Chicago Cubs interested in sportsbook at Wrigley Field

The team is considering opening a sportsbook just outside of the Friendly Confines. Credits: WJBC.com
The team is considering opening a sportsbook just outside of the Friendly Confines. Credits: WJBC.com

The MLB team Chicago Cubs is reportedly interested in featuring a sportsbook at its stadium.

US.- Sports betting is once again reaching new heights in the US, this time as the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Chicago Cubs expressed its interest in the possibility of featuring a sportsbook at its stadium Wrigley Field.

ESPN reported that multiple sources familiar with the team said that the team is considering opening a sportsbook just outside of the Friendly Confines. The sportsbook could feature betting windows, automated kiosks and a venue inside the stadium. Though the Cubs did not provide any comments in regards to the subject, Illinois continues its preparations to debut sports betting in the state.

“We will work with our clubs to explore the opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving sports betting landscape in a socially responsible manner,” a spokesperson for MLB told ESPN in a statement.

Illinois Senate approved sports betting earlier this month

The Senate approved earlier this month a huge gambling expansion bill that adds six more casinos and approves legalised sports betting in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker has already said that he is in favour of it, though he has already received it and hasn’t signed it.

The bill authorises six new casinos in downtown Chicago, Williamson County, Rockford, Waukegan, Danville and South Suburbs. Those facilities, as well as race tracks and sports venues with more than 17,000 seats will also be eligible to buy sports betting licences.

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