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Help available for Illinoisans suffering gambling addiction

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Illinois. Whether it’s betting on sports, scratching cards, roulette, poker, the slots, the casino, the corner bar, or just opening up the laptop, gambling is hard to avoid, said Patrick Laughlin, deputy director of communications for the Illinois Department of Human Services. During March Madness, more young men […]

Legal sports betting proves popular in Illinois

In its first year, legal sports betting in Illinois has proved to be popular. Eric Noggle, state revenue analyst with the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, said people are spending as much as $12.9 million a day on sports wagers, both online and in-person. In August 2021 alone, Illinoisans spent $400.4 million on […]