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What is the FanDuel Illinois promo?

The FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois promo is a "New User Bet & Get" offer where new participants who sign up for a FanDuel account and bet $5 can receive Bonus Bets of $200, but only if their first wager wins. Example: To claim the promo, visit FanDuel's website and register for a new FanDuel account. Then, make a deposit of at least $10 and place a real money wager of at least $5 on any market available on the FanDuel Sportsbook. If your first wager wins, you will receive $200 in Bonus Bets within 72 hours.

FanDuel IL bonus

Sign-up bonus: Bet $5 Get $200 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: FanDuel
Legal in Illinois: Yes
Partner in Illinois: Fairmount Park
Payment methods:
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If you want to know more about FanDuel sportsbook in Illinois, you have landed at the right place. Keep reading to learn about this Illinois sports betting site, its promo codes and bonuses, how to register, its features and app, the types of betting it offers, and much more.

How to register on FanDuel Illinois and claim the promo

Signing up for FanDuel Illinois is a straightforward process, and new users can claim the welcome reward to get started.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to sign up at FanDuel Illinois and claim the bonus:

  1. Visit the official FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois website by using the 'GET BONUS' button at the top of our page.
  2. Sign up for a new FanDuel account during the promotion period.
  3. Make a deposit of at least $10 to meet the deposit requirement.
  4. Place a real money wager of at least $5 on any market available on the FanDuel Sportsbook to fulfill the wager requirement.
  5. Upon satisfying the promotion requirements and if your first wager wins, wait for the Bonus Bets equal to $200 to be credited to your account. This should occur within 72 hours of meeting the promotion requirements.
  6. Use the Bonus Bets to wager on any market in the FanDuel Sportsbook. Remember, you will receive only the winnings portion of any successful wager placed using the Sportsbook Bonus Bets as withdrawable cash.

Do I need a promo code to claim the FanDuel promo?

To claim the FanDuel promo, you do not need a promo code. Just fulfill the required conditions by signing up for a new FanDuel account, making the minimum deposit, and placing the specified minimum wager. If the requirements for the FanDuel "New User Bet & Get" promotion are met and your first wager wins, you'll receive the promo offer. 

Should there be any updates or changes to the promo code requirement, this page will be promptly updated to reflect those changes.

Terms and conditions for the current FanDuel Sportsbook promo in IL

Here are the terms and conditions of the current FanDuel Illinois promotion:

  • Eligibility is limited to individuals who are at least 21 years old and physically present in Illinois.
  • Participants must sign up for a new FanDuel account, make a minimum deposit of $10, and place a first real money wager of at least $5 to meet promotion requirements.
  • Bonus bets of $200 are awarded if the first wager wins, available for use only on the FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Bonus bets can be used on any market within the FanDuel Sportsbook; only the winnings portion of a wager placed using a bonus bet is withdrawable cash.
  • The Promotion runs from 12:00 PM ET on March 11, 2024, to 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2024.
  • Deposits made via physical cash-at-counter locations or PayNearMe do not satisfy the deposit requirement.
  • The promotion will be credited within 72 hours of meeting the requirements.

Is there a FanDuel promo available for other types of gambling in Illinois?

FanDuel promo codes are currently not available for other types of gambling apart from sports betting in Illinois. This is because online casinos and other types of gambling are not yet legal in the state. Illinois law only allows for online sports betting, meaning FanDuel can only offer promotions and discounts for this specific type of wagering.

It is important to note that FanDuel operates in compliance with all state and federal laws, and any attempts to use promo codes for non-legal forms of gambling would be prohibited.

FanDuel is well-known for its generous welcome bonuses that anyone can benefit from. Of course, FanDuel doesn't neglect Illinois residents. It doesn't matter if you are a new player who just signed up or a loyal customer that has some time betting on this platform.

Second chance bets, free betting credits and odds boosts are the most usual promotions FanDuel offers, but you can also see other offers from time to time. Read below to learn some typical promotions you will come across during your journey in this sportsbook:

Second chance bets

FanDuel is known for its sign-up bonuses for new users. Sometimes the sportsbook may offer a Second Chance bet. The Second Chance bets bet promotions ensure that you will get your money back if you lose a bet you have placed.

You will find the bonus in the form of a site credit that can be used again for bets at FanDuel and should receive the site credits within 72 hours after the placed bets.

Your first wager after depositing will qualify for this promo. Even if you have multiple selections on a bet slip, only the first selection will be qualified for the promotions. To be eligible for this offer, you have to be a new user and have signed up for the first time on FanDuel.

Odds boosts

Odds boosts are when boosts of a particular betting market are increased and with that, the wagering requirements also rise. FanDuel offers daily odds boost promotions so stay sure to check them often.

If you are opening an account for the first time on FanDuel, you might be able to get a promo. This bet should be your first with FanDuel. You will have to sign up at FanDuel, make your first deposit, and place your first bet.

Multi-Sport Parlay Insurance

A parlay is a bet that consists of two or more bets. If you want to win a parlay, you have to win each one of the placed bets. If you lose just one single bet, you will lose the entire parlay. Of course, the odds of winning a parlay are small, but your payout will be huge if you win one.

