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Legal Online Sports Betting in Illinois

Illinois Gaming Board Licensed & RegulatedWith, enjoy our selection of online sports betting websites legal in Illinois to bet online legally.

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This ranking only list online sports betting websites authorized in the state of Illinois.

Illinois has one of the most storied local sports markets of any American city. With the Bulls, Bears, Cubs, and White Sox all being legendary franchises, it's no wonder that Illinois residents like to bet on sports.

In June 2019 state lawmakers approved a bill that provided for the massive expansion of gambling in Illinois. Online sports betting was one of the measures approved, and it has taken some time for the state to award sportsbook licenses. Licensees have also needed time to get their online and mobile betting platforms in place. It seemed like March 2020 was the target for online sportsbooks to launch, but everything was slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Offline sportsbooks in Illinois were able to take their first bets in March 2020 as expected, but online sportsbooks in the state are still trying to move forward. Once these sportsbooks open the residents of Illinois will have a full sports wagering menu available on their computer, phone, or tablet.

In Illinois players may make single game wagers as well as parlays. Sportsbooks offer money line wagering, straight line wagering, and many types of exotic wagers. All online gambling in Illinois is regulated by the Illinois Gaming Board. This five-member board is responsible for making sure that all games are fair to players.

The lines for online and offline sports betting in Illinois are set by professional oddsmakers and are comparable to the betting lines that are offered in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

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Online Sports Betting News in Illinois

BetRivers Illinois Online Sportsbook Offers $250 Free Cash

November 30, 2020 — Do you live in Illinois and want to bet sports online? You can do that legally with the BetRivers online sportsbook. BetRivers is now offering a $250 matching deposit bonus to all new players. Onlin...

Midwest Sports Bettor Embrace Chance to Wager on NFL Games

October 19, 2020 — After a slow start to the sports betting year due to Coronavirus lockdowns, it looks like sports bettors in the midwest are thrilled with the opportunity to bet on NFL games. Three states (Illino...

BetRivers Sportsbook Illinois Offers Weekly NFL Profit Boost

October 11, 2020 — With MLB and the NBA winding down in the coming weeks, the full focus of sports betting in America will fall on NCAA and NFL football. In an effort to give Illinois sports bettors extra value on the...

William Hill Launches Sports Betting Mobile App in Illinois

September 22, 2020 — For more than 85 years, William Hill has been one of the most prominent gambling conglomerates in Europe. When the U.S. market finally opened up for legalized sports betting, William Hill was one of...

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