Online gambling operator PointsBet has launched its online, mobile and retail sportsbook offerings in the state of Illinois.
PointsBet’s sports betting website and mobile application will be available to players across the state, with players able to bet on a range of professional and collegiate sports.
PointsBet will also roll out a series of retail sportsbooks across the Chicagoland area of the state, including at the Hawthorne Race Course, which in July secured approval to push ahead with a $400m redevelopment project.
The racetrack, founded in 1891 and the longest-running legal gambling business in the state, will be transformed into a multi-dimensional gaming destination with slots, table games, pari-mutuel wagering and dining concepts.
The redeveloped Hawthorne Casino & Race Course is expected to open in late 2021, pending final licensing approvals.