OTB Illinois

When it comes to horse racing and handicapping excitement, residents in the State of Illinois have a ton of local and regional options to chose from. The crown jewel of Illinois racing scene is the Arlington International Racecourse, which opened in 1927 and was home to the first million-dollar purse: the Arlington Million (1981). Though not all still in business today, there was a time when Chicago had more horse betting tracks (six) than any other major metropolitan.

Our Recommended Online Racebooks

If you can’t make it to the Land of Lincoln to get your horse handicapping fix, try betting at one of the top online horse wagering racebooks listed in the Sports Betting Sites table below.

Off Track Betting Locations in Illinois

Whether it’s exciting thoroughbred action at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, or the famed Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero (opened in 1891), pony punters are always just a short drive away from live trackside horse betting in the Chicago and area. Throw in thrilling harness racing at Balmoral Park (first opened in 1926) or Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, and the hits keep coming.

While these great horse racing venues are in close proximity to the main centers in Illinois, Chicago and area bettors also have access to a wealth of Off Track Betting destinations located from Aurora to Waukegan. If you can’t make it to track in person, please check out one of the OTB bureaus listed below.

Trackside Waukegan

630 South Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 336-1400
 

Stanley’s Ale House & Restaurant

335 North McLean Boulevard
South Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 468-8022
 

Time Out OTB at Fairmount Park

315 Belle Street
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 465-1006
 

Trackside at Joe’s Bar

940 West Weed Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 787-9600
 

Corliss OTB

11203 South Corliss
Chicago, IL 60628 773-995-8238
Phone: (773) 995-8238
 

Jupiter’s at the Crossing

2511 Village Green Place
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 403-0922
 

Ringside Sports Bar and OTB

554 East Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 364-4122
 

Shark City

2240 Bloomindale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: (630) 893-9346
 

Trackside at Salerno-Picente Ristorante

9301 63rd Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
Phone: (708) 354-1668
 

Crestwood OTB

13148 Rivercrest Drive
Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: (773) 995-8238
 

Trackside at Iron Horse Saloon

1225 East 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (815) 838-4420
 

Trackside at Nicolino’s

621 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 344-0742
 

Bookie Magee’s

2450 Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 744-6500
 

Lucky Magee’s

9215 North Greenwood Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
Phone: (847) 795-8000
 

All Seasons Entertainment Center

1304 Cross Creek Drive
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 829-3300
 

Stoney Point Grill

19031 Old LaGrange Road
Mokena, IL 60448
Phone: (708) 478-1670
 

Oakbrook Terrace OTB

17W648 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 627-8238
 

Trackside at Sam’s Triple Crown

9201 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487
Phone: (708) 873-1119
 

The Turf Room

650 Randall Crossings Lane
North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: (630) 906-9300
 

Don Carter Lanes

4007 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: (815) 398-2300
 

Route 3 OTB

2400 Mississippi Avenue
Sauget, IL 62201
Phone: (618) 274-6468
 

Trackside at Tavern on North

105 East North Street
Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 758-0099
 

Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill

1322 Gardner Street
South Beloit, IL 61080
Phone: (815) 389-4921
 

Players Pub & Grill

1250 South River Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone: (847) 693-7323
 

Capital Teletrack

1766 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 546-2111
 

The Foundry

85 Executive Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: (630) 978-2088