FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois is currently live and one of the online sports betting powerhouses. It officially joined the rapidly expanding Illinois online sports betting market in August 2020.
New users can get a Bet $5, Get $150 promo with FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois.
🚨Now, effective March 5, 2022, Illinois sports bettors can register online (instead of having to register in person at a physical sportsbook location):
Signing up for FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois is an easy process.
Take advantage of FanDuel’s Bet $5, Get $150 promo by following these steps:
- Complete the online registration (set to become available on March 5, 2022) that requires information such as name, address, email and date of birth (must be 21 years or older).
- Deposit at least $10 into your new FanDuel Sportsbook account via any number of offered deposit methods.
- Make a $5 initial bet on any game.
|FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook|
|✍️ Sign-Up Offer||💰Bet $5, Get $150|
|🚨 Promo Code||Not Required|
|💲 Minimum Deposit||$10|
|✅ Minimum Betting Age||21|
|🎲 Betting Requirement||None|
|➡️ App Platforms||iOS (Apple App Store), Android (Google Play), Web Browser|
|📲 Listed As||FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino|
|❗️ Seller||FanDuel Inc.|
|🇺🇸 States Available||IL, NY, NJ, PA, CT, AZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, TN, VA, WV|
|🎰 Retail Partner||Fairmount Park Racetrack|
|⏰ Launch Date||August 2020|
|💯 BN Sportsbook Ranking||T2 of 7|
|⭐️ BN Review Rating||4.75|
FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois Details
Although Illinois online sports bettors still have to register in person, in order to gamble online, that will change on March 5, 2022, when online registration will be allowed. FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois is one of the great sports betting app options in the great state of Illinois.
FanDuel officially launched in Illinois in August 2020, while partnering with the Par-A-Dice-Casino in East Peoria, IL. Considering all sportsbooks needed to have a land-based partner, the FanDuel and Par-A-Dice marriage made perfect sense.
Now that online registration will open up a whole new world for Illinois residents, FanDuel Sportsbook is ready to take on all Illinois sports wagerers.
FanDuel Sportsbook ranks No. 3 of 6 sportsbooks that Bleacher Nation has reviewed.
|Rank||Sportsbook||Sports Betting App||Promo||Promo Code||Available||Launch Date||Review Rating|
|1||📲DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook||💰$1,050 Signup Bonus||Not Required||App Store, Google Play||🗓August 2020|
|2||📲Caesars Illinois Sportsbook||💰Up to $1,250 on Caesars||🚨BLEACHERXLFULL||App Store, Google Play||🗓September 2020|
|3||📲FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook||💰Bet $5, Get $150||Not Required||App Store, Google Play||🗓August 2020|
|4||📲Barstool Sportsbook Illinois||💰$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||Not Required||App Store, Google Play||🗓March 2021|
|5||📲BetMGM Sportsbook Illinois||💰$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||Not Required||App Store, Google Play||🗓March 2022|
|6||📲PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook||💰Two Risk-Free Bets up to $2,000||🚨BLEACHERXL||App Store, Google Play||🗓September 2020|
|7||📲BetRivers Illinois Sportsbook||💰$250 Risk-Free Bet||🚨250MATCH||App Store, Google Play||🗓June 2020|
Current FanDuel Illinois Promos
Bet $5, Get $150
Get $150 in guaranteed free bets after making an initial $5 bet on any game after registration.
$1,000 No-Sweat First Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook’s most prominent promotion is its amazing $1,000 No-Sweat First Bet. New users can take advantage of a first-time no-sweat bet (risk-free) of up to $1,000.
There’s no way to lose, really. If you win your initial bet, FanDuel will immediately present you with your winnings. If you happen to lose, FanDuel Sportsbook will refund you the amount of the no-sweat bet, up to $1,000, dollar-for-dollar, in the form of site credit.
Give $100, Get $100
Refer a friend and get $100 in site credit ($50 in sportsbook site credit and $50 in casino site credit).
FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois Review: 4.75
Bonuses and Promos: 4.5
New players to FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois can take advantage of a no-sweat bet (risk-free) of up to $1,000.
Sports gamblers get a straightforward $1,000 No-Sweat First Bet. No caveats, no confusing or deceptive fine print. Simply sign up for FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook Illinois, make your first deposit, and wager up to $1,000 on your first sports bet.
As is the industry standard, if the bet loses, you get your money back in the form of site credit. In other words, the money must be available and used in a sports wager that wins in order to withdraw it from your account.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s promotions are usually in the top-tier in the business.
Betting App and Features: 5.0
FanDuel’s application is continuously lauded as one of the sports-gambling industry leaders. Its sleek design and easy-to-use interface allow veteran and novice sports bettors to thrive in the booming market.
Selecting the bets you want is so easy it doesn’t require much technical knowledge or a steep learning curve. FanDuel’s betting slip function allows for incredible flexibility. Keep certain bets separate or take advantage of FanDuel’s Same-Game-Parlays with ease.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s website is an easy platform to navigate that that’s nicely organized with a personal bet slip. FanDuel’s official light blue color blends well with a clean look and experience.
