Incredible news for all sports punters in Illinois is that one of the leading sports betting brands in the country DraftKings is now operating in the state. As such, punters in Illinois thus have the opportunity to start placing their sports bets be it pregame, live bets or futures today! In this quick DraftKings Illinois guide, we are going to explore how punters can join the DraftKings Illinois sportsbook and the product offerings they get to benefit from.
How to Register DraftKings Illinois
To register an account at DraftKings Illinois, players will need to complete the following steps:
- The first thing is to launch the DraftKings Illinois homepage
- Once the homepage launches, the player needs to proceed to header tab and click on the green SIGN UP button
- On the registration page, input your personal details including the Social Security Number and also your preferred email address. At the same time, this is also the page where players get to choose the secured credentials
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions
- To finalise the registration process, take a trip to the Casino Queen parking lot to verify your location in person.
DraftKings Illinois Deposit Options
As soon as players complete the account registration process, the next thing they need to do is to deposit some funds. Depositing funds is a crucial step as it allows players to start placing their bets on any sport offered. At the same time, making the deposit is also important as it affords players the opportunity to claim the sportsbook’s welcome bonus offer. The available deposit options at DraftKings Illinois are as follows:
- Wire Transfer
- Online Banking (ACH)
The DraftKings sportsbook in Illinois allows punters to place bets on a wide variety of sports. Punters are thus literally spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the sport to bet on. Some of the most popular product offerings at the sportsbook include:
Tennis, Soccer, Rugby, Motorsports, Mixed martial arts, Hockey, Golf, Football, Darts, Cycling, Cricket, Boxing, Basketball and Baseball.
DraftKings Illinois Bonuses and Promotions
At DraftKings Illinois, all new players get to benefit from two welcome bonuses. The first welcome bonus is a no deposit free bet of $50. Essentially, this means punters are afforded the chance to start placing bets even when they haven’t made a deposit yet. Upon making the first deposit, players will proceed to benefit from a 20% match bonus of up to $1,000.
For the regular punters at the sportsbook, they get to benefit from different bonus and promotional perks. Some of the currently running promos include the Daily Odds Boost where players are able to place wagers on sports events with boosted odds. There is also the ‘No Goals, No Problem’ promo that will see players get their wagers back when the soccer event they bet on finishes in a nil-all draw. There is also the Parlay Insurance awarded when only one leg misses from a parlay ticket. The Refer a Friend promo is also running.
Sports betting is illegal in Illinois. This thanks to the Sports Wagering Act of 2019. Amongst the numerous sportsbooks that now operate in the legalised sports betting market in Illinois is DraftKings. At DraftKings, punters are afforded the chance to place bets on all of the major sports. Even more impressive is the fact that players may place bets even on the go as DraftKings has a mobile app. This sportsbook allows punters to use different markets when it comes to placing bets some of which include point spread betting, Totals, Futures, Moneyline, Live Betting, Early Cash Out and Props. Two welcome bonuses coming in the form of a no deposit free bet and a first deposit 20% match bonus of up to $1,000 are afforded to all new players.