Circa Sports Launches in Illinois, Eyes Future Launch in KY

Circa Sports Launches in Illinois, Eyes Future Launch in KY

Circa Sports went live in Illinois for retail and online sports betting at noon CT on Friday.
Their retail location features a 12-kiosk and three-window setup available at American Place Casino.
Circa Sports will launch later this year in Kentucky after announcing a partnership with ECL Corbin.

CHICAGO – Circa Sports officially launched their sportsbook in Illinois on Friday. Bettors can use Circa Sports through their mobile app or retail location at American Place Casino.

The Las Vegas-based sportsbook now adds Illinois to their live legal sports betting states catalog of Colorado, Iowa, and Nevada. Circa Sports is licensed in Kentucky but has yet to launch in the Bluegrass State.

Circa Sports is the eighth mobile operator to offer mobile sports betting in Illinois. They’re the first online sportsbook to be added to the Illinois sports betting options list since BetMGM joined in March of 2022.

Jeffrey Benson, Director of Operations of Circa Sports, said on Twitter Thursday “We’ve finally crossed the finish line and been given the green light to go live.”

They didn’t send me across country to sightsee in the windy city of Chicago. I’m not a leisure guy, its all business. We’ve finally crossed the finish line and been given the green light to go live. We’ll be operational at @AmericanPlaceIL & on the mobile app at Noon CT tomorrow!

— Jeffrey Benson (@JeffreyBenson12) September 29, 2023

Circa sports is operational at American Palace Casino and on the Circa Sports mobile app. Circa’s first brick-and-mortar sportsbook outside of Las Vegas offers 12 self-service kiosks and three betting windows.

Circa Sports Is Kentucky’s 8th Licensed Operator, Launch TBD

Now that Circa Sports is officially live in Illinois, the next step is launching in their remaining licensed state. Kentucky added Circa sports as their eight licensed sportsbook through their partnership with ECL Corbin, LLC.

Circa Sports offers a unique sportsbook that neighboring states like Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Indiana don’t have access too. The desirable odds on Circa Sports could convince those states’ residents to drive to Kentucky to make a bet.

Circa Sports or Kentucky haven’t set an official launch date for the online sportsbook to operate in Kentucky. Thursday marked the official launch of online Kentucky sports betting after retail launched on Sept. 7.

Circa Sports will operate their legal online sportsbook through Cumberland Run and The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland but have no plans to open a brick-and-mortar location at this point.

Advertising Disclosure

In order to provide you with the best independent sports betting news and content may receive a commission from partners when you make a purchase through a link on our site.

News tags: Circa Sports | Illinois | Jeffrey Benson | Kentucky

Zach Kelly

Zach graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Writing, Editing, and Media. Zach is interested in the legalization aspect of sports betting and enjoys participating in DFS. He has a passion for sports writing and most enjoys writing about football and baseball both professional and collegiate.

Author: Bobby Lopez