Hard Rock applies for sports wagering licenses in Illinois

Hard Rock applies for sports wagering licenses in Illinois

Article brief provided by Sports Handle
  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle
September 26, 2022 9:59 PM
  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle
  • Illinois
  • Sports Betting

Hard Rock Sportsbook is the latest gaming operator to apply for a sports wagering license in Illinois, with the Illinois Gaming Board showing on its website the Florida-based casino has put in for both retail and mobile licenses.

The retail license application was submitted Aug. 23 by 815 Entertainment, the local ownership group for the casino in Rockford near the Wisconsin border. Hard Rock has been operating a temporary casino there since last November — with electronic gaming devices and slots only — and will break ground on its permanent venue Wednesday.

Seminole Hard Rock Digital put forth the Management Services Provider application required for a mobile license to the IGB on Aug. 16, further adding to a growing list of operators looking to join the seven options currently available to Illinois bettors.