The state of Illinois has made a plea to legalise more forms of online gambling, however, this endeavour has not proven to be fruitful.
The Prairie State is restricted by both federal and state laws, making certain forms of gambling legal and others illegal until a reform bill is passed.
While not as strict as states like Hawaii and Utah, where all forms of gambling are prohibited, Illinois still has a long way to go in order to become a trailblazing state for punters.
Here, players are able to enjoy a night out at a land-based casino, play a friendly game of poker with their friends or bet on pari-mutuel horse races, meaning there is some leeway. However, the state of Illinois is not as lenient towards online gambling activities as one may suspect.