Giant online sportsbook powerhouse Bet365 might be keeping an eye on Illinois’ recently launched sports betting online app industry.
There is undoubtedly an opportunistic connection in place that might allow Bet365’s wish to be fulfilled. In Rockford, there is a Hard Rock Casino. In New Jersey, Bet365 collaborates with the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City to run its online sportsbook and casino.
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Is Bet365 Launching in Illinois?
However, a significant roadblock in Illinois will probably cause Bet365’s entry into the Land of Lincoln to be delayed. A moratorium was implemented as part of the new legislation governing sports betting in Illinois, making it illegal for internet-only businesses to start up in the state for the first 18 months following the legalization of online sports betting.
FanDuel and DraftKings previously disobeyed an Illinois statute banning daily fantasy sports; therefore, the ordinance was passed as retribution. But as long as the decision is in force, it will probably stop other online-only businesses like Bet365 from setting up shop in Illinois.
By agreeing to create a retail sportsbook in partnership with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, DraftKings was able to get around the rule. They are, therefore, authorized to provide online sports betting.
As a method to introduce their online service to the state, Bet365 may decide to follow suit and build a physical sportsbook at the Hard Rock. Betrivers Illinois only recently released its app in the state.
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