Circa Sportsbook is also taking wagers through its Illinois mobile betting app and desktop browser-based application. Circa CEO Derek Stevens stated through a press release that he is,
“The debut of Circa Sports Illinois is a tremendous moment for our company, and we are thrilled to have worked with this great state and Full House Resorts to bring the expansion to life,” said Stevens. “There’s nothing like a Midwest sports fan, and we know our product matches up with what they are looking for in a betting experience.”
Sports fans can watch all the major US and international sports action on 36 televisions, ranging from 60″ to 80″ screens. Alex Stolyar, Chief Development Officer for Full House Resorts, Inc., said,
“We are thrilled for Circa Sports to launch their best-in-class sportsbook in Illinois in partnership with our American Place Casino. The premium sportsbook gives new and existing casino customers throughout Chicagoland one more reason to visit and frequent American Place.”
October 4 Grand Opening
On Tuesday, there will be a special MLB Wild Card watch party with food, prizes, and other special surprises to officially open the much-anticipated Circa Sportsbook.
Hello Illinois! We are live and taking your bets starting today! 🙌
— Circa Sports (@CircaSports) September 29, 2023
Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher will be on hand to make the honorary first wager when Circa Sportsbook officially opens its doors on October 4. Urlacher will be available to take pictures and sign autographs from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
No Welcome Bonuses at Circa
Circa Sportsbook offers no welcome bonuses or free betting credits, unlike other Illinois sportsbooks. Circa Sportsbook manager Jeff Benson explains the reasoning behind the Circa sports betting business model via his very active social media account,
No app promos or bonuses planned. We're more of a real sportsbook. Focus is attractive odds and high limits for everyone, even pros and long term winners.
— Jeffrey Benson (@JeffreyBenson12) September 29, 2023
What Does This Mean for Illinois Sports Bettors?
Circa Sportsbook opening in Illinois is good for Prairie State sports bettors.
Novice and pro bettors alike will appreciate betting at the only book in Illinois with established betting limits for every market. Those limits won’t change based on the success rate of the Prairie State bettor and, in fact, are one of the few sportsbooks in the world to raise its pregame betting limits.
Circa Sportsbook is one of the world’s leading oddsmakers. A savvy Illinois sports betting fan using an oddscreen can pit the Circa numbers against the other Prairie State bookmakers and maybe find a slower-moving number at one of the other sportsbooks and find some value.
Illinois bettors won’t have to visit the new brick-and-mortar sportsbook to sign up or fund their betting accounts. Everything required to sign up and deposit can be done through their desktop browser or via their app available in the APP Store and Google Play.
Finally, Circa Sportsbook takes sports betting and its relationship with its customers seriously. They not only want to earn your business, but they want to keep it, and that’s a good thing for the Illinois sports bettor.