So far, there are seven regulated online sportsbooks in Illinois: BetRivers, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, Caesars, Barstool and BetMGM. Though, an eighth will launch later this year when Circa Sportsbook goes live in Illinois. Also, look for Fanatics to complete a purchase of PointsBet and take over PB’s operation in Illinois.
Casinos, lottery outlets, stadiums and racetracks can apply for operator licenses. There are three online-only licenses up for grabs. But at least 14 total open slots remain for an Illinois online sportsbook to enter the market:
- Six via a tether with an existing licensed retail casino
- Five via a tether with new casino applicants
- Three via online-only sportsbook licenses
- As many as four connected to pro sports facilities
The more sportsbooks and the more competition, the better it is for you. Take advantage of welcome offers and bonus bets when you sign up at a legal Illinois sportsbook. All the popular betting options are available, including moneylines and same-game parlays.