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Apr 03, 2021, 04:00 PM EDT
- Sports betting launched in Illinois back in June 2020, and Gov. Pritzker has signed executive orders each month due to COVID-19 allowing bettors to sign up online rather than visiting a casino.
- Unfortunately, that all changes tonight (Saturday) at midnight: The executive order will not be renewed. That means if you want an account at a new book, you’ll have to go visit one of the physical casinos.
- If you sign up today, however, you can do so online and then bet with your phone or your computer moving forward. It’s only the registration process that’s changing. On that note, make sure to sign up and take advantage of these offers. In fact, use a few so you have a couple betting options moving forward!
Illinoisans, if you’ve been waiting to sign up for an online sportsbook, this weekend is your last shot! Or, at least, your last chance to do so online …
Starting on Sunday, April 4, Illinois will no longer allow residents to register online, meaning if you want to start betting at a sportsbook, you’ll have to go to its physical location to register and set up an account.
In other words, you should probably fill out your entire sportsbook portfolio by the end of the day Saturday. Not only is it your most convenient option, but it’ll allow you to take advantage of some amazing promotions — essentially free money — for new users.
Take a look:
1. PointsBet Sportsbook
Offer: Bet $20, Win $300 on any NBA/NCAAB moneyline
Offer: Bet $20, Win $150 if the Cubs or Sox get a hit
Think the Cubs or White Sox are getting no-hit this weekend? Probably not.
Offer: Bet $20, Win $150 if the NBA/NCAAB team you bet scores a point
Last we checked, there’s never been a shutout in an NBA or March Madness game.
2. William Hill Sportsbook
Offer: Get a $300 risk-free bet
If you win, enjoy! If not, no worries … it’s risk-free!
3. BetRivers Sportsbook
Offer: Get $250 in free bets
Is there such a thing as too much free money? We think not.
4. FanDuel Sportsbook
Offer: Get a $1,000 risk-free bet
A thousand bucks to spend with no risk attached … what’s not to love?
5. DraftKings Sportsbook
Offer: Get a $1,000 deposit bonus
Another grand in your bankroll just for depositing. Why not take advantage?
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