There is never a dull moment on the Illinois sports betting calendar these days, with NFL, NBA, NHL and college football action all on tap for this weekend.
And Illinois online sportsbooks are offering some generous promotions.
While there aren’t any no-brainer offers, the savvy sports bettor can find some free bets and boosts if they choose.
Here are some of the best options in IL this weekend.
Bet on Sunday Night Football risk-free at PointsBet Illinois
The Los Angeles Rams take on the Tennessee Titans this week on Sunday Night Football. And at PointsBet Sportsbook, you can get a $20 free bet if your wager loses.
Currently, the Rams are 7.5-point favorites over the Titans.
Various types of bets — such as player props — are eligible. However, the minimum odds are -200 to qualify.
That means if the Rams are, say, -300 to score more than a certain amount of points, that bet would not be eligible for this promotion.
If your bet hits, it’s like any other winning bet. If it doesn’t, you get another free swing at a game of your choice.
It’s also worth mentioning that PointsBet consistently offers the best juice on NFL games. Currently, its standard lines are -107 on each side. The industry standard is -110.
DraftKings, FanDuel have generous sign-up bonuses, more
At DraftKings, you can bet $5 to win $200 on any NFL game upon registering.
The $200 would be paid out in free bets. Any NFL market is eligible, meaning you could bet on a moneyline favorite to increase your chance of winning.
DraftKings is also offering a risk-free Same Game Parlay, which is NBA-focused. Place any Same Game Parlay on an NBA game from now until Tuesday, and you will receive a free $10 bet if your wager doesn’t cash.
There are no minimum number of parlay legs and no limits on how high you can manipulate the odds, so this could be a chance to take a huge swing. If you’re looking to use it to bet on the Chicago Bulls game, they play on Saturday and Monday.
FanDuel is offering a similar sign-up promotion, but only for the Packers-Chiefs game. New IL users can win $150 off of a $5 bet. The difference here, however, is that the $150 is paid out in cash, not free bets.
FanDuel is also offering an NFL Same Game Parlay. Like DraftKings, any losing parlays will be refunded up to a free $10 bet. But unlike DraftKings, there are a few more conditions.
FanDuel is requiring a minimum of three parlay legs, meaning at least three bets need to hit in order for you to win. Also, odds must be +400 or higher to qualify.
BetRivers offering various 20% profit boosts
At BetRivers Sportsbook in Illinois, you can increase your profits if you’re on a betting roll.
Simply by logging in on Friday, you can unlock a 20% profit boost on any NHL game. The profit boost expires 24 hours after it is issued.
For what it’s worth, the one-win Chicago Blackhawks play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
BetRivers is also offering 20% profit boosts on any college football or NFL parlay. Besides the 24-hour expiration, there are no other terms to note.