I alluded to the development that legal sports gambling would be coming soon to Illinois in an article last week, and the news officially broke this morning that Rivers Casino opens its sportsbook this Monday:
This is huge news for the state, as legal betting will bring in massive revenue. It's also fantastic news for degenerates everywhere. Think of people flocking to Des Plaines to place a wager on a Horizon League basketball game? That's a wonderful sight that brings a tear to my eye. This is perfect timing for the college basketball conference tournaments next week plus March Madness following, the NBA and NHL playoffs starting this spring, and the MLB season starting in a few weeks. Way to get it done, Illinois.