Sports Betting At Wrigley? Cubs Could Be First U.S. Team With On-Site Gambling

The plan still requires approval from City Council, the Illinois Gaming Board and the National Park Service.

Sports Betting At Wrigley? Cubs Could Be First U.S. Team With On-Site Gambling
Fans hold up a flag to mark a victory for the Chicago Cubs after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Denver. The Cubs won 3-2. David Zalubowski / AP Photo
Sports Betting At Wrigley? Cubs Could Be First U.S. Team With On-Site Gambling
Fans hold up a flag to mark a victory for the Chicago Cubs after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Denver. The Cubs won 3-2. David Zalubowski / AP Photo

Sports Betting At Wrigley? Cubs Could Be First U.S. Team With On-Site Gambling

The plan still requires approval from City Council, the Illinois Gaming Board and the National Park Service.

Pending a few approvals, Cubs fans may soon be able to place a bet on a baseball game just minutes before taking their seats at Wrigley Field. The team’s plan for a 22,000-square-foot sportsbook adjacent to the Friendly Confines took another step toward reality Thursday when the Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved the building.

Reset talks with a sports betting expert about how on-site gambling would work and how it might change the experience of taking in America’s pastime at Wrigley Field. We also take calls from listeners with their questions and comments.

GUEST: Sam Panayotovich, sports betting analyst for NESN and Fox Sports, host of Chicken Dinner