(Image: Two Rivers Casino Des Plaines, Illinois)

Two Rivers Casino in Des Plaines has officially been approved to open the first legal sports book in Illinois. It’s long overdue, but there’s not much to complain about considering the timing Illinois lawmakers decided to put this into play- 7 days before March Madness.

BetRivers Sportsbook is set to launch Monday, March 9th. As of right now, the casino will not be offering wagers on horse races, and some college basketball games are restricted as well. A website and phone app is set to launch before the end of 2020.

The BetRivers Sportsbook has 30 kiosks and 5 ticket windows available to sports bettors. The massive 4,840 square foot sportsbook features a 47-foot-wide video wall, and a full service bar.