DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook: Online & Mobile App Free $1000 Bonus
DraftKings Sportsbook continues to add states to the repertoire, as Illinois is set to be the next state on the list for the massive iGaming company. In the state, it is quite important to note that there was a “penalty box” rule that was set to prevent DraftKings Sportsbook from entering Illinois. With news in June 2020, that may change and DraftKings is set to be in Illinois sooner than normal. This page will keep you updated with the latest on DraftKings Sportsbook in Illinois, generous welcome bonuses, new promotions, and more. DraftKings Sportsbook is coming soon, Illinois!
DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook Promo Code (October 2020)
DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois is set to take advantage of a new market of players in the state with a very generous promo code offered to new players at the sportsbook. New players will receive:
- Risk-free $500 bet
- Deposit bonus up to $500 (matched at 20%)
- Available in Illinois and other states
- Use THIS link to take advantage.
DraftKings Sportsbook was not expected to originally be available in 2020, so be sure to take advantage of the promotion as soon as DraftKings Illinois is now live!
|Promo Code||Use our Exclusive Link: FREE $1,000 Bonus!|
|States with the DraftKings Sportsbook App||Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, New Hampshire|
|Does the Promo Expire?||Yes. The $1,000 sign-up bonus promo ends 1/31/21. Eligibility restrictions apply.|
|States with Physical DraftKings Sportsbooks||Illinois, New Jersey, Mississippi, New York, Indiana|
|Promo Last Verified On||January 25, 2021|
DraftKings Illinois Sports Betting Partnerships
Illinois is a very tricky state in terms of navigating the legal sports betting waters in the beginning of the offering period, as the laws were written to keep DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook away from the state in the short term to give the casinos and other books a chance to grow their market share. In June 2020, DraftKings Sportsbook found a way to tiptoe around this, thus making it possible for the operator to enter the betting space.
|Promo Code||Use our Exclusive Link: Lock In FREE $1,000 Bonus!|
|Download DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois App||DraftKings Sportsbook Mobile App|
|DraftKings Retail Sportsbook Illinois||Coming soon to Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois|
|Promo Details||1. New players receive a risk-free $500 bet
2. First bet matched up to $500. Free bet must be used within 30 days of first bet.
Free bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings. Free bet is also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
3. Deposit bonus up to $500. Deposit is matched at 20% (bonus requires 25x play-thru)
|Promo Last Verified On||January 26, 2021|
BREAKING: @DraftKings has found a workaround to the Illinois sports betting law's "penalty box." The company has a market access agreement with @Casino_Queen in East St. Louis #SportsBiz https://t.co/hyqHaZhvJb
— Eben Novy-Williams (@novy_williams) June 30, 2020
With their latest agreement with Casino Queen in East St. Louis, this would allow DraftKings to exit the “penalty box”, which prevents certain sportsbooks from entering. This would be a massive win for DraftKings Sportsbook, as it would corner a large market in the early stage of customer acquisition. From our own Danny Small, he discussed what this means for DraftKings:
DraftKings and FanDuel weren’t happy with the “penalty box” provision and felt it was an unfair move by lawmakers to exclude two of the largest and most influential sports betting companies. Clearly, the sportsbook giants are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to finding a loophole.
Part of the reason why Illinois lawmakers imposed this 18-month “penalty box” provision was due to the fact that in 2015, the Illinois Attorney General ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel were operating daily fantasy sports illegally in-state. This was seen as an unfair advantage for DraftKings and FanDuel and thus, lawmakers tried to tilt the balance back in favor of established in-state casinos.
Obviously, DraftKings isn’t keen on the idea of waiting 18 months to enter the Illinois market and the company is willing to go to great lengths to make its presence felt. Illinois bettors should keep an eye on the rapidly evolving sports betting landscape in the state.
DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois App
DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois will be available on iOS and Android devices. It will be one of the first legal sports betting apps available in the state of Illinois.
Download DraftKings on iOS
- Click HERE to visit DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Then, go to the App Store, which will allow you to download DraftKings Sportsbook
Download DraftKings on Android
- Visit the DraftKings website.
- Download the mobile app directly from the website.
- Google Play does not allow online gambling apps in their store.
In addition to Illinois, the DraftKings Sportsbook app is available in the following states:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana
- DraftKings Sportsbook New Hampshire
- DraftKings Sportsbook Iowa
- DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado
Bet on the Chicago Bears at DraftKings Sportsbook
Afternoon games: No one likes the Bears +6.5 against the Chiefs today 😮 pic.twitter.com/gveYkCEtl7
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) December 22, 2019
Last year during the NFL season, Illinois bettors could not legally wager on the Chicago Bears in their state. That will likely change in 2020, allowing Bears fans to wager on their favorite team from their own mobile devices for the 2020 NFL season. Illinois bettors will be allowed to bet on a variety of Chicago Bears betting markets, including:
- Mitch Trubisky TD Passes
- Bears to Win the Super Bowl
- Bears to Win the NFC
- Allen Robinson Props
- and more!
Bet on the Chicago Cubs at DraftKings Sportsbook
Kris Bryant Hit HR & Cubs Win
Machado HR & Cubs Win
Any Bruin Score 2 Or More Goals & BOS Win
Now: +245 pic.twitter.com/C0qxVGKRaq
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) May 16, 2019
This summer, Cubs fans will be able to wager on the types of bets above…finally! Will Kris Bryant hit a homerun and the Cubs also win? Likely, that will happen. For this MLB season, Illinois bettors will likely be able to take advantage of betting on the Cubs with DraftKings Sportsbook. The following types of MLB betting are expected to be available to Cubs fans:
- Cubs to win the World Series
- Cubs to win the National League
- Kris Bryant to win the NL MVP
- Cubs to win more than a certain amount of games
- and more!
Sports Offered at DraftKings Sportsbook App
DraftKings Sportsbook has the largest selection of sports and events to wager on in the US legal sports betting space. The only restrictions are on high school sports, no prop bets for college athletics, and no wagering on some eSports competitions.
Expect to see these sports at DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois:
- Auto Racing
- Basketball (Pro and College)
- Football (Pro and College)
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Soccer (EPL, Champions League, and more)
- Track and Field
- and more!
DraftKings Sportsbook is a full service sportsbook, and will offer various gaming types to all Illinois residents and visitors. DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois will offer:
- Parlays and Teasers
- Live In-Game Betting
- and more!
Deposit and Withdraw at DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois
Online banking is of the utmost importance to DraftKings Sportsbook, with various ways to deposit and withdraw with ease. Here are a few ways to fund your DraftKings Sportsbook account.
- Online Banking
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- Prepaid Card
- and more!
- Online Banking
- Prepaid Card
DraftKings Sportsbook Customer Service
DraftKings Sportsbook customer service is ready and available around the clock. Get in touch with support with the following methods:
- Support Email
- Call Back Option
- Live Chat
- Frequently Asked Questions
DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook Frequently Asked Questions
Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Illinois?
Yes. Once DraftKings is officially partnered and regulated in Illinois, residents and visitors will be able to wager at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Can I play DraftKings in Chicago?
Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook is allowed in Chicago (Illinois) thanks to a recent partnership as of June 2020.
Who did DraftKings partner within Chicago?
DraftKings partnered with Casino Queen in Illinois to offer legal sports betting in the state.
Can I bet on the Bears in Illinois?
Yes. Legal sports betting is allowed in Illinois, and you can bet on the Bears.
When can I bet on DraftKings in Illinois?
Once DraftKings Sportsbook gets officially approved as a vendor in Illinois, you will be able to wager on DraftKings in the state.
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