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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.

Not valid for any participant of the Illinois Gaming Board Statewide Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program. Must be 21 years of age or older. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).

1 FanDuel IL

$1000 Bonus
Licensed and regulated in the USA
6 BetMGM

$1000 Bonus
Licensed and regulated in the USA

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

Fanduel Offers Access to Kick of Destiny Promotion

January 24, 2023 — In a very competitive online sports betting community, U.S. sports betting operators are forced to compete for business. One of the best ways for them to do that is to create the best bonus promos. ...

Still Time to Claim the BetRivers Illinois NBA SGP Bet & Get Promo

December 30, 2022 — So far, it's been a great NBA regular season. Everyone can expect everything to just keep getting bettor as we close in on the midpoint of the season as the contenders and pretenders become clearer. T...

FanDuel becomes first in US to offer single account for sports and horse racing wagering

December 22, 2022 — FanDuel’s customers are the first to be able to access horse racing and sports wagering using a single account. With this launch, which is part of its ongoing investment in customer experience ...

NHL First Goal Scorer Insurance Promo Coming to a Close at BetRivers Illinois

December 4, 2022 — It’s been a good ride for Illinois hockey bettors. For more than six (6) weeks, they have had access to a solid bonus offer that gave them a chance to shoot for a bonus by placing a popular hockey p...

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