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BetMGM Illinois Welcome Bonus: First Bet Offer up to $1,000 in bonus bets

+21. First Bet Offer to be paid back in bonus bets up to $1,000 if your first bet loses. Terms and Conditions Apply. Gamble responsibly. 

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The change in betting regulations in the state of Illinois is finally here. March 5th, 2022 is the date after which every bettor in the state will be able to open an account with a bookie online without the need to visit a casino.

The worst part was that bookies without retail venues couldn’t get licensed in the state of Illinois. You had to have both. Purely online sportsbooks could not operate in IL at all.

What can you get from the BetMGM Illinois offers?

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BetMGM IL Sportsbook Bonus

Your first bet matched up to $1,000 in bonus bets
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Is BetMGM legal in Illinois?

The bookie is essentially legalized but they cannot offer anything just yet. This is because BetMGM Illinois does not have a physical casino venue. This means that the Illinois Gaming Board cannot allow the company to offer its online betting product in the state. This put BetMGM in a very tough spot compared to its competitors who managed to already attract customers in the two years they have been operating.

It is perhaps BetMGM IL that needed this change the most. Of the big sportsbooks in the USA, MGM was the only one to not offer any online betting in Illinois. But now, all of this will change and residents of Chicago and the whole state will be able to play at BetMGM Illinois.

Opening an online sports betting account at BetMGM Illinois

The steps are not hard at all and there’s nothing unusual in the process of registering an account at BetMGM IL. You will be asked to provide the following:

  1. Email address or your yahoo/Paypal account if you wish to register with one of the two platforms.
  2. You will then need to pick a username and a suitable password.
  3. This is also where you input your promo code in case you have one.

After that, BetMGM Illinois will ask you to verify your account. Once you do it, you will be able to withdraw funds from your account and it will happen 100% online.

What is the BetMGM IL welcome bonus?

Every new customer at BetMGM Illinois will be entitled to a welcome bonus. It does come with a couple of conditions but getting that offer is not something customers want to pass by. Once BetMGM IL goes live, you will be able to bet on March Madness too.

First Bet Offer of up to $1,000

This is a pretty straightforward bonus which is pretty sweet. All you have to do is make the first deposit of at least $10 and place a bet on any game that you want. This promotion is for online users only.

In case your initial bet loses, you will get a refund in the size of your wager. This means that if you bet $700 and you lose, BetMGM will immediately compensate you by matching that amount in the form of a bonus bet bonus. To get a better understanding of BetMGM’s offer and details, here’s our BetMGM Bonus Code page.

The maximum amount you can claim is $1,000. In case your first bet amount is $50 or greater, the bonus bets will be broken down into five equal-sum bets.

So, for instance, you bet $500 and you lose. The bonus bets you will get will be 5 x $100 bets.

If you wager less than $50, you will simply get a bonus bet equal to the sum you wagered.

What are the sports wagering regulations like in Illinois?

The regulations are pretty loose. The Illinois Gaming Board allows every pro league to be wagered on. This also includes NCAA events. They allow all 3 NCAA divisions to be offered for online betting.

What companies cannot offer are matches from minor leagues and games featuring college teams based in the state of Illinois – for any sport.