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Circa Sportsbook does not offer any promos in Illinois. Their management has stated that there are no app promos or bonuses planned because they position themselves as a "real sportsbook." Instead, they focus on providing attractive odds and high betting limits for all of their customers, including professional bettors and long-term winners.

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Circa Sports IL Bonus

Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: June 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Circa Sports
Legal in Illinois: Yes
Partner in Illinois: American Place Casino
Payment methods:

Circa Sports has a great reputation as a market-leading in-person and mobile sportsbook operator. Illinois is now the fourth state with a Circa online and brick-and-mortar 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 without predatory markets like Same Game Parlay (SGP), odds boosts, or premade parlays offered by celebrities.

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, making it hard to get the maximum benefit from your sports betting knowledge. Read more for a comprehensive guide to Circa Sports Sportsbook in Illinois.

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

Deposit

  • 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.

Withdrawal

  • 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.

Yes, Circa Sports is legal in Illinois. The state has awarded a license to the company, and sports betting in Illinois using Circa Sportsbook has been available both online and in person since September 29, 2023.

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.

Circa's arrival in Illinois has shaken up the market in the state. Sports betting has been legal since March 2020, and many of the leading players were already established in the market, and Circa’s no-frills old-school approach to bookmaking has been a welcome addition to the state.

Customer support of Circa Sports sportsbook Illinois

Screenshot of Circa Sports Illinois Customer support section

In keeping with Circa's heritage as a brick-and-mortar sportsbook, 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 and instead offers direct customer support via their Twitter account and via email and usually respond within an hour.

Instead, it all happens by email. Players can always contact [email protected] (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.

Our expert opinion on Circa Sportsbook Illinois

Circa Sports Illinois brings a reputation as a “sharp” bookmaker, and they deliver what they promise. They are a bettor-friendly sportsbook that welcomes all sports bettors to wager at the best sportsbook with the best betting odds in Illinois.

Unlike most Illinois sportsbooks, Circa allows pro bettors to wager with them, which helps shape their betting lines into some of the best odds in the world. Their low hold rate allows the Vegas-based bookmaker to offer the best prices in the industry.

Circa values its relationship with its customer base and offers the best customer service anywhere. Their managers are active on social media and are happy to answer any questions that may arise and take care of any other concerns instantly.

Finally, Circa is one of the better sportsbook operators in the US. Their betting lines and prices are second to none, and their posted betting limits are the same for the pros and for the newbies. Those limits won’t change based on the bettors' success rate.

Our rating of Circa Sports Sportsbook Illinois

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Welcome bonus
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Payment options
(3)
Sportsbook app
(5)
Variety & features
(4)
Customer support
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IL Betting has given Circa Sportsbook Illinois an overall rating of 4 out of 5. The overall rating has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 0/5. Circa Sportsbook doesn’t offer any sort of welcome bonus, odds boosts, or any other predatory markets and gimics.
  • Payment options: Rating 3/5. Circa Sportsbook provides exclusively the option to deposit and withdraw through Play+, presenting a somewhat limited scope in payment methods.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 5/5. Sign-up is easy, and you can fund your account right from the app. The app contains all of their major betting markets that are easy to find, as is the betting limit for each market.
  • Variety and features: Rating 4/5. Circa is considered a sharp book with a low hold rate that allows it to offer the best odds and prices worldwide. That means traditional betting markets like sides, totals, and future wagers are accepted, but markets like same-game parlays and odds boosts aren’t offered.
  • Customer support: Rating 5/5. Circa offers the best customer service in the business. They usually respond via their very active social media account in a matter of minutes and we have not seen many legitimate complaint about the company.

FAQ

Does Circa Sports have any retail betting locations in IL?

Yes. The American Place Casino remains in the construction phase, with an anticipated launch set for 2026. In the interim, The Temporary by American Place is actively welcoming patrons, offering a variety of slot machines and table games, alongside a Circa Sports retail sportsbook.

When did Circa Sports online sportsbook launch in Illinois?

Circa Sports launched its online sportsbook in Illinois on September 29th, 2023. This made Circa Sports the 8th online sports betting site to launch in the Land of Lincoln.

In which states is Circa Sports sportsbook legal?

Circa Sports Sportsbook is currently legal and operating in Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, and Iowa. Additionally, they have disclosed plans to expand their services to Kentucky, which indicates an ongoing effort to increase their presence in the U.S. sports betting market.