Stability and Functionality
Unlike many of the other sportsbook apps on the market, the FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino app is as reliable as it gets. Rarely does the app suffer through downtimes or technical glitches.
Odds and Variety: 5.0
Perhaps the FanDuel app’s lone major gripe deals with its odds versus the competition. FanDuel’s lines oftentimes differ from the competition, specifically DraftKings Sportsbook and PointsBet.
While this isn’t necessarily a negative, FanDuel is sometimes slow to react to the market and update its odds based on substantive changes like injuries, trades and so on—as compared to competitors.
FanDuel Sportsbook is one of the top sportsbooks in the U.S. market as it pertains to its hold on moneylines. It does a solid job of maintaining a low hold in the futures category. This is especially the case for its golf offerings.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s juice (vig) compares well to the other top sportsbooks nationwide.
- Spreads: choose the favorite or underdog and bet on the margin of victory or defeat.
- Moneylines: Pick winners outright and reap the rewards.
- Teasers: Combine multiple bets and get more favorable spreads for each.
- Totals: Choose the over-under and bet on total number of points scored in a game.
- Props: Bet on more than just winning and losing, including player performances, individual quarters, and more.
- Live Bets: Kickoff is just the beginning – place bets throughout the game.
- Aussie Rules
- Auto racing
- Rugby league
- Rugby union
- Table Tennis
Registration, Deposit and Cashout: 4.5
FanDuel’s deposit methods are simple and flexible. The options include credit and debit cards, PayPal, prepaid cards, eChecks (ACH), bank transfers and more.
Once you create an account, you can either take advantage of free games or deposit money for real-time sports betting. FanDuel accepts all major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard and Discover. PayPal is also an option, a service that also accepts American Express.
FanDuel NY bettors must be at least 21 years of age to sign up and be located within the Illinois state limits to place legal online sports wagers using the FanDuel Illinois Mobile Sportsbook App.
The sportsbook registration asks for basic information, including full name, date of birth, residential address, and an email address to set up an online account.
- Promo code (optional)
- Confirm your eligibility (21 years old in New York)
- Date of Birth
- Last four digits of your SSN
- Home Address
- Online Bank Transfer
- Credit/Debit Card
- FanDuel Prepaid
- ACH and E-Check
- FanDuel Prepaid Card
FanDuel IL Sportsbook History and Partnerships
Nigel Eccles, Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Rob Jones and Chris Stafford founded FanDuel on July 21, 2009. The group first formed a company called Hubdub, but it eventually morphed into FanDuel. $1.2 million in funding from Pentech Ventures and Scottish Enterprise surely helped the process.
FanDuel mission was to become the undisputed leader in daily fantasy.
After growing rapidly, the legalization of sports betting in the United States allowed FanDuel to pivot in a lucrative way. In May 2018, after PASPA had been overturned, FanDuel merged with the U.S. operations of Paddy Power Betfair (later renamed Flutter Entertainment) to form the FanDuel Group.
FanDuel Sportsbook was born and is now available in many states for online sports betting use.
FanDuel has partnered with primetime leagues such as the NBA. In fact, both FanDuel and DraftKings have co-partnered with the most powerful professional basketball league in the world.
Pat McAfee Inc.
The sports betting world found itself shook in December 2021 when FanDuel Sportsbook announced it would pay $30 million a year over four years in a day with the Pat McAfee Show.
- Turner Sports
- Bleacher Report
- The Ringer
- Minute Media
FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois Retail Locations
FanDuel’s entrance into the Illinois sports betting market is helped by a partnership with the Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria.
- Address: 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, IL 61611
- Phone: 309-699-7711
FAQ’s for FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois
Which deposit methods can I use with FanDuel?
FanDuel allows PayPal use, which includes American Express, and it also accepts all major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard and Discover.
Is it safe to place my sports wagers with FanDuel?
FanDuel represents one of the sports betting industry giants. Yes, FanDuel is as reputable a sports gambling platform as any in existence. All personal information, up to and including bank information, is safe and secure.
Can I cancel a bet on FanDuel?
You will not have the ability to cancel a wager on FanDuel, per its terms and conditions. Always make sure that specific sports bet is what you want before you officially place the bet.
Is FanDuel Sportsbook legal in Illinois?
Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook is legal and live in Illinois, but online sports bettors must first register in person at FanDuel's land-based partner, Par-A-Dice-Casino (prior to March 5, 2022).
When can I register online with FanDuel Sportsbook in Illinois?
Beginning March 5, 2022, Illinois residents can register online prior to using FanDuel Sportsbook.
Illinois Sports Teams
|Logo||Illinois Sports Team||League||Location|
|Chicago Bears||🏈NFL||Chicago, IL|
|Chicago Bulls||🏀NBA||Chicago, IL|
|Chicago Cubs||⚾️MLB||Chicago, IL|
|Chicago White Sox||⚾️MLB||Chicago, IL|
|Chicago Blackhawks||🏒NHL||Chicago, IL|
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