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Disclaimer: Fanatics Sportsbook is not available in Illinois yet. This review is based on what we know from other states where Fanatics Sportsbook is live and legal.

Fanatics IL bonus

Expected sign-up bonus: Bet $10 Get $200
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: March 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Fanatics
Legal in Illinois: Yes
Partner in Illinois: N/A
Payment methods:
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As Fanatics continues to build its sports empire, the latest foray into the betting landscape will be an interesting test of the company’s ability to expand its influence. In this Fanatics Sportsbook review, we’ll look at the operator’s path to legalization in Illinois, what bettors can expect when the sportsbook arrives, and how players will be able to complete registration and start placing their wagers.

Yes, Fanatics Sportsbook is legal in Illinois. Fanatics is in the final stages of completing its deal with PointsBet to take over the latter’s U.S. sports betting operations. Because PointsBet is already up and running in Illinois, the company’s licenses will revert to Fanatics. The changeover is set to take effect by May 2024.

What is the Fanatics Sportsbook Illinois promo?

Fanatics Sportsbook has not yet launched in Illinois, so there is no promo available for claim. However, based on the offers provided to new users in other states where it has launched, we anticipate the promo will be "bet $10, receive $200 in bonus bets."

When will Fanatics launch its promo in IL?

Fanatics will launch its promo in IL shortly before the platform switches over from PointsBet. Once it does, IL Betting will have a link to make sure you get the best promo offer available on the site.

How do I join Fanatics in Illinois and claim the promo?

Joining Fanatics in Illinois is an easy process that won’t take most users more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete:

  1. Access the registration page: Once Fanatics launches in Illinois, you’ll be able to either use a link on this page or download the app to find the registration form. After clicking “join now” (or something with similar verbiage), you’ll be able to move on to the next step.
  2. Enter your account information: You’ll be asked to create a username and password, as well as enter an email address for account recovery.
  3. Enter your personal information: To confirm your identity and eligibility, you’ll be required to provide your legal first and last name, date of birth, street address, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  4. Agree to the terms of service: Check the boxes to agree to Fanatics’ privacy policy, the terms and conditions of service, that the information you submitted is true and accurate, and that your profession does not prohibit you from sports betting.
  5. Fund your account: Make a deposit into your account so you can finance your wagers. Make sure that the deposit amount you choose qualifies for the sign-up bonus, if applicable.

General terms and conditions for potential Fanatics welcome bonuses

The Fanatics Illinois sportsbook promo hasn’t yet been announced, but if the company keeps things similar to what PointsBet is offering, the following general terms and conditions would likely apply:

  • Only those with newly registered accounts would be eligible for the sign-up bonus.
  • $1,000 in second chance bonus bets would be distributed in ten $100 increments.
  • Players must make a bet of $100 or more each day for 10 consecutive days to earn a maximum of $1,000 in second-chance bets.
  • Wagers placed using bonus bets will not have the bonus bet amount included in any winning payouts.
  • If your first fixed-odds cash bet of the day wins, you will not be eligible for the bonus bets.
  • Bonus bets can be split equally up to four times (for example, a $100 bonus bet could become four $25 wagers).
  • Bonus bets are nontransferable and must be played within 14 days of being awarded. They also may not be withdrawn as cash.
  • The operator will reserve the right to change, modify, or cancel the promotion with or without notice.

The Fanatics betting app in Illinois

The Fanatics betting app will undergo beta testing in Illinois before it becomes available to the general public. In some states, bettors can use an access code to gain early access and act as beta testers to work out any bugs in the system before the full launch.

Early indications are that Fanatics will have one central app for players regardless of the state where they are playing. Having an app that isn’t state-specific will allow players to have an easier time gambling while traveling out of state.

It’s important to know early reviews may be skewed, either to the positive or negative, because of a small number of reviews to one extreme or the other. Reading multiple reviews will help you gain a better understanding of where the Fanatics app is truly performing.

How to download the Fanatics app on iOS

Downloading the Fanatics app on iOS will take just a few quick button pushes before you’re able to play. Here is the download process.

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device. Make sure you’re logged in with your Apple ID and password or you may be prompted to enter them later in the process.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” The app will have the Fanatics pennant logo in red with “Fanatics Sportsbook” in white text.
  3. Press “Get,” then “Install.”

After that, the download will begin to run. Once the app is fully installed, you’ll be able to log in with your Fanatics Sportsbook account, or create a new one if you haven’t already signed up.

