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Everything you need to know about betting on sports in Illinois.

Illinois was the 21st state to enter the Union in 1818 and is the U.S.'s sixth-most populous state.

Its capital is Springfield, but the state's largest city is Chicago, which is the third-largest city in America.

Is sports betting legal in Illinois?

Yes, in-person and online sports betting is legal in Illinois via apps from mobile sportsbooks that allow you to bet from anywhere within the state limits.

When did sports betting become legal in Illinois?

Illinois legalized sports betting in 2019, with the first in-person wager in the state being placed in March 2020. Sports betting apps were brought online in June 2020.

Where is sports betting legal in Illinois?

Sports betting is legal via online via apps on smartphones, tablets and computers, and in person, with online registration becoming availabe on March 5, 2022. Offshore and non-registered sports betting and online sportsbooks are illegal in Illinois.

How old do you have to be to bet on sports in Illinois?

As long as you are 21 years of age or older, you can bet at any registered and certified sportsbook online within the state of Illinois.

Where can I find the best online sports betting odds in Illinois?

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Does BetMGM offer promos for first-time bettors in Illinois?

BetMGM has a new user welcome offer. Register for a BetMGM account and when you bet $10 on a game, you win $200 in free bets! Additional terms apply.

All you have to do is register an account in Illinois, and then it’s time to get in on all the best sports betting action.

Where can I find the best online sports betting odds in Illinois?

With exciting odds on the best sporting events from around the world, you certainly won’t run out of options. Whether you’re looking to bet on your favorite sport like football, baseball, basketball and golf, or even looking for something a little different like cricket, rugby or darts — BetMGM has you covered.

Thrilling sports options, along with an array of different types of sports bets, such as futures, parlay bets, special bets, outrights, over/unders, and everything in between, make BetMGM one of the most thorough and varied sports betting sites with which to place your wager.

Does BetMGM offer promos for first time bettors in Illinois?

BetMGM has a new user welcome offer, register for a BetMGM account and you get your first bet risk-free up to $1,000! Additional terms apply.

Is sports betting legal in Illinois?

Sports betting is not legal in Illinois and no legislation has been proposed.

Teams in Illinois

  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Fire