Indiana had already beat Illinois in a race to allow sports wagering at the state's ten casinos. But the Hoosier State has also beat the Land of Lincoln at getting sports betting online.
On Thursday, Indiana launched online sports betting. Illinois’ sports betting isn’t quite ready yet. Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson was disappointed at Illinois’ slow rollout.
Even when Illinois eventually launches its sports betting, PlayIndiana.com writer Dustin Gouker says Indiana’s policies may have advantages over Illinois’ industry.