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Gems from Our Archive, September 2020: Best of Sports Betting

September 15, 2020

Every month, The Winning Ticket rounds up some of our favorite blogs from the Accel Entertainment archives. This month, we want to focus on the worldwide phenomenon of sports betting.


Accel Entertainment Scores Big with AE.Bet

Accel Entertainment is taking a new step forward and boldly entering the emerging world of sports betting in Illinois. In the summer of 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker legalized sports betting when he signed the new Sports Wagering Act. Accel Entertainment is happy to announce the launch of our new sports betting platform AE.Bet!


What’s the Deal with Illinois Sports Betting?

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker legalized sports betting in Illinois when he signed a $45 billion capital plan at the end of June. But that doesn’t mean you can make a bet today for the Bears to win the Super Bowl. There is much work to be done before people can begin betting on sports in Illinois.

Here is all you need to know about the new Sports Wagering Act.


Sports Betting Laws Across the U.S.

Have you dreamed of flying to Las Vegas to place a bet on your hometown team to win the big game? A flight to Vegas is no longer required!

As of the beginning of 2020, sports betting is officially legal in 16 states and one territory. Though each state/territory has slightly different laws, the types of legal sports betting primarily fall into two categories: retail or online. Check out our list of places in the U.S. where sports betting can be found.

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