To sign up to sports bet in Illinois, first you need to choose the desired sportsbook that you want to sign up for.
To sign up, you will need register with the following information:
- Date of Birth
- Username/User ID
- Last four digits of Social Security Number
- Phone Number
- Home Address
You will then be prompted to set security questions and confirm that you are at least 21 years of age. After that, you can deposit into your account and get ready to start betting. That’s the fun part…
Step-By-Step Process for Illinois Online Sports Betting
Once you have created your account and deposited, you can navigate through the sportsbook to place your wager.
Let’s take an example from FanDuel Sportsbook:
Select the game you would like to bet on
Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the Celtics +3.5 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Select your bet amount and place your bet
Details of Illinois’ Sports Betting Law
Illinois has an interesting sports betting law, but some of the quirks have been lifted in the past year. The first is the in-person registration, which ended in March of 2022.
As for betting on college in the state, Illinois does permit it as long as the wager is in-person. Online/mobile betting on in-state college teams is not allowed. The Division I college teams in Illinois include Bradley University, Chicago State University, DePaul University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois Fighting Illini (University of Illinois), Illinois State University, Loyola University Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Illinois Chicago, Western Illinois University.
Bettors in Illinois must be at least 21 years of age.
Bettors can still can still gamble on the NFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, European/international basketball leagues, MLB, NHL, international hockey leagues, MLS, English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA European, IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One, Boxing, Tennis and NCAAF and NCAAB.