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.

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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