With the legalization of sports betting in Illinois, sports fans can now bet on their favorite teams. In Illinois, you can bet on your favorite teams at legal sportsbooks, online and mobile. These sportsbooks are operated by licensed gambling operators who make sure your bets are fair and secured.
Before sports betting was legal in Illinois, you could only place bets at brick and mortar sportsbooks. But now you can bet on your favorite teams from the comfort of your home. Mobile sportsbooks offer US-based sports and bets on your favorite teams, such as the Chicago Bulls and the New York Yankees. You can register for a sports betting account with one of the many mobile betting sites and apps available.
The first sports betting app launched in Illinois, DraftKings, in August. Fans can use the app to bet on games and take advantage of promotional deals, such as odds boosts and free bets.
DraftKings also became an official daily fantasy sports partner for the UFC. Its sponsorship will allow the company to use the UFC’s trademarks, which will enable in-game promotions. This is estimated to be worth $350 million.
In September 2016, the New York Giants signed a multi-year deal with DraftKings. As part of the agreement, the company will double its early reg bonus and enter its users into a 100K free bet sweepstakes.
Several of the major sports leagues in the US have welcomed the growth of sports betting with open arms. For example, the NBA and NHL have partnered with Betway, and the NFL has an exclusive partnership with Caesars.