Illinois sports betting will bring back its full mobile registration option this Saturday and bettors can lock in bonuses with early registration promos before it officially happens. Both FanDuel and DraftKings are welcoming back the convenient mobile registration setup by offering all new players a $100 registration bonus. While this isn’t technically considered “pre-registration” because the state is already live, it’s still a way to incentivize new customers to jump in now.
With the long-awaited return of mobile registration in the Illinois sports betting market, players can take advantage of $200 in total early sign up specials to play during a month that features heavy runs on NBA, NHL, and, of course, March Madness action.
With the in-person requirement soon gone, two of the state’s leading apps in DraftKings and FanDuel will look to attract new players by dishing out this additional bonus. Notably, this is an early-bird special, one that can be used in conjunction with new player specials offered by DraftKings and FanDuel this coming weekend.
Illinois Sports Betting Bonuses Ramp Up
The Illinois sports betting market has toggled between in-person and mobile registrations since first going live back in 2020, but the in-person registration requirement will finally end for good this weekend. The initial plan was for prospective bettors to finish registration at retail casino and sportsbook locations for a set period of time when operations first went live a little less than two years ago. However, COVID-19 concerns opened the door periods of mobile registration, but for the last 10 months, that has not been an option.
Those who were already signed up and betting could continue to play with apps, but those looking to take advantage of new brands would need to complete in-person requirement. For some, that meant taking a commute that could span hours, thus preventing many bettors from using new mobile betting apps.
This weekend, however, those looking to sign up for DraftKings and FanDuel will be able to do it from absolutely anywhere within the state, right from their computers, tablets, or phones.
FanDuel, DraftKings Offer Early Special
The action during the month of March in the Illinois sports betting market figures to be fast and furious. March Madness, which is one of the biggest sports betting events on the calendar, will lead the way. That said, both the NBA and NHL regular season schedules will charge ahead with several key games. With Illinois sports betting mobile registration shuttered for nearly 10 months, the top brands like DraftKings and FanDuel will aggressively look to bring in as many new players as possible.
To this end, each app will offer a $100 bonus that serves as a free bet at launch.
How to Get the Illinois Sports Betting App Bonuses
Those looking to get started can follow some very quick and simple steps.
- Get the DraftKings bonus here. Get the FanDuel bonus here.
- Complete the registration requirement.
- At launch, return to the app, make a $5 first deposit at DraftKings and/or a $10 first deposit at FanDuel to use the $100 bonuses, redeem new player specials, and begin betting. Using the links here will create eligibility for the upcoming new player offers.