William Hill Illinois is coming soon as it looks to carve out a significant share in the Illinois legal online sports betting landscape.
Currently, there are limited online sportsbook options available to Illinois sports bettors.
Enter William Hill.
The popular sportsbook brand is poised join the state’s burgeoning online sports betting market by the end of July.
William Hill’s global success, reputable brand, and sportsbook app that matches the industry’s top competitors make it a good bet to become a go-to spot for Illinois sports bettors.
That being said, let’s take a look at the William Hill Illinois promo code, new player bonus, and all of the rest the app has to offer.
William Hill Illinois Promo Code and Bonuses
William Hill offers new players in Illinois a 100% first deposit match free bet up to $300. This means those who deposit $300 can bet instantly with $600.
|Promo Type||Promo Code||Details||Available To|
|RISK-FREE BET||BLEACHER300||Deposit $300, get a risk-free $300 bet||New players|
|In-game live bonuses||TBD||Get extra cash with individual game and prop boosts||New and current players|
|Bet Bonuses||TBD||Get bonus payouts just for playing||New and current users|
In order to take advantage of the various bonuses offered by William Hill, you can sign up by clicking here.
Doing so will bring you to the sign up page where you can register and automatically receive the $150 first deposit match. From there, you will be ready to take advantage of all of the bonuses and betting action available on the app.
Various betting specials and promos are available across a variety of sports leagues. These offers extend far beyond just the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. There are several deals available on sports such as soccer, golf, and even table tennis.
100% First Deposit Match
William Hill Illinois offers new players a 100% match on initial deposits of up to $150. Though bettors are free to deposit less money with the initial deposit, doing so means the full benefits of this offer won’t be realized.
William Hill Illinois offers boosted odds (and potentially enhanced payouts) with featured bets. For instance, a certain outcome might boosted to a +180 payout from what was a +110 payout. This means the bettor would stand to received more money in the event of a winning bet.
Typically, these odds boosts span different sports leagues and are often come with the day’s top games.
Other sport and game-specific bonuses are frequently available. Bonuses are paid to bettors who wager a specified number of times or certain amount (depending on the promo). Meanwhile, additional money is often paid within the context of game outcomes.
For instance, a bettor could stand to receive a bonus payout if their team or a player on the team achieves a certain feat. The terms and conditions of such bonuses are always outlined prior to locking in a bet.
William Hill Illinois App
Some of the legal betting market’s other apps that require a single download for multi-state use. However, the William Hill sportsbook app requires a separate download within individual states. Still, the app’s design, functionality, and features remain uniform from state to state.
In other words, players in state’s like Indiana or New Jersey will have the same general experience as those in Illinois.
We are still in the early phase of Illinois online sports betting, but William Hill will be one of the limited options available to in-state bettors. Fortunately, it’s an excellent all-around app that provides bettors with a complete legal sports wagering experience.
Available on desktop/laptop, iOS, and Android, William Hill Illinois is available for download across a variety of various platforms.
The William Hill Illinois app’s initial rollout in other states where it currently operates included a very basic platform. A late-2019 freshen up brought unveiled an aesthetically-pleasing and modern design paired with outstanding functionality.
Among the highlights of this latest iteration is an increased emphasis on live in-game wagering and an expanded offering of prop markets.
It’s easy to locate top promos and daily odds boosts via scrolling banner art at the top of the app. You never have to worry about missing out on value plays and good deals.
The day’s featured events are broken up by horizontally scrolling inPlay and sport-specific icons, while upcoming highlighted events are listed in a vertical scroll format on the app’s homepage. This layout is particularly beneficial because bettors can almost instantaneously lock in game outcome bets with a couple clicks as soon as the app is opened.
Beyond the William Hill Illinois app’s home screen, within each individual sport’s tab, players can view daily and futures betting markets along with prop offerings by clicking on corresponding icons. Because of specific licensing deals with the NHL and NBA, the betting menus of those league’s feature team logos, which adds an element of polish and familiarity to the experience.
A comprehensive list of sports betting markets, a bet slip tracker, promos, and comprehensive support are each available through a separate permanent menu across the bottom of the app.
In all, the app’s efficient layout makes it easy for users to quickly and seamlessly navigate between menus and betting markets.
William Hill Desktop Version
William Hill Illinois is also available via a desktop/laptop version.
With increased screen capacity, the presentation expands the app version’s layout. Still, the overall experience is largely similar.
Promos, a search function, and inPlay bet menus are found in the upper lefthand corner, while top promos and action is available in the middle of the screen.
Different from the app layout are the “popular” and sports menus, which are located along the left side of the page. The visible bet slip is another noteworthy different. The bet slip, located to the right, tracks a bettor’s open wagers.
As is the case with the mobile version, bettors must be physically present in Illinois to place bets.
William Hill Illinois offers in-state bettors the ability to wager on a wide variety of different sports and sports leagues located around the world. Among the sports available to wager on are:
- Cricket (futures only)
- Fighting (MMA, Boxing)
- Table Tennis
Both professional and college sports are available to wagered on. In Illinois, it’s perfectly legal to bet on local teams such as the Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks.
However, Illinois sports betting law does not permit wagers on in-state colleges and universities. So while it’s perfectly fine to bet on colleges outside of Illinois, bettors won’t be able to back squads like Northwestern and the University of Illinois.
Types of Bets
As noted above, the William Hill Illinois app places an extensive focus on the increasingly popular live in-game betting market. Here’s a look at the various bet types available to players:
- Live in-game
- Alternate lines
Moreover, within these bet types is the ability to parlay, tease, and wager on condensed outcomes (first inning, quarter, half, period, etc.). There is also prop betting, which focuses on specific game-related outcomes and player statistic outcomes.
Funding Your William Hill Illinois Account
Getting money into your account so that you can start betting is a quick and easy process. Click the my account icon located in the upper righthand corner of the app. Click “deposit” and fund your account through one of the following methods:
- Online banking (Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, and others)
- William Hill Prepaid Card
- Credit or Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
- ACH e-Check
- Depoist cash in person
William Hill recommends online banking in order to instantly transfer funds from your bank accounts.
Making a Withdraw
Withdrawal methods include a William Hill prepaid card, Skrill account, or direct to bank accounts by eCheck or online banking. Typically, a 48-72 hour delay exists with banking transfers. However, this is a reliable process with funds ultimately guaranteed.
Is Online Sports Betting Permitted in Illinois?
Yes, it is.
Legal sports betting began in Illinois earlier this year on March 9, 2020. However, the launch didn’t last. Sportsbooks (and sports leagues around the globe) closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Without retail sportsbooks shuttered and the Illinois Gaming Board yet to issue online licenses, bettors in Illinois couldn’t wager on sports as leagues restarted in late May and early June. That changed in mid-June when the IGB gave the green light to Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers app.
Initially, Illinois sports betting law required an in-person registration for online betting, but in order to promote social distancing practices (and expedite the registration process), Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker lifted the requirement.