Sportsbooks in Illinois have resumed remote account registrations after Governor JB Pritzker reissued a series of executive orders aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19.

The requirement for in-person sportsbook account registrations was first suspended on June 4 but came back into force on July 26.

Since then, Illinois has seen a surge in new COVID cases, with 20 counties now at a ‘warning level’ for coronavirus compared to 14 counties a week ago.

As a result, Governor Pritzker reissued more than 30 executive orders Friday to slow the spread of the pandemic, including the suspension of in-person account registration requirements for sports betting.

The in-person registration requirement will remain suspended until at least September 19.

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