The Best Illinois Sportsbook Promos Before Online Registration Goes Away Saturday at Midnight

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  • Sports betting launched in Illinois back in June 2020, and Gov. Pritzker has signed executive orders each month due to COVID-19 allowing bettors to sign up online rather than visiting a casino.
  • Unfortunately, that all changes tonight (Saturday) at midnight: The executive order will not be renewed. That means if you want an account at a new book, you'll have to go visit one of the physical casinos.
  • If you sign up today, however, you can do so online and then bet with your phone or your computer moving forward. It's only the registration process that's changing. On that note, make sure to sign up and take advantage of these offers. In fact, use a few so you have a couple betting options moving forward!

Illinoisans, if you’ve been waiting to sign up for an online sportsbook, this weekend is your last shot! Or, at least, your last chance to do so online …

Starting on Sunday, April 4, Illinois will no longer allow residents to register online, meaning if you want to start betting at a sportsbook, you’ll have to go to its physical location to register and set up an account.

In other words, you should probably fill out your entire sportsbook portfolio by the end of the day Saturday. Not only is it your most convenient option, but it’ll allow you to take advantage of some amazing promotions — essentially free money — for new users.

Take a look:

1. PointsBet Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $20, Win $300 on any NBA/NCAAB moneyline

Offer: Bet $20, Win $150 if the Cubs or Sox get a hit

Think the Cubs or White Sox are getting no-hit this weekend? Probably not.

Offer: Bet $20, Win $150 if the NBA/NCAAB team you bet scores a point

Bet $20, Win $150 if Your Team Scores!
Full Review
Bet $20 on a NBA/NCAAB team
Win $150 if they score a point
New users in CO, IL, NJ, IN, IA, MI

Last we checked, there’s never been a shutout in an NBA or March Madness game.


2. William Hill Sportsbook

Offer: Get a $300 risk-free bet

$300 Risk-Free First Bet
Full Review
Use code ACTION300
Get deposit matched w/ risk-free bet
New customers only

If you win, enjoy! If not, no worries … it’s risk-free!


3. BetRivers Sportsbook

Offer: Get $250 in free bets

Get $250 Deposit Match Instantly
Full Review
100% deposit match up to $250
Get bonus funds right away
Use code 250MATCH

Is there such a thing as too much free money? We think not.


4. FanDuel Sportsbook

Offer: Get a $1,000 risk-free bet

$1,000 Risk-Free First Bet
Full Review
$1,000 free-roll on first bet
Only 1x rollover
Great daily odds boosts

A thousand bucks to spend with no risk attached … what’s not to love?


5. DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Get a $1,000 deposit bonus

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus
Full Review
Bonus = 20% of first deposit match
Max bonus is $1,000
Action's Preferred Sportsbook

Another grand in your bankroll just for depositing. Why not take advantage?

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