Finding a Bookie in Chicago: What to Know and Where to Look

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Finding a bookie in the Windy City of Chicago is super easy as this is a sports loving town with plenty of sports bars to co-mingle with gamblers.  Sports bettors must deal with a bookie that utilizes a Pay Per Head software featuring LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING via a customized website.

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What to Expect This Season

The Chicago Bears will be in rebuilding mode but results could come fast and furious in 2017. 

With the offense, fresh from an underperforming season with the New York Giants, Victor Cruz is likely to improve with the change in scenery many believe.  After all, Cruz finished the first two seasons in the league with over 1,000 yards receiving.

Mitchell Trubisky will likely be starting for the Bears, but probably not until Week 3, if not later.

Jordan Howard is likely to be the league’s best rusher.  In just 15 games played last season he finished with the second most rushing yards (1,313) in the NFL.

The defense has been focusing on the reduction of turnovers during the off season.  Chicago is favored to win OVER 5.5 regular season games, which for us seems like a good bet.

Where to Find a Bookie

Bookies can be found in sports bars and pool halls for which there are so many around this great city.  Some are among the best in the USA.

State Restaurant in Lincoln Park and DePaul, Theory near the North Side, Fatpour Tapworks in Ukrainian Village, Cortland’s Garage in Bucktown, Will’s Northwoods Inn in Lakeview and The Drinkingbird in DePaul just to name a few. 

Find Your Neighborhood

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  River North

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Boystown

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Hyde Park

Find a Bookie in Chicago: Lincoln Park

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Old Town

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Ukrainian Village

Find a Bookie in Chicago:  Wicker Park, Bucktown

Bookie Personality Traits

Sports bettors seeking out a bookie in this neighborhood should understand the common personality traits of the individual they’re likely to come across (note: there are just general stereotypes). 

Smug elitist Bill Maher look on his face when you ask if he offers LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING.  They are Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving personalities. 

They are outspoken, ingenious and engage in stimulating conversation.  They are actually good at strategically determining whether you are a serious sports bettor or one inclined to just dabble on an occasional weekend and never place a bet outside the football season.  Savvy bookies know that Pay Per Head establishments the likes of only charge a small fee for active weekly customers and, as such, they might not engage as much if they believe you to be a “small fish”. 

Interesting Factoids

Over 52 million people visit Chicago annually.

Chicago's nicknames include: The Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, The Second City, and The City That Works.

Chicago's downtown area is known as "The Loop." ...

The game of 16-inch softball, played without gloves, was invented in Chicago.

And, oh yeah, the Cubs just won the World Series after more than a century long wait.

Neighborhood Fan Base

Unlike a good chunk of the nation, betting on Baseball is built into the equation.  When the Bulls are good, so too is the business for bookies during an otherwise dry NBA season.  Savvy bookies know they can get a lot of action on Hockey, especially when offering LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING. 

The Bears bring the entire betting community together however with around 35 percent of those residing here identifying themselves as true Bears fans.  Believe it or not, with 32 teams in the NFL and a high transplant rate, this number is quite high.   Shocking but the next biggest fan base is the Packers at 7 percent.  The Steelers were 3rd at 4 percent of the population. 

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911com

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