Legal sports wagering in Illinois just gets better and better. Mobile betting began in June 2020. The state added mobile-only registration two years later. Now the Land of Lincoln is getting huge promos – including one that’s hard to beat. That would be a Caesars Sportsbook Illinois $1250 free bet.
New customers are eligible for a risk-free first bet with Caesars Sportsbook that returns 100% of the bettor’s stake up to $1,250 in the form of a free bet. Win or lose, customers also receive 1,000 rewards credits (which can be used for things like rooms and food at any Caesars Entertainment property) and 1,000 tier credits (which determine status with the Caesars rewards system).
The offer is available with the promo code CZRFULL. The initial qualifying wager must be at least $10, according to the terms and conditions at Caesars Sportsbook. Should the qualifying wager lose, the free bet will be credited to the user’s account within two business days. The free bet is a one-time use, cannot be divided among multiple wagers, and must be used within 14 days of the date it is awarded. The free bet amount is also not included in any winnings.
Bet Bears, Bulls With Caesars Sportsbook Illinois $1250
With football and basketball seasons in full swing, there are plenty of ways for new users in Illinois to use their risk-free first bet from Caesars Sportsbook. The Chicago Bears are a 3-point favorite at home Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Caesars is offering even money +100 on the Bears covering the spread. Chicago is a -115 favorite on the moneyline. The over/under is at 48.5.
On the NBA front, Caesars Sportsbook is offering -130 odds on the Chicago Bulls making the playoffs. It also offers +10000 odds on the Bulls earning the top postseason seed in the Eastern Conference.
There is one catch to sports betting in Illinois. Bettors can’t make mobile wagers on college games involving in-state colleges. So that means Illinois, Northwestern, DePaul, Northern Illinois and more are off the table. Wagers on in-state college teams, though, can be made at retail sportsbooks. That includes the Caesars Sportsbook at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. The Chicagoland area is also served by the Caesars Sportsbook at Horseshoe Hammond just across the state line in Hammond, Ind.
The $1,250 risk-free first bet promotion, though, is only available to new users through the Caesars Sportsbook app or desktop site. Bettors in Illinois must also be 21 or older. They also must be within state lines to use a betting app.
Deep Betting Know-How, And Fun
Caesars brought the flash and pizazz of its flagship Las Vegas resort to the web when it obtained the assets of British bookmaking giant William Hill in 2021. The result is an online sportsbook with both deep institutional knowledge and a wealth of showmanship and fun. That combination placed Caesars Sportsbook among the top players in U.S. sports betting.
Caesars Sportsbook is available in 14 states. More jurisdictions will be added when other states launch legal sports betting in late 2022 or early 2023. The sportsbook’s rewards program is backed by parent company Caesars Entertainment. It can earn users perks such as free bets, hotel stays, tickets to sporting events, and more.
With user-friendly wagering laws and a wealth of local teams on which to bet, Illinois is fast becoming a top sports betting market in the U.S. Promotions such as the risk-free first bet offered by Caesars Sportsbook make it that much easier for new users to get in on the action.