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Legal Online Sports Betting in Illinois

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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
5 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

$500,000 Same Game Parlay Contest Available at BetRivers Illinois

September 20, 2022 — At the heart of every experienced sports bettor is a person who likes to compete. They like to compete with bookmakers for the bookmaker’s cash. They also like competing with other sports bettors ...

4 X $200 Free Bets With Pointsbet's Second Chance

September 10, 2022 — Illinois legalized sports betting in June 2020. PointsBet launched in Illinois in August 2020, and it belonged to a small group of online, mobile bookmakers that provided sports betting to the resid...

Caesars Sportsbook Illinois Updates Its Welcome Offer

June 2, 2022 — Caesars Sportsbook U.S. has always done a good job of drawing new customers with competitive and lucrative welcome bonuses. With the former welcome offer officially retired in Illinois, Caesars' man...

Caesars Sportsbook Nabs Sponsorship Deal With the Chicago White Sox

May 10, 2022 — After signing a tremendous acquisition deal to purchase William Hill in 2020, Caesars Interactive Entertainment made clear they had designs on becoming a major force in the U.S, sports betting commu...

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