How to download the Fanatics app on Android

The Fanatics app will be one of the most convenient ways for Android users to play. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get started:

  1. Access the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Enter “Fanatics Sportsbook” in the search bar. The correct app will have the Fanatics pennant logo in red with “Fanatics Sportsbook” in white text.
  3. Press “Install.”

Once the download is complete, you can open the app and create a new Fanatics account or log in with your existing credentials.

Fanatics IL probable banking options

One of the marks of a good sportsbook is the number of payment options available for players to use. Transactions should always be as hassle-free as possible, so Fanatics will want to make sure there are plenty of available banking methods.

Usually, the channel you use to make your deposit will be the easiest method to use for a withdrawal. Here are some of the probable Fanatics IL payment options we expect once the sportsbook fully launches.

Deposit

  • Credit/debit card: Most Illinois sportsbooks accept credit and debit card payments because of how convenient they are to use. However, withdrawal with a credit or debit card may not be available on Fanatics. Visa and Mastercard will almost certainly be viable options while Discover users will need to check before attempting to deposit.
  • Apple Pay: Apple Pay is a relatively new addition to sportsbook transaction lists, but it’s becoming increasingly accepted as a payment method. As an e-wallet, Apple Pay can be quicker than using your credit card and is a safe, secure option.
  • Wire transfer: While this is a less frequent method, Fanatics Sportsbook bettors in IL will likely be able to utilize a wire transfer to finance their accounts. Note that at most sportsbooks, a $5,000 minimum amount is required to use a wire transfer, and there may be additional fees involved with the transaction.

Withdrawal

  • Online Banking: If you link your bank account to your Fanatics account, there won’t be any fees involved with either a withdrawal or a deposit. Additionally, you won’t go fumbling around with your wallet to find a credit card or have to jump through a bunch of login hoops to approve the transaction.
  • E-check: While an e-check can take a bit longer than the other methods on this list (usually 7-10 business days), there are also no fees associated with the Fanatics withdrawal. Furthermore, e-checks are often more convenient than being mailed a paper check.
  • Cash: Cash will only be an acceptable option in-person at a retail outlet or casino cage. Fanatics has yet to announce where any retail locations might be, but PointsBet is based at the Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, IL. This would be a logical location.

Customer support at Fanatics Sportsbook Illinois

Customer support at Fanatics Sportsbook Illinois will be different than the company’s apparel and merchandise support, which should be reassuring to sports bettors. While the company has yet to build out its FAQ pages in any market or announce a 24/7 chat on the website or in the betting app, they have listed a mailing address, email address, and phone number.

Mailing Address: PO Box 551702 4150 Belfort Rd Jacksonville, FL. 32216
Telephone Number: 800-254-0320
E-mail: [email protected]

FAQ

When will the Fanatics online sportsbook launch in Illinois?

According to the Chicago Tribune, Fanatics online sportsbook will launch in Illinois sometime between August 31, 2023, and May 31, 2024. Fanatics has acquired PointsBet’s U.S. operations and will be converting the branding at a rate of three sportsbooks per month, but there has not been a specific Illinois launch date announced yet.

Will I need a promo code to activate the Fanatics IL bonus?

You will not need a promo code to activate the Fanatics IL bonus. Promos on the site will be opt-in, and the welcome bonus will automatically apply when you create your account.

What other promotions could Fanatics have?

In addition to the sign-up promotion, Fanatics could have deposit matches, daily and weekly odds boosts, second-chance bets, bonus bets, and more. IL Betting will regularly update with the latest promotional offerings from Fanatics following the full launch in Illinois.

Are BetFanatics and Fanatics Sportsbook the same thing?

Yes, BetFanatics and Fanatics Sportsbook are essentially the same thing. BetFanatics is the brand trademark that covers all aspects of betting, which could expand to cover horse race betting and online casino play further down the road. Fanatics Sportsbook covers the sports betting angle.

Could I claim a Fanatics promo if I already have an account in Illinois?

No, you could not claim a Fanatics welcome offer promo if you already had an account in Illinois. Fanatics’ welcome bonus is only available to new players.

Where can I find the best Fanatics Illinois bonuses?

You can find the best Fanatics Illinois bonuses at ILBetting.com. At this site, you’ll regularly find the latest and greatest sportsbook promos, as well as sportsbook reviews, betting industry news, and more!