Sports betting has been legalized in Illinois, and Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that sports bettors can forgo the state's requirement to create an account in-person at an authorized sportsbook. Instead, Illinois sports betting accounts can again be set up online for the time being.
That means, if you want to bet in Lincolnland, now is the time to sign up for an Illinois sports betting account! Here's how to do it with PointsBet.
PointsBet, which is one of our favorite sportsbooks, is now live in Illinois. They have one of the easiest-to-use apps in the business, and they are always offering compelling promotions, particularly with the Illinois launch.
All you have to do is sign up for a PointsBet account in Illinois, and then you can take advantage of these initial promotions:
- If you bet $20 on the Chicago Bears game before kickoff, you'll win $150 in free bets if they score -- at all
- If you want to bet on Chicago to cover against Detroit in the opener, you'll get more points for every 200 bets placed on the game. The line opened with the Bears getting 5 points, and that's now up to 10 points, and it should go higher still.
- If you bet the spread on any NFL game on Saturdays (before a Sunday or Monday kickoff), you can bet the line at +100 on either side. No juice, and that's through the season.