Latest Illinois Sports Betting News

Illinois legalized sports betting in 2019 and the first legal bet was placed in March of 2020. Betting was initially limited to in-person wagering at retail sportsbooks across the state. However, COVID closed all retail sportsbook locations, forcing state legislators to allow online betting.

Despite offering legal mobile sports betting, bettors were required to register in person prior to being able to wager with the sportsbook of their choice. This limited most bettors to wagering with sportsbooks with retail locations near them. The ruling came to an end on March 5th, when state Governor J.B. Pritzker officially lifted the mobile registration ban, allowing bettors to register with any licensed Illinois sportsbook.

Best Illinois Sportsbook Bonus Offers for May

With mobile registration returning to Illinois, bettors can expect a steady flow of new and exciting sportsbook bonus offers. Track every promotion here at GoBet Illinois and be certain you are receiving the max bonus when you register with a new sports betting app.

Our top-rated Illinois sportsbook offers for May come from PointsBet and DraftKings. Not only are these the top two IL sports betting offers, but both sportsbooks offer great apps, live and prop betting options, and the largest betting menus in the industry.

New PointsBet users receive quite the bonus ā€” Currently No Bonus Offer ā€” when they sign up using the bonus code. This is the best bonus offer available from a US sportsbook.

New FanDuel users can receive a great bonus as well ā€” Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets! Don't miss out on these offers and bonuses.

PointsBet Sportsbook Bonus Code

Currently No Bonus Offer

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Current FanDuel Promo Code

Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets

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IL only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER