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Sports betting just got harder for some Illinois residents. Here's how.

For Illinois residents in communities without easy access to a casino, racetrack or off-track betting facility that hosts a sportsbook, it just got much harder to open a legal sports betting account. 

Watch now: Illinois had $2.46 billion in sports bets over 10 months. The numbers keep growing.

Sports betting became legal in Illinois a year ago. Then came COVD — and an opportunity. 

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