There are seven sportsbook apps available in Illinois, and more may launch in the future.
DraftKings is one of the undisputed leaders in the larger sports betting world, so it’s no surprise the app is available in Illinois. DraftKings sportsbook is in full form in Illinois, with a 20% deposit match bonus up to $1,000 for new players.
From top to bottom, Draftkings is a streamlined and polished sportsbook app. New players and seasoned bettors alike will enjoy using it.
FanDuel is another major competitor in the sportsbook space, and it’s been live in Illinois from the state’s early days. Signing up for FanDuel gets you a no-sweat bet up to $1,000. Win and you keep the winnings! Lose and you get your bet back in site credits. No sweat, indeed.
FanDuel is one of the best sportsbook apps on the market. It’s fast, easy to use, and has a wide variety of bets and markets.
Caesars has been live in Illinois for some time, though it originally launched as William Hill. Once Caesars bought William Hill, the company rebranded its sportsbook.
New players at Caesars get a risk-free first bet up to $1,500
The self-proclaimed “king of sportsbooks” is relatively new in Illinois. Without a land-based partner, BetMGM bided its time to launch once online-only licenses became available. The BetMGM welcome bonus is a $1,000 risk-free first bet.
PointsBet rose from humble beginnings in Australia to one of the top sportsbook companies in the world. Illinois bettors have full access to PointsBet, including its unique PointsBetting wager type. Typically the sportsbook gives new users up to $2,000 in risk-free bets: $500 as a fixed odds wager and $1,500 as a PointsBetting wager.
Chicago’s local sportsbook was the very first online sports betting site to go live in Illinois. BetRivers remains an excellent choice for Illinois bettors thanks to its sharp read on local sports and teams. You’ll frequently find localized Chicago-specific offers on your favorite Illinois teams.
Plus, the opening bonus at BetRivers is a 100% deposit match up to $250 with only 1x playthrough required.
Barstool is now live in Illinois, with a $1,000 risk-free first bet available to new players who sign up.
Others On The Way
There are a few other major brands that could be expected to launch in Illinois.
Golden Nugget announced plans to launch in Illinois in tandem with a Danville casino project.
Bally Bet is another strong contender, considering Bally’s secured the bid to build the first ever casino in Chicago proper. Bally’s is likely to use its licensing to launch a sportsbook as well.
Other big names such as WynnBET or theScore might seek to launch in Illinois as well, but there’s no official word on them, yet.