PointsBet Sportsbook Launches in Illinois: All You Need to Know Sports Betting Guide

Illinois has another sports betting leader in the market. PointsBet launched its mobile betting app and is already becoming an instant hit in the Land of Lincoln. The sports betting operator received a temporary sports betting license in July and officially launched September 12, 2020.

PointsBet is partnered with Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, which is 12 miles southwest of Chicago, IL.

“The PointsBet team is excited to share that we are now officially live in Illinois, our fourth state of operation in the US,” said Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO. “The passionate sports fans in the state can now experience our leading online sports betting product and see for themselves why we’ve long stated that the best product experience will win. PointsBet possesses competitive advantages by owning our technology environment from end to ends, such as unrivaled speed and ease of use on a personalized platform. We, together with our partner Hawthorne Race Course, are thrilled to provide the Illinois consumer with exactly what they’ve been craving.”

PointsBet Illinois Promo Code

PointsBet has the highest total sign up bonus in the state of Illinois. Up to $1,500 is available in free bets. Just enter promo code “LINEUPS” when creating an account and you will receive the max bonus for September 2020. The “LINEUPS” promo code has been verified by PointsBet staff and guaranteed to work every time.

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Illinois Promo Code Details

Illinois Promo Code"LINEUPS"
LINEUPS Promo Code ValueUp to $1,500 in free bets for first-time depositors
Promo Requirements1. Download App
2. Register a new account.
3. Enter LINEUPS in the promo code box.
Illinois EligilityMust be 21 years of age and located in the state of Illinois.
Promo VerifiedSeptember 2020

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Partnership Details

pointsbet appPointsBet found a great partner in Hawthorne Race Course. Not only will they have a sportsbook at Hawthorne, but they will also be at three off-track betting sites as well. You can find the PointsBet sportsbook at Hawthorne’s OTB Prospect Heights, Oakbrook Terrace, and Crestwood locations.

Hawthorne Race Course is also undergoing a $400 million renovation to expand its gaming brand in the Chicagoland Area. The renovation is a multi-dimensional will feature slots, table games, sports wagering, and more dining at the casino.

One thing about PointsBet entering Illinois is that they signed Chicago Bears legend Devin Hester as a brand ambassador. The partnership will allow Hester to make special promotions to Illinois PointsBet customers and help grow the brand.


PointsBet also recently signed a multi-year partnership with NBC. The media empire will use PointsBet odds on NBC sports programming along with commercials and signage during sports broadcasts.

PointsBet is already becoming a major brand in the sports betting market, and now they are the fourth sportsbook to launch its mobile app in Illinois. As of writing this, PointsBet retail location is the closest to Chicago compared to others like BetRivers and William Hill.

Illinois Betting Market

Illinois is starting to explode in the sports betting industry. After Illinois politics almost slowed down the growth of the industry, Gov. J.B. Pritzker allowed customers to sign-up online, and it has grown since.

Also, sportsbooks are now finding a loophole to enter Illinois early. Originally, Illinois forced mobile sports betting operators to wait for 18-months before entering Illinois. However, DraftKings found a loophole in the sports betting laws and partnered with Casino Queen in Alton.

Since then, mobile sports betting operators have jumped into Illinois. Now, PointsBet joins the party along with BetRivers, DraftKings, and FanDuel in mobile betting. PointsBet should be a big player in Illinois.

PointsBet Offers

PointsBet is offering Illinois customers multiple sign-up bonuses, including two free bets worth up to $1,500. If you lose your first free bet, then PointsBet will give another free bet to give you a shot to win.

They are also offering Chicago Bears odds boosts throughout the season as well, along with no juice Saturdays where odds are even for every bet you want to place. Illinois customers should check out PointsBet because they are coming into the Illinois market guns blazing.

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