Illinois Gaming Board approves Hard Rock and Betway for sports wagering licenses

Illinois Gaming Board approves Hard Rock and Betway for sports wagering licenses

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  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle
July 27, 2023 9:05 PM
  • Chris Altruda, Sports Handle

The Illinois Gaming Board continued an active summer on the sports wagering front Thursday, approving Hard Rock for both mobile and retail licenses and announcing Betway as the lone winning bidder for one of the state’s three online-only wagering licenses.

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At its meeting last month, the state agency OK’d a retail wagering license for Full House Resorts, which runs The Temporary in Waukegan. Circa Sports is handling both retail and mobile betting for Full House, and it is projecting to launch in the back half of September, early in the NFL regular season, per a Tweet from Circa Director of Operations Jeffrey Benson.