Thousands of Bears fans will make their way to Soldier Field Sept. 5 to witness the team’s latest grudge match against the Green Bay Packers.Mitchell Armentrout
But instead of trying to score tickets or plunking down on the couch to watch on TV, it’s a safe bet that scores of additional die-hards will trek a mile across the Indiana border to the Horseshoe Hammond Casino, where they’ll be able to put down the Chicago area’s first-ever legal wagers on the nearly century-old rivalry.
While the Illinois Gaming Board scrambles to draft regulations on sports betting — not to mention a mountain of additional legal wrangling sprung from the state’s mammoth gambling expansion — executives at the Indiana casino that’s just a 25-minute drive from the Loop plan to announce Monday their new sports book will launch Sept. 4, a day ahead of the NFL kickoff.
This will be really exciting!! For us Chicagoan’s- we do not have to go all the way to Vegas to sports bet! I am so ready for football there is like 16 days left. Baseball season has been crushing me and we’re all excited over here to see Da Bears!!
This has been a long time coming and I am seeing for revenge! Last time I bet on the Packers in Vegas back in 2011, it was against the Falcons. The line was -2.5 and the Packers were going for a field goal. The fucking kicker shanks it left….Falcons get the ball and win it. There goes my 6 team parlay to win $800. FUCK THE PACKERS, I hope that the Bears cream them.