Illinois Sports Betting

Find All The Latest Info On Sports Betting In The Prairie State in 2022

Best Sports Betting Apps in Illinois

As expected, sports betting has been a big hit in Illinois, especially now that mobile registration has been put into place. Here are the top sports betting apps in the state:

BetMGM Sportsbook
9.4out of 10

Bet $10, Get $200 Free

If Either Team Scores a TD
FanDuel Sportsbook
9.8out of 10

No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000

On NFL Week 1
DraftKings Sportsbook
10out of 10

Bet $5, Get $200 Free

On NFL or College Football
Caesars Sportsbook
9.6out of 10

First Bet on Caesars Up to $1,250

Win or Get a Refund
PointsBet Sportsbook
9.5out of 10

Bet $2,000 Risk Free

On First 2 Wagers
BetRivers Sportsbook
8.9out of 10

$250 Deposit Bonus

For All New Players

Overview of Illinois Sports Betting Legislation

Sports betting has only been legal in the Prairie State for about two years. However, Illinois residents have bet almost $7 billion on sports during that time. 2022 promises to be a year for even more growth as folks within the state can start registering with mobile sportsbooks.  Below you will find everything you need to know about legal sports betting in Illinois.

Illinois Sports Betting Details

Start DateJune 4, 2020
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingYes
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillExecutive Order 2020-41
Eligible SportsbooksAny partnered with Illinois casinos granted Master Sports Wagering licenses.

List of In-Person Sportsbooks and Casinos in Illinois

In addition to the online casinos listed above, the brick-and-mortar sportsbook locations offer an opportunity for Illinois residents to enjoy sports betting as it was once reserved for Vegas visitors only.

ArogsyPenn National Gaming1 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002
Arlington ParkChurchill Downs2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Casino QueenDraftKings200 S Front St, East St Louis, IL 62201
Fairmount ParkNA9301 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
Grand VictoriaWilliam Hill250 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Harrah’s JolietHarrah’s151 N Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60432
Harrah’s MetropolisHarrah’s100 E Front St, Metropolis, IL 62960
HawthornePointsBet3501 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
Hollywood AuroraPenn National1 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506
Hollywood JolietPenn National777 Hollywood Blvd, Joliet, IL 60436
JumersDelaware North777 Jumer Dr, Rock Island, IL 61201
Par-A-DiceBoyd Gaming21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611
RiversRush Street Gaming3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Illinois sports betting faq's

Illinois Sports Betting FAQs

Of all the states to legalize sports betting over the past two years, none did it as fast as Illinois did in 2020. Credit goes to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker who recognized that the state was missing out on a great opportunity for revenue and entertainment by waiting to legalize online sports betting.

In part as a response to COVID, Pritzker made the move in early June to legalize online sports betting in Illinois by way of an Executive order. It took less than two weeks for the first book to get un and running in the state and now we have nearly all of the top sportsbook apps in the US up and running in IL.

Given this all happened so fast, there are a ton of questions we have received regarding sports betting in Illinois over the past few weeks. Below are answers to the ones we received most often.

Is sports betting legal in Illinois?

Yes, sports betting was legalized in the state of Illinois on June 4th, 2020.

Is mobile sports betting legal in Illinois?

Yes, mobile sports betting is legal with any approved sportsbook that has partnered with a casino that has obtained one of the state’s sports betting licenses.

What sports can you bet on in Illinois?

You can currently bet on any sport in the state of Illinois but are not allowed to bet on non-sporting events like award shows and politics. Furthermore, wagers are not allowed on in-state college teams.

What types of bets are legal in Illinois?

Illinois sports bettors can place a wide variety of bets that include spreads, moneylines, parlays, teasers, and prop bets. Additionally, live betting is available with most of the mobile sportsbooks in the market including DraftKings, PointsBet, Penn (Barstool), and William Hill.

Is DFS legal in Illinois?

Yes, DFS remains legal in the state of Illinois. You will want to check with the state to see what DFS websites are currently registered and operating legally in the state, but certainly, FanDuel, DraftKings, and Yahoo are all great options.

What is the legal sports betting age in Illinois?

The legal sports betting age (and legal gambling age) for the state of Illinois is currently 21 years old.

What sportsbooks are available in Chicago?

If you are looking for a physical sportsbook in the Chicago area, Rivers is likely your best option. That being said, as we mentioned earlier, online sports betting is legal in Illinois and you can use any of the licensed sportsbooks that currently operate in the state.

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