PointsBet Illinois Comes Out Swinging With No-Brainer Bears Promotion

Written By Joe Boozell on September 14, 2020Last Updated on September 17, 2020

PointsBet Sportsbookofficially launched in Illinois on Sept. 12, just in time for the Bears opening game of the 2020 NFL season.

This was crucial because PointsBet & rsquo’s customer acquisition strategy appears to revolve around the Chicago Bears.

Legendary Bear Devin Hester is the face of the brand in the Prairie State, and PointsBet is offering Illinois sports bettors a Crowd Booster promotion for the first three weeks of the season.

The spread of the Bears will be increased by 5 points for every 200 punters who select them. The Bears defeated the Lions to close at + 100 & nbsp during last Sunday’s game.

The promotion will also be broadcast live for Chicago & rsquo’s Week 2 game against the Giants and Week 3 matchup with the Falcons. The maximum wager is$ 25.

PointsBet Sportsbook launched just a week before Illinois’ possible return to in-person registration. But it looks poised to make a splash in the meantime.

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PointsBet provides a distinctive gambling experience.

For taking the Bears through the first three days, PointsBet effectively gives you a costless$ 75 bonus, which is alluring for obvious reasons. However, new Illinois sports punters might be surprised to learn that PointsBet is a distinct casino.

Because of the idea of & ldquo, pointsbetting, that & rsquo. & rdquo, With pointsbetting, you can win( or lose ) more money depending on how much you win or lose your wager.

Let’s use the Steelers vs. Giants match from Monday Night Football as an illustration. At PointsBet, you have the choice to increase wins or losses by 10 to 50 times if you choose the Giants + 5.

Therefore, using a 10x multiplier, the payout would be$ 30 if you bet$ 10 on the Giants at + 5 and they only lose by 3. However, you do shed$ 30 if the Giants were to lose by 7.

The brand & rsquo, or signature bet, is what you use instead of the pointsbetting option on the PointsBet app.

Additionally, PointsBet has a feature called Name A Bet & rdquo that asks for customer bet suggestions upon request.

You must register bet requests via Twitter and nbsp, and right now, PointsBet is providing 34 of these wagers for Steelers – Giants.

It & rsquo, which uses its own fixed lines, is also a welcome addition to the Illinois market. Three online sportsbooks( DraftKings and BetRivers ) and two of Illinois & rsquo used Kambi lines prior to the launch of PointsBet.

With FanDuel in the mix, Illinois mobile sports bettors can shop for three sets of lines.

PointsBet is also positioned for financial achievement.

PointsBet entered the Illinois market through a deal with Hawthorne Race Course.

Despite the fact that PointsBet hasn’t still launched its financial sportsbook, it is in a good position when it does.

There are two causes for this: size and location. Hawthorne Race Course has 10 off-track betting( OTB ) locations across the state and is located about 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Some of them are in the suburbs of Chicago.

In addition to the Illinois racetrack, it appears that the OTBs in Crestwood, & nbsp, Oakbrook, Terrace, and / or Prospect will be the first to open.

It is still to be seen. what will happen on Sept. 19 when mobile registration could end. But at the moment, PointsBet probably has the best in-person registration set-up should it return, followed by BetRivers.

From Chicago, DraftKings at Casino Queen is practically a five-hour drive away, while FanDuel Par-A – Dice Sportsbook takes about three hours.

Granted, DraftKings had about a three-week head start to register new users. And FanDuel launched on Aug. 28.

Regardless, PointsBet looks like a serious player in Illinois, especially when you factor in its lucrative NBC deal.

Who’s next, Who & rsquo?

PointsBet was the obvious fourth online sportsbook to hit the Illinois sports betting market.

It’s difficult to predict who will be the next presently that PointsBet has launched.

William Hill, Unibet, or Barstool are probably the candidates.

In addition to operating casinos electronically in numerous says, William Hill has a physical location at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. Early this month, Unibet and Penn National Gaming partnered to secure business access through Argosy Casino Alton. Penn, the owner of both Hollywood Casinos, also has a significant stake in Barstool.

Having said that, we are unaware of any specific timeframes or programs for those novels in Prairie State.

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Boozell, Joe has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene … you can imagine how that went.

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