We’re Off to Chicago for a Non-Stop Gambling Weekend!

We’re traveling to the windy city next week to pound some beers and check out legal sports betting options available in the area. We will take in some games, make some bets, and review online and casino venues on the BETMAPS website and iOS/Android app. We will post video reviews, write news posts, and basically document our non-stop gambling weekend for all to see! So, check back here and on our social media to follow our trip!

Our Mission

We are headed out Thursday, November 21st to Sunday, November 24th to check out the legal sports betting scene outside of Chicagoland. Staying in the heart of Chicago’s River North area is great, but sometimes you just want to kick back, watch a game, throw some money down, and relax. I’m definitely no sharp (professional sports bettor) and have actually never bet on sports online, so this will be a great opportunity for you to experience online sports betting first-hand with us! As we’ve said all along, online sportsbooks are great, but sometimes you need that loud, big-screen, stadium seating, full bar, sportsbook atmosphere. That’s why we are also going to the casino sportsbooks in the area. We’ll be reviewing them as well.

Kicking it Off

We will be starting the weekend off with some Thursday Night Football in nearby Indiana with the Colts vs Texans game. There is also a little Suns vs Pelicans and Bucks vs Trailblazers action that night as well. As you may know, sports betting is legal in Illinois, but has not went live yet. License applications will be accepted starting in December. For more info on Illinois sports betting, check out our news post on the potential stadium sportsbooks in Illinois. So, we will be making the short trip over to Indiana to make our sports bets this weekend.

Cross the Line, Bet Online!

Friday, we will cross state lines and get some parlays going on that NBA action. We’ll be sure to sample all the various online sportsbooks and report back all that they have to offer. That evening, we’ll check out some of the sports bars and soon-to-be sportsbooks in Chicago’s River North area. We will be sure to post reviews, news posts, and videos of all the spots we hit.

Going Deep (into Indiana)

Saturday is all about NCAA football. We will head further into Indiana to check out some of the other physical sportsbooks in the area. We’ll check out some in-play betting in addition to the parlay action available with a full day of NCAA. Our Arizona State Sun Devils are looking to upset the Oregon Ducks, and we will be cheering them on!

NFL Sunday Funday

Topping off our non-stop gambling weekend, we’re gonna catch all the action from some great spots in the heart of Chitown before defrosting and heading home to Phoenix. We will be sure to get Sunday’s bets in online that morning, if not the night before.

Be sure to check back here and across all our social media for updates and reviews from our trip. We look forward to bringing you as much info as possible on all that the Chicago legal sports betting scene has to offer.


Check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of our trip!


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