Governor Pritzker signs law repealing in-state ban on Illinois collegiate sports betting

Dec 18, 2021

For the first time since sports betting was legalized in Illinois two years ago, bettors can now lay wagers on DePaul, Northwestern and other in-state college teams.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed legislation lifting the ban on in-state collegiate action, a measure that’s expected to increase the volume of bets in the state’s burgeoning industry — over the objection of some university officials, who have argued it puts student-athletes at risk.

Source: Chicago Sun Times