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Sports betting launches in Illinois with first wager at Rivers Casino

9th March, 21:15

The sports betting parlor at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened to the public Monday morning. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

All sports bets are on in Illinois.

The Land of Lincoln became the 15th state to play host to a legal sports wager as Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened the state's first sportsbook Monday morning, introducing Illinois' latest gambling foray -- one that officials are betting will help bankroll an ambitious capital plan for the cash-strapped state.

For the ballyhooed first bet, Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk put $100 down on his hometown White Sox to win the American League pennant at 16-to-1 odds.

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