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Best NFL Week 1 Sports Betting Promos in Illinois: Bet $20, Win $200 if Bears Cover the Spread!

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Are you ready for some football?!

Online sportsbooks all over Illinois are celebrating the return of the NFL with some no-brainer promos, including a few on the hometown Bears.

Here are all the details:

Best NFL Week 1 Promos in Illinois

PointsBet Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $20, Win $150 if the Bears score vs. Lions

  • Bet now: Click here
  • Available states: Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey
  • Who’s it for? New users

For better or worse, Mitchell Trubisky will be getting the start in Week 1 for the Bears. And while the former No. 2 overall pick has been far from a world-beater thus far, he’s yet to get shut out in a game.

And that’s all you need from Trubisky on Sunday to cash this promotion. Points of any kind from the Bears — a field goal, a touchdown, a measly safely — will turn $20 into $150 for you. Not bad, eh?

All you have to do is:

  • Click this link
  • Deposit at least $20
  • Bet at least $20 on the Bears moneyline or spread as your first bet

If your initial bet on the Bears wins, you’ll win that money, too!

Note: We’ve used the Bears as an example, but you can bet on any team this week and win $150 if they score at least a point!

Start your NFL season off right with this easy winner!


PointsBet Sportsbook

Offer: Fade Rovell! Bet $20 on the Bears’ spread, win $200 if they cover

  • Bet now: Click here
  • Available states: Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey
  • Who’s it for? New users

Find somewhere else offering you 10-1 odds to bet the Bears’ spread. I’m waiting …

Sorry, it’s just not going to happen! Fading Rovell has major benefits, beyond just the sheer enjoyment that comes with Darren losing.

To bet these crazy odds, all you have to do is:

  • Click this link
  • Deposit at least $20
  • Bet the Bears’ spread as your first bet

That’s it!

Chicago is currently in the +3 neighborhood on the road in Detroit and oddsmakers see these team as nearly equals. Lucky for you, you get them plus the points and +1000 on the juice, which means you can turn $20 into $200 if they lose by a point or two.

In summary: you get to Fade Rovell, get a chance at a crazy payout and watch Rovell suffer. Sounds good to me!


DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $25 on Cowboys ML, Get $2 per Ezekiel Elliott rushing yard

  • Bet now: Click here
  • Available states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
  • Who’s it for? New users

In his career, Ezekiel Elliott has averaged more than 96 rushing yards per game. We all know he’s capable of going off, too, which could mean well upwards of $200 in your pocket. Even if he has an awful night, you’re probably going to make at least $100.

To bet on this no-brainer promo:

  • Click this link and click ‘opt-in’ on the Happy Hour landing page
  • Hit sign up on the Rewards tab
  • Register and deposit at least $25
  • Place a $25 moneyline bet on the Cowboys as your first bet

If your bet on the Cowboys wins, you’ll win that money, too!

All in all, it could be a very lucrative night for anyone who gets down on this one-of-a-kind promotion. Plus, you’ll have some extra incentive to root for Elliott all night — there’s no ceiling on how much he can rush for and how much you can make!


BetRivers Sportsbook

Offer: Get $250 FREE to Bet on Week 1 NFL

Looking for some extra money this NFL season? All you have to do is sign up for a BetRivers account and you’ll get your deposit matched 100%, up to $250.

You’ll immediately have your deposit matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250. So if you deposit $250, you’ll have an extra $250 to bet with for Week 1!

So do you want some free money or not?


PointsBet Sportsbook

Offer: Bet the Bears at +60 (And Rising!)

  • Bet nowClick here
  • Available states: Illinois
  • Who’s it for? New and existing users

The Bears have a little uncertainty around them, let’s be honest. What’s certain, though, is that you should have a very easy time cashing on them at crowd boosted odds.

To bet on it:

  • Click this link
  • Make a deposit (max bet is $25 so keep that in mind)
  • Bet on the Bears crowd booster located on the sportsbook home page

Combine this with the other offers, and you could be walking away with more than $200 of easy money to boost your bankroll for the long grind of the NFL season.

Something tells me Illinoisians are going to be happy PointsBet has entered their state…


BetRivers Sportsbook $100,000 NFL Pick ‘Em Challenge

How many winners do you think you can pick over the course of the season? Maybe you’re better than your buddies, but can you beat out an entire state?

Time to put your money where your mouth is … well, not really because it’s free to enter.

All you have to do is:

  • Click this link
  • Create a BetRivers account
  • Make your picks each week before Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

You’ll be making straight-up picks each week (Thursday games excluded), so there’s no worrying about the spread. You’ll also have a shot at weekly $1,000 prizes awarded to the top player that week.

The top-50 players at the end of the year will win money, but everyone will have their eye on the $50,000 grand prize. Honestly, you could probably toss that accomplishment down on your resume. Even if you don’t, it’ll make for great bar banter and internet karma.

Will you be making NFL picks each week this season? Of course you will. Why not do it with a little extra incentive at BetRivers?


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