Illinois Gaming Board Approves Ownership Transfer of Jumer’s To Bally’s Chris Altruda, SportsHandle · June 10, 2021 at 2:47 pm The Illinois Gaming Board unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of Jumer’s Casino to Bally’s on Wednesday. Bally’s is continuing its vast makeover since rebranding from Twin River in October. With the transfer of ownership also came a separate approval from IGB Administrator Marcus Fruchter for a Master Sports Wagering License. The next step for the northwest Illinois casino located near the Iowa border is to file a request with the IGB to commence retail sports wagering. Bally’s, then known as Twin River, purchased Jumer’s Casino for $120 million in cash last October shortly before acquiring the rights to the Bally’s name.