his approval allows PointsBet to commence retail and online sports betting operations in
Illinois, subject to the Company’s partner, Hawthorne Race Course Inc. (“HRC”), receiving a
Master Sports Wagering Licence.
On 28 June 2019, the Governor of Illinois signed sports betting legislation into law. Since then
PointsBet and HRC have been working in tandem towards building a world-class, multifaceted sports entertainment venue centrally located at the Hawthorne Race Course, together with several off track betting outlets throughout the Greater Chicago Area.
Earlier this year, PointsBet also launched sports betting initiatives in Michigan and Indiana. And on July 9, PBH kickstarted a fixed-odds betting program for horse racing in New Jersey.