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 Waukegan630 South Green Bay RoadWaukegan, IL 60085Phone: (847) 336-1400 

Stanley’s Ale House & Restaurant335 North McLean BoulevardSouth Elgin, IL 60123Phone: (847) 468-8022 

Time Out OTB at Fairmount Park315 Belle StreetAlton, IL 62002Phone: (618) 465-1006 

Trackside at Joe’s Bar940 West Weed StreetChicago, IL 60642Phone: (312) 787-9600 

Corliss OTB11203 South CorlissChicago, IL 60628 773-995-8238Phone: (773) 995-8238 

Jupiter’s at the Crossing2511 Village Green PlaceChampaign, IL 61822Phone: (217) 403-0922 

Ringside Sports Bar and OTB554 East DevonElk Grove Village, IL 60007Phone: (847) 364-4122 

Shark City2240 Bloomindale RoadGlendale Heights, IL 60139Phone: (630) 893-9346 

Trackside at Salerno-Picente Ristorante9301 63rd StreetHodgkins, IL 60525Phone: (708) 354-1668 

Crestwood OTB13148 Rivercrest DriveCrestwood, IL 60445Phone: (773) 995-8238 

Trackside at Iron Horse Saloon1225 East 9th StreetLockport, IL 60441Phone: (815) 838-4420 

Trackside at Nicolino’s621 Ridgeview DriveMcHenry, IL 60050Phone: (815) 344-0742 

Bookie Magee’s2450 Jefferson StreetJoliet, IL 60435Phone: (815) 744-6500 

Lucky Magee’s9215 North Greenwood AvenueNiles, IL 60714Phone: (847) 795-8000 

All Seasons Entertainment Center1304 Cross Creek DriveNormal, IL 61761Phone: (309) 829-3300 

Stoney Point Grill19031 Old LaGrange RoadMokena, IL 60448Phone: (708) 478-1670 

Oakbrook Terrace OTB17W648 22nd StOakbrook Terrace, IL 60181Phone: (630) 627-8238 

Trackside at Sam’s Triple Crown9201 159th StreetOrland Hills, IL 60487Phone: (708) 873-1119 

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The Turf Room650 Randall Crossings LaneNorth Aurora, IL 60542Phone: (630) 906-9300 

Don Carter Lanes4007 East State StreetRockford, IL 61108Phone: (815) 398-2300 

Route 3 OTB2400 Mississippi AvenueSauget, IL 62201Phone: (618) 274-6468 

Trackside at Tavern on North105 East North StreetVilla Park, IL 60181Phone: (630) 758-0099 

Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill1322 Gardner StreetSouth Beloit, IL 61080Phone: (815) 389-4921 

Players Pub & Grill1250 South River RoadProspect Heights, IL 60070Phone: (847) 693-7323 

Capital Teletrack1766 Wabash AvenueSpringfield, IL 62704Phone: (217) 546-2111 

The Foundry85 Executive DriveAurora, IL 60504Phone: (630) 978-2088