PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook Launches Just In Time For Bettors To Bear Down

Written By Derek Helling on September 12, 2020Last Updated on September 14, 2020

With the ChicagoBears set to start their 2020-21 season on Sunday, it’s a great time for the PointsBetIllinoisSportsbook to launch. The app and website are now officially live and accepting wagers in the Prairie State.

It’s a pivotal time for Illinois legal online sports betting apps, however.

Which will last longer for bettors in Illinois: Mitch Trubisky & lsquo, his time as the Chicago & rquo team’s starting quarterback, or IL Gov. Is the in-person registration requirement suspended by JB Pritzker & lsquo?

It’s difficult to hurt that race right now, It & rsquo.

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Many people were looking forward to hearing about this start just before the NFL season began on September 10. In terms of money wagered, the NFL represents the US sporting gambling industry’s cash cow.

Missing the start of the season would have meant giving PointsBet & rsquo, its rivals in the state, not only the handle but also a market share.

Currently, those are:

William Hill currently operates a retail sportsbook at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. It intends to launch online in Illinois at some point but has not yet made any announcements about when.

For El bettors, the desktop website, Android and iOS apps are all currently available, but the financial components are still being developed.

The brick-and-mortar books at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney and three off-track betting sites( Crestwood, OakbrookTerrace, and Prospect Heights ) & ldquo will soon make their debut, according to a press release. & rdquo,

PointsBet is ready to tackle the Illinois market with a few aggressive promos for NFL bettors. If you’ve never wagered with the book in another state, you can take advantage of a bonus first bet and a deposit match, for starters.

But, even seasoned PointsBet employees can participate in some Bears and NFL-specific offers for the first week of the year. They are:

    Crowd Booster: For the Bears & rsquo’s first three games in the 2020 – 21 season, the spread will be increased by five points for every 200 bets placed.

  • No Juice Saturdays: Every NFL game will have an even money + 100 disperse on every Saturday in September.

While going live before the Bears enter the field is a win for both bettors and the book, Pritzker & rsquo’s executive order also makes the timing excellent. It & rsquo is only in place for a short period of time.

Sports bettors in Illinois may sign up digitally while they can.

Even if you don’t immediately intend to wager with PointsBet, there is still a good reason for you to proceed and complete the simple, free, and swift online enrollment. There is a finite amount of time to do so.

Pritzker’s executive order suspending the state’s face-to-face mandate for online sports betting account registration is currently set to expire on Sept. 19. Unless Pritzker extends it, in-person registration will resume that day.

At that point, you’ll have to visit one of the Hawthorne racecourses, like in Cicero, to register your account. While the in-person mandate will eventually sunset, it likely won’t until late 2021.

To save yourself a vacation, go ahead and finish your membership. You won’t find any markets on how much Trubisky will keep NickFoles on the chair, but the PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook offers a wide variety of football futures.

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Helling, Derek is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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