ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — More than $1 billion was wagered on sports in the state of Illinois in October, setting a new record for the sports betting industry.
Illinois’ take was also one of the highest monthly records anywhere in the United States.
The house earnings generated about $15 million in state tax revenue, and about $1 million for Cook County’s government.
Sports betting was legalized in Illinois in March 2020. Since then, more than $17 billion has been wagered in the state.