PointsBet Illinois Promo Code - September 2022

PointsBet is offering first-time Illinois users a $2,200 in risk-free bets.

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PointsBet Illinois Promo Code

PointsBet went live in Illinois in 2020, but first-time bettors had to sign up for mobile betting at a retail location due to state law.

As of March 5, 2022, online registration was made available across the entire state.

First-time Illinois users can take advantage of PointsBet’s generous promotion and receive two risk-free bets up to $2,200 when they use promo code: ACTION2K1.

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PointsBet IL Promo Code in September 2022

How to Sign Up at PointsBet IL

Signing up at PointsBet is a breeze. Make sure to provide accurate information or else it won't be able to verify your identity. Click here to get started.

Step 1. Users must enter select Illinois, then enter their first name, last name, and email.

Step 2. Users then will enter their date of birth, last four digits of their SSN, phone number, and address.

Step 3. Users then must enter a password, acknowledge PointsBet’s Terms and Conditions, acknowledge that they are not prohibited from wagering by the Illinois Gaming Board, and that they are at least 21 years of age.

PointsBet Registration

Claiming Your Promo

Illinois users who open a new PointsBet account are eligible for two risk-free bets up to $2,200.

PointsBet Promo Code: Click To Claim Promo 
PointsBet Sportsbook Free Bet

Up to $2,200 in risk-free bets

Wagering Requirements:

New users only. Get up to $1,600 back if your first PointsBetting wager loses and get up to $600 back if your first Fixed-Odds wager loses. 

Available in IL?: Yes
Points Sports Offered: NFL, NBA, MLB, Golf, NHL, UFC/MMA, Soccer, Esports, CFB, CBB
Promo Last Verified On:

September 28, 2022

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New PointsBet Illinois bettors can take advantage of PointsBet’s generous promotional offer for a limited time!

Get up to $2,200 in risk-free bets if your first PointsBetting wager and Fixed-Odds wager loses!

PointsBet Promo Code: ACTION2K1.

As an Illinois PointsBet user, there is no shortage of additional bonuses or promotions you can take advantage of. Their unique promos include betting on popular sides and totals at reduced or no juice.

PointsBet also offers users rewards points for every wager placed on the platform. Rewards points accumulate automatically over time and can be redeemed later for for Free Bets. Here's how points are credited by wager type:

  • Fixed odds bets earn 1 point per $5 wagered
  • Parlay bets earn 1 point per $1 wagered
  • PointsBetting wagers earn 1 point per $1 won or lost

Free Bets can be redeemed once a player has reached 250+ points credited to their account. The point payout structure is as follows:

  • 250 points = $2.50 in Free Bets
  • 500 points = $5 in Free Bets
  • 1,000 points = $10 in Free Bets
  • 2,500 points = $25 in Free Bets
  • 5,000 points = $50 in Free Bets
  • 10,000 points = $100 in Free Bets
  • 50,000 points = $500 in Free Bets
  • 100,000 points = $10,000 in Free Bets

Free bet credits expire within 14 days of receipt. 

Wagering Requirements:

  • PointsBet’s welcome offer is for new customers only.
  • Users in the state of Illinois are entitled to two free bets up to $2200.
  • Free bets will be processed within 24 hours of bet settlement.

PointsBet Illinois Review Summary

  • Bonuses & Promotions

    The sign-up offer at PointsBet — up to $2,200 in risk-free bets — is in line with the rest of the industry. But where PointsBet stands out is on event-specific promotions throughout the year. They regularly do "crowd boosters," where a spread will move a point every 100-200 bets taken by the book, which quickly turn into easy wins.

  • Mobile App & Website

    PointsBet has one of the best sleekest apps and websites among all U.S. books, and they do a great job of displaying the most popular markets and best daily promotions for bettors. The experience is better on the mobile app than on the web, which can get a little busy with all of the different markets.

