Wes Burns

Wes Burns has more than a decade's worth of experience as a writer, researcher and analyst in the legal gambling industry. As a former professional online poker player, Wes approaches his work from the viewpoint of players.

Illinois sports betting begins

Illinois Sports Betting Begins Monday, March 9th

Update: Sports betting has officially begun in Illinois. Rivers Casino in Des Plaines accepted the state’s first-ever legal sports wager at noon. Illinois sports betting has set a tentative launch date: Monday, March 9th. BetRivers Sportsbook at Rivers Casino Des Plaines announced on Friday that it plans to launch at noon on Monday, pending final …

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Jason Ader interview

Exclusive Interview: SpringOwl Co-Founder Jason Ader on Responsible Gambling in a Regulated Market

The ongoing rollout of sports betting and online gambling legislation across the country is already resulting in some eyebrow-raising revenue figures from some states. Despite increased access to legal gambling options and a strengthening domestic market, Americans still have access to illegal offshore gambling options that lack financial and responsibility safeguards.

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