Illinois Betting Sites & IL Sportsbooks

Illinois legalized betting in 2019 and, after launching in-person betting in March 2020, the State began taking online bets in June 2020, allowing those aged 21 or older to legally bet on sports within State lines.

What Sportsbooks Can I Bet With In Illinois?

Several sportsbooks have received licenses to offer in-person and online betting at this time. To get the rundown on each bookmaker and their current welcome offer simply select the sportsbook from the list below:

Welcome Offer
BetRivers IL
DraftKings IL$1,000 Deposit Bonus (Sportsbook)
$500 Deposit Bonus (Fantasy)
$1,500 Deposit Bonus (Casino)
FanDuel IL$1,000 Risk-Free First Bet
PointsBet IL$500 Risk-Free First Fixed Odds Bet
$1,500 Risk-Free First PointsBetting Bet
William Hill IL$500 Risk-Free Bet

Which Sports Betting Apps Are Available In Illinois?

To place online sports bets you will require an app for the Sportsbook. Original regulations forced bettors to register in person at a casino in order to place online bets, but that restriction has been temporarily lifted due to the closure of venues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bettors can now sign up online, but this decision is regularly assessed.

The following apps are currently available to those wanting to place online bets in Illinois: 

  • BetRivers
  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • PointsBet
  • William Hill

What Illinois Betting Rules Do I Need To Know?

You must be 21 years old or older in order to bet on Sports in Illinois.

You do not have to be a resident of Illinois to place a legal sports bet, but you must be within State lines to create a betting account and place a bet with an operator licensed in Illinois.

There are no restrictions in place that prevent betting on professional sports, but you cannot bet on NCCA games/events that involve Illinois colleges. Betting on High School sports is also prohibited.

Illinois Betting FAQs

Can I bet legally in Illinois?

Yes. Check out this page for full details.

How old do I have to be to bet in Illinois?

You must be 21 or older.

Is online sports betting available in Illinois?

Yes. Check out this page for full details.

What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

Illinois residents can contact the Problem Gambling Registry on 1-877-968-7848 or the Department of Human Services Problem Gambling Services on 1-800-GAMBLER. You can also text ILGAMB to 53342 or visit

Can I bet legally in other States?

Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

Where can I learn more about Illinois betting laws?

Visit the official website for the Illinois Gaming Board for more information on Illinois betting laws.