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Circa Sports IL Bonus

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Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: March 2023

Operator Overview

Sportsbook: Circa Sports
Legal in Illinois: Yes
Retail location: TBD
Payment methods:

Circa Sports is an intriguing proposition for online betting. Circa Sports has a great reputation as a market-leading in-person sportsbook. Illinois will soon be the fourth state with a Circa online sportsbook.

Circa Sports promises a high-stakes, low-limits gambling environment. That makes Circa a great option for serious bettors. Its odds tend to be competitive. Moreover, Circa Sports will never place betting limits on winning players. Other sportsbooks have a habit of limiting or banning anyone who turns a small profit, which can make it hard to get the maximum benefit from your sports betting knowledge. Read more for a comprehensive guide to Circa Sports Sportsbook in Illinois

Yes, Circa Sports is legal in Illinois. The state has already awarded a license to the company, and sports betting in IL is available both online and in person. However, we are still waiting for Circa Sports to go live. In the spring of 2022, the betting company announced it was partnering with Full House Resorts to develop a new casino and sportsbook destination in the north of Chicagoland. That will also feature an online offering. An interim platform is due to go live any time soon.

Circa's arrival in Illinois could shake up the market in the state. Sports betting has been legal since March 2020, and many of the leading players are already established in the market. However, Circa's plans to trade on its impeccable reputation for in-person gaming and attract the high-roller market runs counter to the traditional strategies of luring in rookies with bells and whistles, sometimes to the detriment of the actual betting.

How do I join Circa Sports Sportsbook Illinois?

Screenshot of Circa Sports Illinois homepage

Creating an account at Circa Sports could hardly be easier. Just follow these simple steps, and you'll be ready to gamble in no time.

  1. Visit the official Circa Sports Illinois website or download their mobile app - Visit their official website or alternatively, go to your app store and search for 'Circa Sports' to download the mobile app for iOS or Android.
  2. Register for an account with your personal information - New customers should provide their name, contact details, and date of birth. To verify your ID, you will need to give the last four digits of your SSN.
  3. Claim the latest bonus available - Unusually, Circa does not generally offer a sign-up bonus. However, check back to this review for details of any new bonuses on offer.
  4. Deposit money with your preferred payment method - Again, unlike many sportsbooks, Circa does not offer a wide range of payment methods. If you cannot get to a casino to register and deposit cash in person, you will need to use the bespoke Play+ account created in partnership with the betting platform.
  5. Start betting on sports online - Once you have deposited your funds, you are ready to place your bets.

The Circa Sports betting app in Illinois

An online betting platform without a mobile betting app is like a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly. Today's players want to be able to bet on the go, and that means doing it from their phones.

Circa Sports offers a fully-fledged app for iOS and Android. It does not break any ground in terms of design or functionality, but it offers a solid, reliable betting experience. The app design is less cluttered than the website, making it easier to navigate. Reviews suggest that the product is improving, with a rating up to 3.5/5 from a low of barely 2/5.

How to download the Circa Sports app on iOS

It's very easy to get the Circa Sports betting app from the App Store.

  1. Go to the App Store on your preferred iOS device and search for 'Circa Sports app Illinois'.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the app as normal.
  3. Log in using your existing account details, or create a new account.

How to download the Circa Sports app on Android

You won't find the Android version of the app on Google Play, but that doesn't mean you can't have it.

  1. Using your Android device, go to the official website of Circa Sports.
  2. Click the 'Download for Android' button and follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Once installed, you can use an existing account to log in, or create a new account at Circa Sports.

Circa Sports deposit & withdrawal

Illinois online gambling sites generally boast of their wide range of payment methods. Circa Sports does it differently, offering a single, bespoke system in partnership with Play+. Luckily, it's pretty good.


  • Play+ - You may be familiar with Play+ as a popular, gambling-oriented pre-pay card. It's a good system for funding a betting account and it is the only truly convenient option at Circa. To deposit funds, you will need to create a Play+ account via the Circa website or app (you can do this using the 'cashier' section). Then you can load your Play+ account with funds from your preferred bank account, payment card or e-wallet and transfer that money to Circa's sportsbook.
  • PayPal - This popular e-wallet has a wide reach among online gaming sites. It is not directly available for Circa Sports customers, but you can use PayPal (and other e-wallets) to fund your Play+ account before using it to deposit at Crica.
  • Visa - It's a similar story with Visa. Customers can use their debit or credit cards to put funds on their Play+ card before depositing at Circa Sports. In addition, you may be able to bank cards to make deposits at Circa Sports retail venues.


  • Play+ - The Play+ account is the only way to withdraw funds from your online Circa Sports account. Once you have moved funds to your Play+ card, you can use it like a payment card at any merchant that accepts Discover cards. Alternatively, you can withdraw funds at an ATM, or transfer the money back to your bank.

Customer support of Circa Sports sportsbook Illinois

Screenshot of Circa Sports Illinois Customer support section

In keeping with Circa's heritage as a land-based gambling service, the online customer support branch is somewhat limited. While most of the competition offers live chat via the website or app, Circa has nothing similar. Indeed, there is not even a phone line available to resolve any issues swiftly.

Instead, it all happens by email. Players can always contact support@circasports.com (remember to include your account number and the state where you play) to ask any questions. And that's fine, as far as it goes. The trouble with email support services, though, is that it can take a relatively long time to get a response.

Circa Sports also provides an on-site FAQ section. Again, this is good up to a point. However, it offers little assistance with specific user queries.

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When will Circa Sports online sportsbook launch in Illinois?

Circa Sports announced plans to move into the Illinois market in May 2022. At that point, the timeline suggested online betting would be available in the fall. Since then, there has been some slippage on the schedule, but there are still good grounds to hope the online sportsbook will launch before the end of the 2022/23 NFL season.

Does Circa Sports have any physical betting locations in IL?

Yes, Circa Sports plans to open a state-of-the-art retail sports betting facility in Waukegan, a northern suburb of Chicago. The American Place casino and sportsbook complex was announced in May 2022 and will take about three years to build. In the interim, The Temporary by American Place was due to open in the fall of 2022.

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