  • Registering & Cashiering

    We haven't had any issues signing up, depositing or withdrawing funds from PointsBet. They offer fewer payment options than other books, although users can still use credit cards, online banking, PayPal, and a variety of other methods depending on the state. PointsBet is a trusted and regulated sportsbook in IL so you don't have to worry about your money.

  • Betting Options

    PointsBet IL offers odds on all major markets, but also has extensive secondary markets like props, unique futures and more. They also allow users to request bets — their "Name a Bet" function — so if you want to wager on a market that doesn't exist, just shoot them a message and they'll work with you on it. What more could you ask for?

  • PointsBet Illinois vs Other Sportsbooks

    PointsBet offers odds on all major markets, but also has extensive secondary markets like props, unique futures and more. They also allow users to request bets — their "Name a Bet" function — so if you want to wager on a market that doesn't exist, just shoot them a message and they'll work with you on it. What more could you ask for when betting in Illinois?

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undefined PointsBet Sportsbook IL Pros

  • Many users on the App Store state that they enjoy using PointsBet over the competitors because of the great interface and the quality customer service.
  • Users discussed the very generous promotional offers that PointsBet provides as a key factor in why they keep coming back.
  • Some users specified that a lot of PointsBet’s promotional offers are attainable, unlike other books that may have boosts that aren’t as likely to hit.

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  • Some users mentioned that they were unable to have their problems resolved by customer service and that the app freezes from time-to-time.
  • Some users were unable to recoup their referral bonuses for bringing their friends on to the app.
  • One user claimed that after going on a hot-streak, the number of boosts being offered to them by PointsBet began to diminish

Complete PointsBet Promo Code & Sportsbook Review

Meet the PointsBet Review Team

Action Network thoroughly evaluated the PointsBet sportsbook based on a couple factors: ease of logging in, in-app navigation, speed, data density, and bet slip.

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Steve Petrella 

Steve Petrella is a lead Action Editor with an affinity for NHL and College Football Betting. He is also the author of much of the educational content on Action Network.

Does PointsBet Work Differently by State?

You shouldn't experience too much change with the PointsBet Sportsbook app depending on where you are placing your wagers. The app remains the same and regardless of where you're betting. You'll be prompted to give your geo-location to PointsBet when using the app so it can confiirm that you are betting in Illinois. In comparison to other books, BetMGM forces you to make a new account when you want to bet in another state. Caesars often has trouble locating you.

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Logging In

PointsBet has a sign-in process that could definitely be improved. Saved email addresses don’t always come up and the iPhone autofill feature wasn’t consistent. PointsBet does offer Face ID log-ins, which can be helpful at times, but the overall process felt average.

BetSlip

PointsBet’s bet slip loads quickly from the bottom of the page. PointsBet offers a “My Bets” feature for users can monitor their recent, current, and future bets. Bettors can also track bets that they have cashed out over time. PointsBet has a very average bet slip experience that could definitely be improved in the future.

PointsBet has a very simple display that makes it easy for Illinois bettors to quickly search through different sports to find the event they want to place a wager on. One thing that we noticed is that there isn’t a home button outside of the option on the drop-down menu. Having one in a better location would definitely make it simpler to navigate the app. The search function could be improved and could include more selections for general queries. PointsBet does try to appeal to bettors that want to place wagers on the local teams, such as the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Bears.

Data Density

PointsBet is near the bottom of the pack as it pertains to game data density, and when you're searching for quick betting action, data density is everything. App design choices like font size and white space that impact layout will determine how much information a bettor has access to at any given moment without having to scroll. PointsBet lags behind its Illinois competitors like FanDuel and BetMGM in every way with its look and feel.

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Depositing and withdrawing funds with PointsBet is similar to what you'll see with other Illinois sportsbook apps. There are some restrictions based on where users are located but it's unlikely you'll face any problems with taking out or putting in funds.

