Not only was BetRivers the retail sportsbook to accept Illinois' first sports wager in March 2020, but it was also the first online sportsbook to launch on June 18, 2020. BetRivers has a habit of being the first to market, making it one of the most well-known sportsbooks across the US.
Because Illinois state law requires you to verify your sports betting account in person, you will first need to visit the Rivers Casino in Des Moines if you choose to place any sports bets with BetRivers in Illinois.
After verifying your account, you are free to play from anywhere within Illinois state lines. You can place bets on both Android and iOS devices via the BetRivers app or mobile-optimized website.
To place any sports bets online or at a retail location in Illinois, you must be at least 21 years old and physically located within state lines. Like all other online sportsbooks and casinos, BetRivers IL utilizes geolocation software to ensure all players are where they claim to be. They also verify your age before any bet can be placed.
BetRivers offers a relatively large selection of sports and leagues. It may not be the biggest in the state, but you will find the most popular, along with a few more obscure that you might not find elsewhere. Here’s what you can expect from BetRivers Sportsbook when placing bets in Illinois:
BetRivers allows bettors to place wagers on both pro and college teams; however, due to Illinois state’s law, you cannot wager on any school located in Illinois. If you’d like to bet on other college teams, you can do so, but unfortunately, any university or college within the state is out of bounds.
Be sure not to forget about BetRivers Sportsbook’s Welcome Bonus when playing in Illinois. As of June 2021, they are currently offering new players a 100% First Deposit Match Welcome Bonus of up to $250!
To create a new account with BetRivers IL, simply use the OddsSeeker link and type in 250MATCH when prompted to enter a bonus code.
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