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Welcome to OfftrackBettingIllinois.com – your #1 source for all things off track betting in Illinois. Thanks to the numerous offtrack betting locations throughout Illinois, horse racing wagers have become infinitely more accessible. While bettors have historically placed their bet at Arlington Park race course, they can now conveniently pop into an offtrack betting bureau nearby, or place their bets online.
At OffTrackBettingIllinois.com we are all about horse racing and horse wagering in the great State of Illinois. If you are heading trackside to one of the live racing venues in the state, making your wagers at an online racebook or heading out for a day of fun at your local off track betting location (OTB), you can count on us for the best horse betting information on the internet.
Illinois, and in particular the greater Chicago area, has hosted great horse racing and wagering action for over 100 years. Famed Arlington Park is home to the Grade 1 “Arlington Million” stakes race held annually in August. With Hall Of Fame jockey Willie Shoemaker on board the legendary thoroughbred John Henry won the inaugural race, held in 1981.
Horseracing enthusiasts are never far from the action even if they can’t make it out to live racing. The internet offers online wagering from tracks around the globe. If want to gather your friends and head out for dinner and drinks consider one of Illinois off track betting bureaus for all your horse racing and wagering action.
Arlington Park Horse Racing
Arlington Park has been the site of great horse racing since its inception in 1927. In 2000 Churchill Downs Incorporated purchased the park and added it to their impressive stable of horse racing venues that includes the legendary Church Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to the Arlington Million, the world’s first million-dollar thoroughbred stakes race, Arlington Park has also hosted the Beverly D. Stakes and the Secretariat Stakes races. Like an oasis in a sea of metropolis a visit to Arlington Park is a feast for the senses. From the freshly mowed turf course to its majestic grandstand, a trip to this famed horse racing venue should be on everyone’s “bucket list”.
You can also get in on the action from your home or office with trusted and recommended racebooks like sportsbook.com or at one of the states 26 off track betting parlors.
Illinois Off Track Betting Bureaus
The State of Illinois, like many jurisdictions throughout North America and around the globe have embraced the Off Track Betting concept. Whether it’s a comfortable neighborhood pub or a spacious teletheater, Illinois offers some of best and most convenient OTB parlors anywhere.
Round up your friends and head out for an exciting day or evening betting on the races along with great food and drinks. Bet on a Pick Three, a superfecta or a trifecta at any of these trusted and respected off-track horse wagering outlets.
Trackside Arlington Park OTB2000 Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60006 (847) 385-7671 http://www.arlingtonpark.com/trackside/locations/arlington-international
Situated at Arlington Park Racetrack, this OTB is one of America’s largest and best off-track wagering establishments. Featuring a superbe colonial style design, this two story building offers 200+ seats in it’s fine restaurant, a grandstand area, 12 simulcast centers, not one but two Gold VIP rooms and last but not least, a 400 seat banquet area. Ideal for any and all horse bettors looking for a memorable and entertaining experience.
Trackside Chicago OTB901 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL 60642-2540 (312) 787-9600 joesbar.com
In Chicago and looking for an OTB location that will take bets on your favorite ponies? Trackside Chicago OTB at Joe's Bar features a casual and comfortable atmosphere that always makes a for a great time, and bettors can wager on action from the top racetracks on the planet, and in North America.
Trackside Rockford OTB4007 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 (815) 398-2300 www.ShootersDCL.com
The famous Shooter’s Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes offers one of the most comfortable settings to wager on horse racing from our continent, or elsewhere in the world. Featuring 80+ television monitors all throughout the establishment, you won’t miss any horse racing action at Trackside Rockford. They’re open 7 days a week, and serve top notch food all the time!
Trackside Waukegan OTB630 S. Green Bay Road Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-1400 www.arlingtonpark.com/trackside/locations/waukegan
With over 250 television monitors to follow a dizzying array of horse racing events all over North America, Trackside Waukegan OTB is known for it’s casual and comfortable vibe. Whether you’re taking in the action from the newly redesigned Finish Line Restaurant, the Grandstand Bar, the Horse Shoe Bar or the Backstretch Deli, there’s no lack of fun to be had here.
Trackside Aurora OTB85 Executive Drive Aurora, IL 60504 (630) 423-4057 www.thefoundryonline.com
Located in The Foundry sports bar, which boasts 22 projection TVs and more than 100 flatscreens, offering a wide choice of sports veiwing along with all the racing action. Also includes an indoor tobacco shop and lounge area from where to bet.
Trackside Hodgkins OTB9301 W. 63rd St. Hodgkins, IL 60525 (708) 354-1668 www.arlingtonpark.com/node/497
Located in Solerno's Pizzaria and Sports Bar, Trackside Hodgkins has 61 HDTVs in its wagering location, with seating for 145 people and full access to the drinks and food menu.
Trackside McHenry OTB621 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, IL 60050 (815) 344-0742 www.nicolinostrackside.com/
Hosted at Nicolino's Sports, Spirits and Eatery restaurant, Trackside McHenry is open seven days a week from 10:30 am to midnight. The venue offers a wide range of learn to wager information for those just starting to learn to bet the horses.
Trackside Orlando Hills OTB9201 W. 159th St. Orland Hills, Illinois 60487 (708) 873-1119 www.samstriplecrown.com
Located in Sam's Triple Crown and Big Red's Racebook, one of the best known sports bars in Orlando Hills. The Trackside facility has seating for 200 and broadcasts racing action from around the world.
Trackside South Elgin OTB335 McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL 60177 (847) 841-1665 stanleysalehouse.com
Located in the historic Stanley's Ale House, which features more than 100 craft beers on offer, to help you keep your throat dry as you cheer on the racing action. Stanley's also has a rewards program for members.
Trackside Villa Park OTB105 E. North Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181 (630) 833-2885 www.crazypour.com
Located in the Crazy Pour sports bar, with more than 140 HDTV viewing monitors, and open until 2 am on Friday and Saturday. There'a also a full menu and list of craft beer available, and heated outdoor seating area.