PointsBet strikes deal to enter Illinois sports betting market

Sports Betting

PointsBet has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PointsBet Illinois has been issued a Temporary Operating Permit by the Illinois Gaming Board.

This approval allows PointsBet to commence retail and online sports betting operations in Illinois, subject to the Company’s partner, Hawthorne Race Course, receiving a Master Sports Wagering Licence.

Earlier this year, PointsBet also launched sports betting initiatives in Michigan and Indiana. Since May 2018, the U.S. states have had the power to legalise sports betting. In mid-2019, the Illinois Governor introduced the state’s own betting laws.