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76 Top Illinois Gaming Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Gaming companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Gaming industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Gaming Startups

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Tiv

Tiv

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Tiv is a payments and rewards platform built with the gaming community at the core.

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Puttshack offers indoor mini-golf ball-tracking technology.

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iiRcade

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Bringing Arcade Gaming to the 21st Century

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Level Ex

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Level Ex is a developer of professional medical video games designed for physicians to capture the challenges of practicing medicine.

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Rush Street Interactive

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Rush Street Interactive offers online casino and sports betting in the U.S.

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Gamerjibe

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Immersive events platform for the digital generation

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UpNext

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UpNext The Game of Music Discovery that maximizes exposure for new & emerging artists.

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Oath Gaming

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Oath Gaming is a professional esports organization building the next generation of future professional esports for gamers.

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Mediarex Sports & Entertainment

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Mediarex Sports & Entertainment is a sports marketing agency that develops sports formatted Poker competition for its clients.

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Huvii

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Huvii is a gaming and advertising platform that digitalizes bar and restaurant entertainment.

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iGamingCloud

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iGamingCloud offers cloud based services to enable and power the gaming operations for casino operators.

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Play Push

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Play Push provides games that require users to develop a level of skill to win.

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Tap Room Gaming

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Tap Room Gaming is a video game gambling service for bar and restaurant owners.

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Jackbox Games

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Jackbox Games is a multi-platform game publishing company that develops a portfolio of games for various platforms.

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Betway

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The Betway Group is a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo and poker.

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Ocho Global

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Ocho Global is an online gaming company developing casino-style games, slot machines, sports betting, and bingo.

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UMG

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UMG is gaming website providing competitions and prizes for the users.

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Saltlab

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Saltlab a first person shooting game developer.

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Redbox

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Redbox offers Blu-ray Disc and video game rentals through its network of self-service kiosks.

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Accel Entertainment

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Accel Entertainment is a casino that offers video gaming and entertainment services in Illinois.

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Cards Against Humanity

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Cards Against Humanity is a free party game which is as despicable and awkward as its players.

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Vigtory

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Vigtory is comprised of sports marketing and legacy gaming executives.

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WMS

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WMS is a leading global innovator in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic and digital gaming entertainment and gaming

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The Awesomer

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The Awesomer is home to cool gifts, gadgets, cars, movies, videos.

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Warp World

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Warp World creates world-class Twitch extensions.

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Paragon 5

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Paragon 5 is a privately held game development company based out of a Chicago, Illinois

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Midway Games

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The Official Warner Bros. Entertainment Pinterest.

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LeagueSpot

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The ultimate platform partner for esports programs

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Camelot Illinois

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Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that truly benefits the people of Illinois.

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Natenai Ariyatrakool

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Natenai Ariyatrakool have developed various games and application for iPhon

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Marbles: The Brain Store

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Marbles: The Brain Store, a specialty retailer with a collection of games, puzzles, books and software designed to strengthen the brain

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Eudora Global

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Eudora Global, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in healthcare/wellness, online gaming,.

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Blue Wave Products

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Blue Wave Products is a manufacturer and distributor of pools, pool supplies, table games, patio furniture, saunas and more.

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Rubicon Development

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Rubicon Development is an independent games developer providing PC and mobile games.

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InGame Action

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Platform positioned to be one of the initial providers of predictive analytics within the growing sports gambling industry.

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Day 1 Studios

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Day 1 Studios is a game developer operating in Chicago, Illinois.

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TouchArcade

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TouchArcade is an online platform that features the latest games and applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Bytebin

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Bytebin is a Chicago-based game development studio.

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Jumble

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Jumble is one of the most beloved and successful word games in history.

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Betel Nut Games

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Betel Nut Games is a game development company. They have developed various games for Android and iOS users such as Verbosity and Dog Park:

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Indoor Hoops

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IndoorHoops brings people together through the game of basketball without the rigidity and pressure of gym memberships and league play.

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SNK Corporation of America

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SNK Corporation of America, a subsidiary of SNK Corp of Japan, a major video game developer and pachinko games manufacturer

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FunnMedia

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Funn Media specializes in creating and publishing mobile apps and games in addition to entertaining and useful websites.

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Rizk.com

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Rizk.com is at the forefront of innovative, simple and fair online gaming.

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Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)

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Professional Bowlers Association is an entertainment company that offers sports entertainment services.

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Technabob

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Technabob is an online platform features new and unusual gadgets, gizmos, video games, and other tech toys from around the globe.

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Mayfair Games

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Mayfair Games is a publisher of board, card, and roleplaying games.

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NAMCO USA INC.

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NAMCO USA is an entertainment company that offers arcades and family entertainment centers.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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MOGA offers state-of-the-art controllers designed specifically for mobile devices.

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Elevate Entertainment

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Elevate Entertainment develop mobile gaming applications for the Android and iOS users. They design applications that are compatible with

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Digital Dreams Entertainment

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Digital Dreams Entertainment, specializing in the creation and development of games for console and mobile platforms.

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Wet Nose Design

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Wet Nose Design Ltd is a company which develops gaming applications and softwares for iPhone

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Team Play

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Team Play, Inc., have been creating millions of memories and loads of fun through their video games and commercial photo booths.

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Bandai Namco Amusement America

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Bandai Namco Amusement America is the premier manufacturer of coin-operated arcade games and ticket redemption games.

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MassVR

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MassVR develops scalable free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality systems and turnkey solutions.

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Static Oceans Corporation

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Static Oceans Corporation is the corporate extension of mobile games developed by Benedict Fritz who also operates a blog.

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ZingGames

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Zing Games is an independent video game developer based in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Men Who Wear Many Hats

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Hatsproduction is a gaming studio which develops and publishes games for iOS.

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Eureka Entertainment

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Eureka is a leading player in the Illinois VGT market, providing licensed Terminal Operator services.

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Toy Studio

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Toy Studio LLC is a game studio that specializes in creating cutting edge HTMl.5 games for mobile and web devices.

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Intellijoy

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Intellijoy is a company that develops mobile educational game apps for elementary aged children.

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Battle Ball

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Battle Ball, battle balls for sale, battle ball game, is a funny game of sport, amazingly enjoyable.

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APGNation

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APGNation is an online platform that offers news, reviews, cheats, trends, and recommendations related to video gaming.

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Fearless Studios

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Fearless Studios is a publisher and developer of games.

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Spooky Cool Labs

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Spooky Cool Labs designs and develops social & mobile experiences.

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Games Quest

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Games Quest is a family run provider of board games, toys and outdoor sports equipment.

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Go Headsets

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Buy Headsets Online | Plantronics, Jabra and Sennheiser Headphones.

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The Gameological Society

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The Gameological Society is an independent-minded online magazine that explores games as works of art and pop culture.

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TDC Games

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TDC Games specializes in cutting edge boardgames, jigsaw puzzles and novelties.

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Aggu

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Aggu is an application and games development studio. Key products include Coinlane.co, Glyyd and CaveFlap

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Synaptik

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Synaptik is a company that makes online games as well as applications.

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Spintally

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Spintally helps coaches, players, parents and fans connect and keep up to date on scores and more for the games love to play.

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Jumer’s Casino & Hotel

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Jumer’s Casino & Hotel is a casino that offers gaming, leisure, entertainment, and golf services.

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Heyalda

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Heyalda publishes video games for mobile devices in Chicago.

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Radiangames

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Radian games is a mobile game developer company. They are specialized in providing innovative and captivating game

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360Voice

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360voice is an online community for the Xbox 360 with a twist.

Written by Mark Smith

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