Illinois: Betway withdraws application for online-only sports wagering license

Illinois: Betway withdraws application for online-only sports wagering license

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  • Chris Altruda, SportsHandle
October 30, 2023 4:31 PM
  • Chris Altruda, SportsHandle

Illinois Gaming Board Administrator Marcus Fruchter announced Thursday that Betway had sought and received permission to withdraw its application for an online-only sports wagering license, ending the agency’s supplemental licensing process without any operator receiving one.

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Betway, which was named a finalist for a license in July, also submitted an application during the original online-only licensing process that ended in December 2021, but withdrew during that review process. The supplemental bidding process for one of the state’s three available online-only licenses became necessary after Tekkorp Digital withdrew its application in October 2022. Tekkorp — doing business as Caliente Interactive — was a surprising finalist in April 2022 in a bidding process that is confidential per state law.