Deposit Methods

  • Online Banking
  • PayPal
  • ACH/Check
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • PayNearMe

Spending Controls

PointsBet is just like most legal Illinois sportsbooks when it comes to self-imposing spending controls. The controls offered include:

  • Pre-commitment limits: Set a limit on how much you can deposit in 1, 7, or 30 days.
  • Self-exclusion: Stop yourself from betting during a specific period or permanently.
  • Cool-off period: Stop yourself from accessing the site or app for a specific time. 

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PointsBet does not regularly offer the more niche sporting events or betting markets, but you should feel comfortable with PointsBets consistent coverage of the popular markets you've come to expect. You'll find a bevy of player props available for football, matchups for golf, finishing position markets for NASCAR, etc. As an Australian-founded company, PointsBet is continuing to make its presence felt in the U.S., so the sportsbook is one to watch for new and veteran bettors.

PointsBet Illinois Team Partnerships 

Chicago Bears: PointsBet is the first sports betting sponsor with full usage of the Bears IP, marks and logos. PointsBet has brand visibility across all digital assets.

PointsBet Illinois Odds

Week 4 NFL Game Odds: Los Angeles Chargers vs Houston Texans

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming NFL game: Updated September 28, 2022 - Odds Provided by PointsBet - Subject to Change

Team

Spread

Moneyline

Total

Los Angeles Chargers

(-4.5) -107

-240

Over 44 (-107)

Houston Texans

(+4.5) -107

+200

Under 44 (-107)

PointsBet Futures Odds

Here are the NFL futures odds offered by PointsBet Sportsbook: Updated September 28, 2022 - Odds Provided by PointsBet - Subject to Change

2022/2023 NFL Team  PointsBet Futures Odds
Buffalo Bills +500
Kansas City Chiefs +750
Philadelphia Eagles +850
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +900
Green Bay Packers +900
Los Angeles Rams +1300
Baltimore Ravens +1300
Miami Dolphins +1500

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PointsBet's pricing in Illinois will not change from the other states the sportsbook can be found in. Some people have speculated that sportsbooks would shade their lines toward teams in those specific states since they'd anticipate heavier betting action on those teams, but that hasn't been the case.

Unfortunately for PointsBet Illinois users, you'll see that PointsBet overall hasn't fared well in comparison to other books when it comes to market pricing.

Analysis parameters:

  • Data collected from 1/1/2021-4/1/2022
  • Used closing odds (the odds 30 minutes before game-time) in calculations
  • Each data point is the average book-edge for the month
  • Each # is represented as a percent of the book's edge

The book with the lowest average book edge is considered to have the best price.

Action Network Logo FanDuel Sportsbook Logo DraftKings Logo Pointsbet Sportsbook logo Caesars Sportsbook Logo
NFL 4.58 4.55 4.85 4.57 4.43
NBA 4.55 4.56 4.74 5.76 5.47
MLB 4.48 4.58 4.72 4.83 3.86
NCAAF 4.75 4.60 4.88 5.19 4.56
NCAAB 4.68 4.54 4.70 5.29 4.54
Total 4.66 4.62 4.74 5.18 4.71

Illinois PointsBet Locations

Club Hawthorne Crestwood & PointsBet Sportsbook

Club Hawthorne Prospect Heights & PointsBet Sportsbook

Hawthorne Race Course

PointsBet Illinois stadium

Steve Petrella is the deputy editor for Action, supervising all written content across the website and best-in-class mobile app. He began his career at Sporting News, where he eventually oversaw the Linemakers. Steve then went to Cox Media Group, led content strategy for several college football websites, and even appeared on a live betting stream. In 2018, he joined Action Network as its college football and college basketball editor and worked his way up.

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PointsBet Illinois FAQs
What is the best PointsBet Promo Code?

Use the sign-up code ACTION2K1! PointsBet is offering new users two risk-free bets up to $2,200!

What is the minimum amount that I can deposit to my account?

The minimum deposit from a debit or credit card is $5 on PointsBet.

Is PointsBet Sportsbook allowed in Illinois

Yes! PointsBet went live in 2020 and as of March 5, 2022, Illinois bettors can now sign up for PointsBet from anywhere in the state!