Over $285M Waged by Illinois Sports Bettors in September

Over $285M Waged by Illinois Sports Bettors in September

The latest numbers released by the Illinois Gaming Board show bettors in the state wagered more than $285 million on sports contests in September.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, New Jersey leads the way in sports betting, posting $803 million in bets in October.

The gaming board has yet to release October numbers for Illinois. Sports betting got off to a shaky start in March in the state as the COVID-19 pandemic got underway.

Initially, gamblers were required to register for accounts in person at a casino. Gov. JB Pritzker eased that rule, allowing bettors to register online from their phones and start wagering immediately.

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