Do you occasionally wonder why you haven’t yet signed up for a mobile sports betting account? If having to complete the registration at a retail sportsbook in Illinois was inconvenient, you’re now in luck. That requirement has been lifted, and online today there are $5,300 in Illinois Sportsbook Bonuses available for new users.
With so many quality bonuses available, now’s a great time to register for an account with the sportsbook, or sportsbooks, of your choice. The NBA and NHL are heading toward the playoffs and March Madness is about to take the nation by storm.
Choosing just one event to bet on can understandably be difficult, but with multiple signup bonuses available, you can find great opportunities to wager on a number of sports at once. The bonuses can even help mitigate any losing tickets.
Available Illinois Sports Betting Bonuses
Sportsbooks almost always offer signup bonuses for those who register for a new account and make an initial deposit and place their first bet. While some offers may mirror each other, other platforms try to stand alone with a unique opportunity.
Here’s a look at the current offers from DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, BetRivers, and BetMGM.
DraftKings Illinois Promo Code — Claim $1,050 in sportsbook bonuses
Upon signing up for DraftKings, you’ll receive a $50 free bet if you deposit at least $5 and a deposit bonus of up to $1,000. The deposit bonus is equal to 20% of your initial deposit, so a $5,000 deposit is worth a match of $1,000 in bonus credits.
Be on the lookout for additional promo offers as well that are available to all bettors, not just new account holders. Currently, DraftKings is offering boosts on NBA Single-Game Parlays and a Parlay booster on college basketball games.
BetMGM Illinois Bonus Code — Claim $1,000 risk-free bet, use code SHARP
BetMGM is a newcomer to mobile sports betting in Illinois, but hardly a newcomer in the business. Without a retail sportsbook in the state, Illinois waited until registration could be done completely online to launch.
Now that it has, BetMGM is offering a $1,000 risk-free first bet. If your initial wager loses, BetMGM will return up to $1,000 to your account in the form of free bets.
FanDuel Illinois Promo Code — Get a $1,000 risk-free bet
If you’re feeling lucky and plan to make a splash with your initial wager, FanDuel’s got you covered. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will refund it up to $1,000 in site credit. If you wager more than $1,000 on your initial bet, only the first $1,000 is covered by FanDuel’s offer.
As with all of these offers, be sure to read the terms and conditions. The site credit is only redeemable on FanDuel and can’t be withdrawn as cash. That’s standard procedure for the vast majority of welcome offers across sportsbook platforms.
PointsBet Illinois Promo Code — Claim two risk-free bets worth up to $2,000, use code BONUSDAYIL
PointsBet’s bonuses are divided into two risk-free bets. To claim them, use the promo code BONUSDAYIL. The first piece of the offer is a risk-free fixed-odds bet up to $500. On the chance your first fixed-odds bet loses, PointsBet will refund up to $500 of the wager in free bets. In addition, if your first PointsBetting wager loses, you’re eligible for a refund in free bets of up to $1,500.
PointsBetting is unique to PointsBet and gives you an opportunity to win more if your wager covers by a lot. You can also lose more, too. Here’s how PointsBet describes a style of betting unique to the platform.
If your bet wins by one point (or unit), you would win 1 multiplied by your bet amount (wager). If your bet wins by 2 units, you win 2 times the wager. If your bet wins by 10 units, you win 10 times the wager. Conversely, if you lose by 1 unit, you would lose 1 times the wager. Lose by 10 units, lose 10 times the wager.
BetRivers Illinois Bonus Code — Get a $250 deposit match bonus, use code SHARP250
When you make an initial deposit of $10 or more and use the Bonus Code, you’ll receive a 100% match up to the first $250. BetRivers’ play-through requirement on its bonuses is 1X, meaning that, after activating your bonus, you only have to wager through 1X, and any winnings are converted to cash.
Whether using your computer or an app, BetRivers has plenty of additional promos available. There’s a strong focus on Profit Boosts (NBA, NHL, Golf, College Basketball) and Parlays. The offers will change with the season, so check back often.
How To Register For An Illinois Sports Betting Account
While each sportsbook may have some variations in the information requested, the registration process is fairly uniform across platforms. For starters, you can register for any of the above sportsbooks via an app on your mobile device, or by visiting the platform’s website on your laptop or desktop computer.
You’ll then be required to provide your name, date of birth, email and mailing addresses, your phone number, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. This information verifies your identity and that you’re at least 21 years old. You’ll also be asked to select and answer several security questions to ensure no one else can access your account.