Disclaimer: SportsBetting.com is not yet available in Illinois. This review is speculative based on what we expect from the app and will be updated once SportsBetting.com Illinois goes live.
SportsBetting.com may be a tenderfoot in the Illinois sports betting scene, but the Malta-based sportsbook has all the qualities to take on the big guns in the market.
The site’s parent company, Carousel Group, is a rising star in the internet gambling industry, having been launched in 2017. It’s accomplished great things already, and the Prairie State is just a stepping stone for expansion into other regulated markets across the US.
It’s easy to see why bettors would choose SportsBetting.com in Illinois. The site aims to offer industry-low juice for game spreads and totals. For those unaware, “juice” is the cut the sportsbook gets out of each bet.
On top of this, SportsBetting.com boasts highly competitive odds and has interesting seasonal promotions that are worth keeping an eye on. It’s clear that SportsBetting.com means business. Read our review below for an in-depth look at the sportsbook’s most significant components.
SportsBetting.com has made sure that newcomers start their betting journey with a bang. When you use our exclusive links to sign up and make your first deposit of at least $10, you will receive a 100% match up to $150 in Free Bet Credits.
You will have 7 days to use the free bet credits after receiving them.
All you need to do to receive this Welcome Bonus is use our links when you sign up and make a deposit of at least $10.
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Along with the three-part Welcome Bonus, SportsBetting.com has rolled out several promos to entice returning players.
Bettors who get a kick out of the NFL will find the First Touchdown Insurance promotion most exciting. By placing a wager of $5 or more on the first touchdown scorer on selected NFL games, you’re guaranteed a refund if your chosen player scores a touchdown in the game. If he scores the first TD, you get paid from the bet, but if he only scores a touchdown later in the game, the sportsbook will refund your stake up to $100.
Via the Overtime Pay promo, you can get a full refund on each $20 to $100 NFL or NCAA bet that loses in overtime.
SportsBetting.com also has a cashback deal for fans of boxing and UFC called KO Insurance. To qualify, you need to place at least a $10 bet on the to win fight market on selected bouts, and if your bet loses by KO or TKO, the sportsbook will recoup your losses in full, up to a maximum of $1,000.
The Football-Futbol promo covers two widely popular sports — American football and soccer. To become eligible for the offer, you need to wager at least $10 on each sport on the same day (on any market), and if the bet fails, you’ll get half of your stake back in free bet credits.
If you want to get in on the action on Tuesday, the Two for Tuesday reload bonus may come in handy. Place a bet of $10 to $100, and you’ll get a matching amount up to $100.
SportsBetting.com gives an excellent stimulus for live betting fans, too. By claiming the In-Game Adjustments promo, you can get a 50% bonus on a wager up to $50.
In June 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that made online sports betting legal in the state. The new law also allows for retail sportsbooks in Illinois and mobile sports betting. The first online sports bet taken legally took place in May 2020 via the BetRivers Sportsbook.
Illinois residents of legal age (21 or older) can bet on SportsBetting.com as long as they’re located within the state’s borders.
Just as you would with any other sportsbook if you’re a beginner — follow our lead, and you’ll be testing those juicy promos in no time.
In addition to the age requirement, certain professions are prohibited from betting on sports in Illinois. Professional athletes, coaches, trainers, and members of any other profession that could impact the outcome of a game are not allowed to play on SportsBetting.com for real money. Other than that, you’re all good to go, provided that you’re of legal age and located in Illinois.
Most betting happens on mobile devices these days, so most sportsbooks design mobile-friendly platforms. SportsBetting.com has released standalone apps for Apple and Android users.
If you want to try out the apps, you’ll have to download them first. To do so, follow our link to the SportsBetting.com site, and follow the prompts for your particular operating system to download the app to your device.
The app is a bit more of a convenient option for mobile users. It has the same functions as its desktop counterpart, but it delivers a more personalized betting experience. Users can also place mobile bets with SportsBetting.com via the sportsbook’s browser-based platform. It works just as well as other variants.
SportsBetting.com has a great UX on both desktop and mobile. The site is characterized by a modern yet incredibly responsive design. You can easily find your way around right from the start, courtesy of a well-organized layout structure.
SportsBetting.com has all the necessary ingredients to compete for supremacy in the Illinois betting market. The sportsbook’s welcome bonus and selection of ongoing promos will undoubtedly entice and keep lots of casual and pro players.
The site stands out from the competition with low juice and high limits for totals and game spreads, two of the most popular betting markets.
The odds boost option is also great as it gives users the chance to collect enhanced payouts for their winning bets. SportsBetting.com is not a trend-setter when it comes to this particular feature, but it’s a nice touch.
We have nothing but praise for the sportsbook’s customer support. The agents are attentive, polite, and professional, even toward unregistered users. This is not something that you see every day.
The area that needs the most improvement at SportsBetting.com is banking. Having only two payment options is not going to cut it. We’d like to see the book add at least three or four more.
