Welcome to BetChicago!
Welcome to BetChicago!
Whether you’re a casual fan who has never placed a bet on a game, or you’ve been betting on sports for years, we'll deliver news and analysis to keep you educated, informed and entertained.
Dear Illinois sports fans and bettors – Monday, May 14 was a great day for us – in fact, it was a great day for sports fans throughout the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the entire United States. That was the day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited betting on sports, ruling in New Jersey’s favor over the objections of professional leagues and the NCAA. The decision cleared the way for other states to pass their own laws to allow sports betting and for fans finally to be able to feel the excitement that comes from having a few bucks on a game and cheering that bet to victory. Illinois is working on such legislation, and with any luck, residents of the state will be able to wager on sports – legally – in less than a year’s time. And we’re here to help. Whether you’re a casual fan who has never placed a bet on a game in your life, or you’ve been betting on sports for years, our team of writers and editors will deliver round-the-clock news and analysis to keep you educated, informed and entertained. Don’t know the difference between a point spread and a parlay? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you. Or perhaps you’re an experienced bettor looking for insight from Las Vegas oddsmakers about why a line moved and where it may be heading. We’ll offer that as well. We’ll also offer plenty of fantasy content. Fantasy sports, after all, is a form of sports betting, and we’ll help you make the draft picks, trades, waiver wire moves and starts that will take you to league titles. Not everything you read, watch or listen to here on BetChicago.com will be about betting or fantasy, however. We’ll cover sports as sports, and while our focus will be on what’s happening in Chicago and throughout Illinois, we’ll cover the most important national sports news, too. Our data pages – scoreboards, oddsboards, matchup pages, schedules, etc – will be among the best on the web, and we’ll roll them out as seasons start. For now, check out our baseball and golf pages, but please keep in mind we're still working through some kinks. We’ll have NFL and college football in time to get you ready for those seasons, followed by the NBA, NHL and more. And even before a sports betting law passes in Illinois, we’ll offer you the chance to compete and win. Look soon for our contests that will be free to enter and fun to play, and if you’re good enough, you can win some cash and other fantastic prizes. So [RSVP to join our community and collect an instant prize], [bookmark us], [follow us on Twitter] and [like us on Facebook]. We promise to keep you informed and entertained about all things Chicago sports. Also, please drop us line at [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com "Email Bet Chicago") and let us know how we’re doing, what you like or don't like about our stuff and what else you want to see from us – or just to ask a question or to say hello. We’re proud to be serving the great community of Chicago sports fans. Sincerely, Marcus DiNitto, managing editor : https://www.betchicago.info/contest/ : https://betchicago.com : https://twitter.com/betchicago1 : https://www.facebook.com/betchicago/2018-06-05T19:18:48.906Z2018-06-14T15:04-04:00