heading into overtime. Friday was a frantic day in the state capitol, with a myriad of bills on the docket and a number of key issues to hammer out. Lawmakers did make a noticeable dent in the pile, but leaders were force to issue a bad-news […]