Sports Bettors in the state of Illinois can still register for an online sports betting account remote from anywhere within the Land of Lincoln’s state boundaries following the signing of an executive order by Governor J.B. Pritzker. This is the second time to date that the executive order that continues to permit residents to join online and mobile sportsbooks without the need to travel to the physical sportsbook has been extended.
During the height of the global pandemic shut downs, physical casinos were closed across Illinois, meaning that bettors could not physically visit those facilities to set up an online sports betting account (as is generally required under Illinois State Law. However, in a rare moment of proactive and enlightened thinking by the State’s lawmakers, remote registration was allowed from June 4 onwards. This law has been readdressed since on a monthly basis and with no end to the pandemic in sight, the decision to allow remote registration is proving a much-need boost to the state’s nascent sports wagering industry.