Illinois Rep. Bob Rita

Democratic Rep. Robert Rita has filed a new bill in the Illinois General Assembly to bring online casino gambling to the Prairie State. The bill would launch legal casino sites through local casinos and racetracks should it be approved. Illinois already has online sports betting available. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Players in Illinois may soon be…

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Missouri Lawmakers

Missouri is not shying away from the sports betting industry as three new bills have been pre-filed by different sponsors. The Show-Me State was close to sports wagering legalization in 2020 prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the upcoming 2021 session hopes to finish the job. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have already…

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Fairmount Park - FanDuel

The investment will rename Fairmount Park to FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing along with other improvements to the track. This is FanDuel’s first investment in a racetrack as a company and could be the first of many investments of this nature. FanDuel’s investment in Fairmount Park will also bring back the St. Louis Derby which…

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Chicago-Casino-Bill-Fails

The Chicago casino bill set out to lower the 72% tax rate for a gaming venue in the city. Opponents said that passing the bill may have lowered funds for the state’s infrastructure plan and slow the rollout of other casinos. The issue will likely come back during the 2020 legislative session.  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –…

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