Illinois Sports Betting

Illinois Sports Betting

The latest sports betting news and best sportsbook apps available in Illinois for 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order on June 4th legalizing online sports betting in the state. Within two weeks, BetRivers accepted it’s first online bets and now we are off to the races. Below you will find everything you need to know about legal sports betting in Illinois.

Illinois Sports Betting Details

Start Date June 4, 2020
Legal Age to Bet 21
Online/In App Betting Yes
Maximum Bet No Limit
Corresponding Bill Executive Order 2020-41
Eligible Sportsbooks Any partnered with Illinois casinos granted Master Sports Wagering licenses.

Top Rated Illinois Sportsbooks

Below is our current rating for each of the sportsbooks expected to be live prior to the restarting of the NBA, MLB, and NHL seasons (currently set for July 30). We will continue to update and expand this list as more books enter the Illinois sports betting market.

Sportsbook Our Grade Promo Offer Get Started
fanduel sportsbook colorado 9.8Out of 10 Up to:$500Free Bet Get Offer
draftkings sportsbook colorado 9.5Out of 10 Up to:$1,025Deposit Bonus Get Offer
pointsbet colorado 9.2Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Free Bet Get Offer
foxbet colorado 9.1Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Deposit Bonus Get Offer
betmgm colorado 8.7Out of 10 Up to:$500Deposit Bonus Get Offer
williamhill colorado 7.8Out of 10 Up to:$250Free Bet Get Offer
score bet colorado 8.5Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Free Bet Get Offer

Illinois Brick-and-Mortar SportsBooks

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. Please note that as of July 1st, all Illinois sportsbooks remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SportsBook Casino Location
Arogsy Penn National Gaming 1 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002
Arlington Park Churchill Downs 2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Casino Queen DraftKings 200 S Front St, East St Louis, IL 62201
Fairmount Park NA 9301 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
Grand Victoria William Hill 250 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Harrah’s Joliet Harrah’s 151 N Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60432
Harrah’s Metropolis Harrah’s 100 E Front St, Metropolis, IL 62960
Hawthorne PointsBet 3501 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
Hollywood Aurora Penn National 1 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506
Hollywood Joliet Penn National 777 Hollywood Blvd, Joliet, IL 60436
Jumers Delaware North 777 Jumer Dr, Rock Island, IL 61201
Par-A-Dice Boyd Gaming 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611
Rivers Rush Street Gaming 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Illinois sports betting faq's

Illinois Sports Betting FAQ’s

Of all the states to legalize sports betting over the past two years, none did it as fast as Illinois recently did. 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 one 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 Illiois?

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. They remain closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of early July. 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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