As of March 5th, all bookies operating within the state of Illinois will be allowed to have accounts by customers that have been registered 100% online.
The previous regulation stated that every gambling operator is licensed in IL and will be able to accept registrations only at its physical sports betting venues. So, this meant that if a company didn’t have a retail location, they couldn’t operate online in Illinois too.
Only for new customers residing in Illinois. Additional terms and conditions apply.
How has FanDuel operated in Illinois so far?
FanDuel was among those that had a retail location all along. Their casino is located in Collinsville, IL. Up until March 5th, new users will still have to visit the venue in order to open a new account. Of course, the company still offers welcome bonuses to new customers, but we expect to have even better promos after the change in regulation.
We have to remind folks, that even after you complete your in-person registration, you are still required to complete your verification online.
How can I Sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois online?
Similar to most places and to all other states in which FanDuel operates, the platform is not going to be any different. You will be asked to provide the following:
- Email address
- Password – the website will give you feedback on the strength of your password instantly
- Your promo code
These are all the steps that you need to take in order to open an account online with Fanduel Illinois. This sure is faster than having to drive all the way to their retail venue.
The verification process at Fanduel IL will not be any different from what it was so far. You will still be asked to provide some personal information such as names, addresses, and residency. None of that is unusual for an online sportsbook and it’s all written in the T&C.
Will I be able to claim any bonuses at FanDuel IL now?
Yes, new customers of the platform will always qualify for welcome offers. The best part is that even after that, you will be able to select some offers for existing customers to further improve your betting experience at FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois.
First bet risk-free up to $1,000
This is the usual welcome bonus by FanDuel regardless of your location. Once you sign up at the website and use the promo code, there are just two more things you have to do.
- Make a first-time real money deposit
- Place a qualifying bet on any sport.
Once your bet is settled, FanDuel will credit your account with an amount equal to your initial bet. This means that if you wager $500, you will get $500 in free bet credits. The outcome of your qualifying bet does not matter! Win or lose, you will still double your first bet at FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois.
There are a few terms & conditions to keep in mind:
- Must be 21 or older
- Must be located in the state of IL
- You must deposit at least $10
- The maximum free bet bonus is $1,000
- You have 30 days after receiving the bonus to wager it or it will expire
- The bonus funds are non-withdrawable
Are there any betting restrictions in the state of Illinois?
There are two main restrictions when it comes to sports wagering in the state:
- Bookies cannot offer games from minor leagues
- Bookies cannot offer events that feature college teams from the state of Illinois
Everything else is allowed making Illinois a very ‘’generous’’ state when it comes to betting regulations.
Find out more on FanDuel on our Fanduel Sportsbook promos review page.