Illinois Gambling News November 2023

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Ean Lamb
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We have all the latest betting news pertaining to your favorite Illinois sports teams as well as updates related to the state gambling sector.


Rivers Casino Comes Clean With Breach That Happened Three Months Ago

DES PLAINES, IL ( - Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, IL says they uncovered a customer data breach that took place backin August.  The casino only confirmed the cyber attack this past week. 

“Casino Des Plaines utilizes robust security protocols.” the casino wrote in the statement. “Unfortunately, we recently discovered a data security incident. Upon learning of the incident, Rivers promptly took steps to contain the threat and secure our systems, avoiding any interruption to our operations or in the services we provide to our customers.”

Customer financial information, tax identification, Social Security, and passport numbers were possibly compromised and could be sold on the dark web.

It is not immediately known how many individuals were impacted by the hack.

- Updated November 24, 6:44 pm

Running a Bookie Biz in Illinois Still Possible Even With Regulation

CHICAGO, IL ( - The best part about being an Illinois bookie is the restrictions placed on regulated sites.  They can't take bets on in-state schools online for example.  The local bookie can.  In this sense, DraftKings and FanDuel act as a gateway to the industry as a whole.  Eventually players first introduced through these sites find themselves betting limited while desiring more gambling opportunities (the online casino, political bets, entertainment, Super Bowl novelty props).  Read More Here

- Updated November 24, 6:44 pm

Northwestern Becomes Bowl Eligible

CHICAGO, IL ( - A big game is on tap in Illinois Saturday as the Northwestern Wildcats takes on interstate rivals the Illinois Fighting Illini.

This is a meaningful game, more so perhaps for the Illini, as they must win to be bowl eligible and make back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time since 2010-11. Northwestern secured its first bowl berth in three seasons after beating Purdue 23-15 last week.

Illinois opened as a -5 point home favorite with the number moving up to -6 at some books.  Around 75% of the action was on Northwestern.

Illinois (5-6, 3-5) is coming off a 15-13 road loss at Iowa having surrendered a game-winning, 30-yard touchdown run with 4:43 remaining in the game.  The Fighting Illini have only covered the spread in three games this season.

- Updated November 24, 6:54 pm

- Ean Lamb,

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