Spanish soccer offers option to missing US sport. Instead of placing bets on the NBA playoffs or Major League Baseball, as they usually would this time of the year, punters in Illinois contended with Spanish soccer action from La Liga. The game between Real Madrid and Valencia attracted majority of the bets.
The first legal online wager placed shortly after the official launch of sports betting in the state, consisting of 4 $20 bets on PGA Tour’ Heritage Tournament, featuring the finishing positions of four golfers. Officials at Rivers Casino Des Plaines reported overall betting on soccer, golf and UFC remained strong throughout the weekend.
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