The Illinois State Police is a multifaceted police agency which specializes in enforcing the laws, protecting the public and providing an array of specialty services to local, state and federal agencies. The most significant responsibility of the State Police is the safety of citizens through law enforcement, patrol, investigations, forensic Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 7, 1991, Alton, IllinoisAlton has stake in off-track betting bill sent to Edgar By DENNIS MCMURRAY Telegraph staff writer SPRINGFIELD - Betting on the horses as well as on slot machines and cards could be in Alton's future. Illinois sports betting has launched! It took a bit to get set up, but the process has officially been completed! After opening the application process in December 2019, Illinois launched sports betting on March 9, 2020. Illinois became the 15th state to open their doors and accept a legal sports wager and the first in the 2020 calendar year. Illinois sports betting ‘on track’ for March Madness launch, Pritzker says The new industry “appears to be on track and will be up and running in time for March Madness,” the governor said 7/5/2020 We are now live racing without spectators! However, you can place your bets at our off track betting parlors in Alton, Sauget and Springfield (hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.). Our parlors in Alton and Sauget are bet and go only! Our parlor in Springfield is open with Phase 4 Mandates in place. Remember to wear a mask and social distance.
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