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Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights

This page contains information about the Club Hawthorne betting bar in Prospect Heights, with a focus on the gambling opportunities at the facility.

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Club Hawthorne is a chain of betting facilities that operate as an extension of the Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, IL. Some of these venues also run a sportsbook, such as the Prospect Heights location.

This piece looks at the types of betting offered at Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights and provides a brief history of its gambling operations. You’ll also find contact information for the venue.

About Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights in Illinois

Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights opened in March 2021 as the second standalone facility in the Club Hawthorne chain. The first opened in Crestwood, IL two months earlier.

The food area at Club Hawthorne is called “Players Pub & Grill.” It specializes in what it calls “a twist on traditional American comfort food and upscale bar fare.”

Betting opportunities at the venue formed out of a partnership with PointsBet Sportsbook. However, PointsBet sold its North American gambling licenses to sports merchandising giant Fanatics in June 2023.

Visitors must be at least 18 years of age to bet on horse races and at least 21 to participate in sports betting activities.

Does Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights offer sports betting?

Yes, Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights offers sports betting. It is able to do so through a partnership with Fanatics Sportsbook (more on that below).

Illinois sports betting at Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights is available daily from 11 AM to 10 PM, with the books open for an hour later on Saturdays.

Under Illinois law, you must be at least 21 years of age to bet on sports. You also must be at least 18 years old to bet on horse racing.

Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights and Fanatics Sportsbook partnership

As mentioned above, Club Hawthorne offers sports betting through a partnership with Fanatics Sportsbook IL. Fanatics took over PointsBet’s U.S. betting operations in the summer of 2023, so the conversion process slowed up sports betting for a short time.

In addition to cash betting at the restaurant, players are also able to use the Fanatics Sportsbook mobile app, which is free to download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Does Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights have other types of gambling?

No, Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights does not have other types of gambling beyond sports betting and off-track horse race betting. You won’t find table games, slot machines, or poker rooms, as these would disqualify Club Hawthorne as a sports betting bar.

Furthermore, there would not be enough room in the building to house additional gambling machines. Instead, you’ll need to look to other Chicagoland area casinos.

History of Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights

Here is a brief history of Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights:

  • 1891: Hawthorne Race Course opens as a thoroughbred horse racing facility. It is the oldest continually run and family-owned racetrack in the United States.
  • 2020: Hawthorne Race Course gets permission to operate as a racino, providing supplemental gambling revenues outside of peak horse racing season.
  • 2021: Hawthorne introduces “Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights” as a sports betting bar in conjunction with Players Pub and Grill.
  • 2023: Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights changes its sportsbook affiliation following Fanatics’ purchase of PointsBet’s North American gambling verticals.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 1250 River Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Opening hours: SUN-THU 10 AM to 11 PM, FRI-SAT 10AM-Midnight
Website: https://hawthorneracecourse.com/betting-bars/club-hawthorne-prospect-heights-players-pub-and-grill/
E-mail address: [email protected]
Phone number: 1-847-537-3043