PointsBet Goes Live in The Illinois Market

PointsBet Goes Live in The Illinois Market

Global sportsbook operator PointsBet announced the launch of its Illinois mobile app and digital sports betting product. The launch has made PointsBet live in four markets in the US, the others being Indiana, Iowa, and New Jersey.

A good presence in Chicago

Apart from its digital sports betting offering and mobile app, PointsBet will also be making its retail presence felt in Chicago. The sportsbook operator will be making its products available at four sites in the city. The flagship retail location will at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney. Three off-track betting (OTB) premium sportsbooks locations will be launched in Crestwood, Oakbrook Terrace, and Prospect Heights.

PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken noted, “The passionate sports fans in the state can now experience our leading online sports betting product and see for themselves why we’ve long stated that the best product experience will win. PointsBet possesses competitive advantages by owning our technology environment from end to ends, such as unrivaled speed and ease of use on a personalized platform.”

He noted that the firm is excited to go live in their fourth American market. Together with the Hawthorne Race Course, they plan to provide customers in Illinois with a premium sports betting experience.

Hawthorne to be the shining glory

Hawthorne was approved to move ahead with a $400 million redevelopment of Chicago’s Hometown Track by the Illinois Gaming Board in July this year. It would be a multi-dimensional gaming entertainment destination that will provide casino and sportsbook options to the users. It would be the first of its kind located in the state featuring dining concepts, a multi-story parking garage, enhanced pari-mutuel wagering, and slots alongside table games. The facility is expected to open in late 2021 after receiving final licensing approvals.

Aitken noted that PointsBet will be offering the best market price for all Chicago Bears games this season. It will be available for both pregame spreadline and Moneyline bets. The Crowd Booster promotion will also be available to fans during the 2020 NFL season. The spread of the bears will be boosted by 5 points for every 200 bets.

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