Caesars Racebook Is Now Live for Illinois Bettors

Caesars Racebook Is Now Live for Illinois Bettors
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Illinois sports betting and horse racing fans now have another option to handicap and wager. Caesars Racebook is now live in Illinois.

With the addition of Illinois, Caesars Racebook is now live in 21 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Caesars Sportsbook Illinois also is well-established.

The racing app offers wagering on races at more than 300 thoroughbred, harness, and quarter horse tracks worldwide, from Hong Kong, France, UK, Ireland, Australia and many others.

Caesars Dedicated to Horse Racing

Caesars Entertainment has been a longtime supporter of everything horse racing, including being the presenting sponsor of the annual National Horseplayers Championship at Horseshoe Las Vegas (March 15-17). Caesars also operates horse racing tracks at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Horseshoe Indianapolis, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs.

Their new endeavor - Harrah’s Columbus Racing & Casino (casino, sportsbook and a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack) - is scheduled to open before June in Columbus, Nebraska. Eleven racetracks all have or will begin their winter meets this month: Aqueduct, Charles Town, Laurel Park, Louisiana Downs, Mahoning Valley Race Course, Parx Racing, Penn National, Sam Houston, Sunland Park, Turfway Park and Turf Paradise.

As a side note, Caesars Entertainment will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023 after the market closes on Feb. 20. Stay close to for racing and sports betting news as well as for information on Illinois online casinos.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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