Last Updated on August 19, 2020


  1. Download the app
  2. Create your account
  3. Go to Casino Queen in St. Louis, IL
  4. Make a deposit and place 1st bet on their wi-fi

You can then use the app anywhere in Illinois!

DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen, also referred to as DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois, is allowing bettors to sign up for its mobile app. Illinois requires in-person registration, but there is some good news after learning that users can register from the comfort and safety of their own cars once they arrive in East St. Louis, IL.

This socially-distanced sign-up process is a little bit more safe and convenient than having to go into DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen and register face-to-face. With that said, the drive out to East St. Louis can take 4.5 hours for anyone coming from Chicago. One user on Twitter called the trip “brutal.”

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Why Illinois Is Requiring In-Person Registration

There was some hope that Governor J.B. Pritzker would waive the in-person registration requirement in the state due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Governor Pritzker did so for a short period of time but later reverted back to in-person registration despite the fact that the country and the state are still trying to get coronavirus under control.

The in-person registration requirement will limit the number of users who sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook and others, thus limiting the amount of tax revenue that Illinois brings in from legalized sports betting. With the current state of the economy, it seems counterintuitive to do this. Add in the obvious health and safety concerns that come with in-person registration and this move was a head-scratcher.

Obviously, being able to register from inside your car mitigates some of those health and safety concerns, but many users will still have to go to great lengths just to get to DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen. It seems like a lot to ask of people.


How To Register For DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois In Your Car

Outside of the long drive, signing up is quick and painless. As far as convenience goes, few make it easier to create an account than DraftKings Sportsbook.

First, download the DraftKings Sportsbook app here.

Once you input your information and have your account set up, drive to DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen which is located at 200 S Front Street, East Saint Louis, 62201.

Park in a designated spot, turn on WiFi, location services, and Bluetooth.


How To Jumpstart The Sign-Up Process For DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois

Luckily, if you’ve already downloaded the app, set up your account, and arrived at DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen, you’ve done all the hard stuff. Once you’re there, the app will verify your location and you’ll be asked to complete a few more prompts to complete the process.

This final part of the sign-up process shouldn’t take long and from there you can grab up to $1,000 in free bets and pick your first winner.

Sure, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to make Illinois bettors drive all the way out to East St. Louis just to complete the sign-up process from their cars, but this is the way it is right now.

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