The absence of a loyalty program is a significant downside, especially since most of its contemporaries on the market have such schemes.
SportsBetting.com has cut no corners when it comes to its betting portfolio. In terms of market depth and width, the sportsbook is on par with the industry’s leading names. At any given time, across all sports, you can try your luck and knowledge with:
These are only basic options. The selection usually gets broader during major events such as the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl. That’s when the sportsbook unleashes one-time specials, which can be just as lucrative as other bet types available on the site.
You won’t miss a beat with SportsBetting.com, as the sportsbook offers 14 sports for you to wager on. All the fan favorites are included, as well as a couple of sports from the niche category.
The NBA certainly draws the most attention, but it’s far from the only basketball league. Bettors can also have a bash at the Euroleague, which is the most prestigious basketball competition in Europe. NCAA action also is available.
The NHL dominates the hockey sector with hundreds of bets for every matchup. The offer enlarges during the Stanley Cup, which is when extra prop bets become available. Beyond the NHL, SportsBetting.com covers Russian KHL action as well as top-tier leagues in Sweden and Czech Republic.
If you want to tackle MLB, you’ll be happy to hear that the sportsbook has in-depth coverage of every game that takes place in Major League Baseball, all the way to the World Series.
There is no shortage of options when it comes to the NFL, either. It’s quite the opposite. The excitement reaches its peak during the Super Bowl — SportsBetting.com makes sure of that by offering a slew of specials and futures markets.
Besides the big four, you can lay a bet on tennis, soccer, golf, and boxing/MMA, to name a few. Last but certainly not least, SportsBetting.com has an array of college football and basketball markets.
There’s nothing more exhilarating than watching a game you have a stake in, especially when it’s your local team. Being emotionally and financially invested in the game adds a whole new level of excitement to sports betting.
Illinoisans are going to love it at SportsBetting.com. Not only will they get to bet on every Chicago Bulls’ matchup, but also the other 29 NBA teams through the regular season and playoffs.
It’s been a while since the Chicago Bears have taken a bite at the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not going to make a run for it this season. SportsBetting.com offers point spreads, totals and props every time the Bears step on the field. While you’re at it, you can also try betting on the other 31 NFL teams.
The last time the Chicago White Sox won a World Series title was back in 2005, ending an 88-year drought. If you believe they’re still capable of great things, you can back them up with SportsBetting.com on each game across the regular season, the league championship series, and the World Series. The sportsbook also releases odds for other 29 MLB teams (the Chicago Cubs being one of those), and you can bet on every game.
Winning a futures bet is no easy task, but if you get it right, you could score a massive payday. The prospect of winning big even with a small wager makes this type of bet immensely popular among players.
At SportsBetting.com, there are all kinds of futures bets. In the NFL, you can bet on the NFL draft, player awards, and the NCAA Division I FBS winner, among others. When it comes to the NBA, you can place a futures bet on the conference winners as well as the winner of the NBA championship. You’ll find odds for American League winner, National League winner and the World Series winner in the MLB futures section.
The sportsbook also has a couple of futures markets for golf. If you’re confident in your picks, you could try predicting the winner of the Ryder Cup or one of the majors.
Unfortunately, SportsBetting.com offers only two deposit options — Mazooma and Skrill. With Mazooma, you can log in directly with your bank and make the deposit. As for Skrill, it is an e-wallet that you will have to fund and then use at the sportsbook’s cashier. The sportsbook doesn’t currently offer credit cards or PayPal, but it’s planning to add these options soon.
You can make withdrawals via the same methods you used to deposit. To withdraw, you must confirm your ID and address. SportsBetting.com will require you to send a photocopy of your ID card, passport or another government-issued document.
The sportsbook usually processes withdrawals within five days. You can expedite the withdrawal process by uploading a recent bank statement showing the deposit transaction with SportsBetting.com, all four corners of the document, and your name and address.
The site doesn’t charge fees for deposits and withdrawals.
If you encounter any issues during your time at SportsBetting.com, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the sportsbook’s customer support team via one of the following contact channels:
SportsBetting.com puts a lot of emphasis on responsible gambling. Users have the option to control their spending habits by setting bet, deposit and time limits. Additionally, you can sign up for the self-exclusion program, which will prevent you from betting on the website for six months or longer. And if none of this helps, you can get in touch with the gambling addiction center — you’ll find the phone number on the website.
There isn’t one, at least not at the moment. We’ll make sure to publish any updates regarding the launch of an Illinois SportsBetting.com retail sportsbook on this page.
For the time being, it probably isn’t. The most generous? Possibly. Given the competition, SportsBetting.com has a long way to go to become the leader of the pack. Its roster of promotions is as good as any, but there are a couple of areas it needs to improve to dethrone the likes of BetRivers and the BetMGM sportsboook in IL. Still, we give it major props for what it has done so far.