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Gamblers set new sports betting record in Illinois

Illinois sports bettors continue to set records. 

According to the Illinois Gaming Board, $1.03 billion was bet on sports in the state, the second consecutive month the handle has topped the billion dollar mark.  

“Very promising because two billion dollar months in a row will put the year at very close to $10 billion in handle, so that’s pretty significant,” said Dave Briggs with PlayIllinois.com.

The Land of Lincoln is the just the fourth state that has handled more than a billion dollars in sports bets in a month. The other states are New York, New Jersey and Nevada.

Illinois sports bettors continue to set records. 

According to the Illinois Gaming Board, $1.03 billion was bet on sports in the state, the second consecutive month the handle has topped the billion dollar mark.  

“Very promising because two billion dollar months in a row will put the year at very close to $10 billion in handle, so that’s pretty significant,” said Dave Briggs with PlayIllinois.com.

The Land of Lincoln is the just the fourth state that has handled more than a billion dollars in sports bets in a month. The other states are New York, New Jersey and Nevada.

This article originally appeared on The Center Square.

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