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And with that the sports betting landscape in Illinois is changed forever. 

 

Hockey fans might recognize that voice; its Eddie Olczyk (Ole-Check), who placed the first legal sports bet in Illinois history. Eddie placed a $100 on the White Sox to win the American League pennant.

 

He did it at the Rivers Casino in Des Plains. It’s the first bricks and mortar sports book in the state. 

 

Two more are expected on line soon, one in Alton and another in Elgin.

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