Sometimes you place a parlay and all your bets win except one. This can be frustrating for bettors and that's why FanDuel offers regular multi-sport parlay insurance. This insurance will guarantee your money back in these case scenarios when a single bet makes you lose the entire parlay. This promo is a way to make parlays more appealing.

Right now FanDuel doesn't offer any parlay insurance but if you check its promo page regularly, you will for sure come across parlay insurance in the near future. Sometimes FanDuel offers around 6 unique parlay offers and with it, you take advantage of up to 4 times per day.

Refer-a-friend program

Refer-a-friend promotions will give you a $50 betting credit if you invite a friend who signs up for a new FanDuel account. You and your friend each get a $50 betting credit once your friend's first $10 wager is settled.

All you have to do is click the 'Refer' icon and get an exclusive referral link. Then, your friend must sign up using this referral link and place a deposit, and bet at least $10. This way, you will both get a $50 bonus credit.

About FanDuel

Screenshot of FanDuel Illinois homepage

FanDuel has name recognition in Illinois due to its Daily Fantasy Sports companies presence in Illinois but since the legalization of sportsbooks in the United States in May 2018, this award-winning operator launched its own sports betting site.

FanDuel has been honored by its peers and has received 'Operator of the Year 2021' by EGR North America Virtual Awards, 'Best Sports App 2016' by Webby Awards, and has taken home plenty of other awards.

Contact information

Website: https://www.fanduel.com/
Phone number: 646-930-0860
E-mail: [email protected]

FanDuel betting app in Illinois

FanDuel's site is user-friendly and can be accessed by most type of devices. It fits well on all screen types be it a smartphone, PC, or tablet. But even though FanDuel has a highly responsive and easy-to-use web-based site, it also has sports betting app in Illinois that is both available for Android and iOS.

About the FanDuel app for mobile

The FanDuel app is designed simpler than its web-based site, with black and white colors. It is easy to use and highly responsive. When you open it for the first time, you will be brought to a lobby with all the available contests.

You can use the filter option and sort the contest types you are searching for. Then select any contest type you want to enter and then select your lineup. After this step, submit your lineup for the contest. Now you are in.

By tapping on the option 'Add Entry', you can add your created lineups to any contest. To enter it in another contest, you don't have to recreate an existing lineup. The app has a three-bar icon in the corner at the top right. This icon will give you access to control your account. There is also a green horizontal bar that gives you all the information about current leagues.

Also, there is a History block that when you click it, lets you view your leagues and also changes the information displayed in the two leftmost blocks. In the top layer are listed the sports and clicking a sport will show you a list of league types. Clicking them again will present a list of contests to join.

Security of the app

They utilize advanced encryption technologies to prevent unauthorized access to user accounts and financial information. They also partner with Norton, a leading security provider, to provide their customers with the highest level of online protection.

All transactions are conducted over secure servers and FanDuel Illinois uses strong anti-fraud measures to ensure the safety of players and their money.

Additional info

It is available for both iOS and Android devices, with the iOS version being 92 MB and the Android version at 84 MB. The app is supported for both tablets and smartphones, with easy setup and navigation for both platforms.

FanDuel provides a wide range of support options, from online resources to telephone and email support. The app also has the ability to track user data, monitor progress, and provide personalized recommendations.

It is important to note that the app does require users to be at least 18 years of age and to be located in an eligible region in order to utilize its services.

Common complaints and positive reviews

FanDuel Illinois’ app has received its fair share of complaints, such as “This third party lexis nexis is awful and THEIR customer support is EVEN WORSE!! I contacted them WEEKS AGO and I haven’t heard back from them”, and “the location verification is severely flawed. Unless you want to make a deposit. It will work flawlessly for that. Placing a bet is a nightmare. So is their support”.

The FanDuel app has an overall rating of 4.8 in the App Store and 4.7 in the Google Play Store, indicating that most users enjoy using it.

How to download FanDuel app on iOS

FanDuel iPhone App supports the iPad, iPod, and iPhone touch. It is optimized for all types of iPhones even iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus. It requires iOS 7.0. Furthermore, it also works pretty well enough on the iPad but not so much on other devices.

The iPhone app version uses a grid approach that makes less information fit on the screen. The filters are also integrated into the grid, and that makes them less inconvenient. The iPad version doesn't allow for more data and also doesn't put filters on the screen.

To download the FanDuel app on iOS you have to follow the below instructions:

  1. After you have created an account at FanDuel Sportsbook, go to the main menu and select Mobile.
  2. Choose the 'Download for iPhone' option which will lead you to the Appstore
  3. Download and install the app.

How to download FanDuel app on Android

FanDuel offers a different app for Android users which is called FanDuel Live. Differently from the iOS version, it is more like a companion app than an implementation with full features.

To download the FanDuel app on Android you have to follow the below instructions:

  1. Create an account, go to the main menu and select Mobile.
  2. Choose the 'Download for Android' option. Click OK on the popup box to keep the FanduelSports.apk file.
  3. After the file has been downloaded click install. If you have to, go to the security setting and click to allow Unknown Sources.

Sports you can bet on

Screenshot of FanDuel Illinois Sport section

On FanDuel you can bet on plenty of types of sports and features all major U.S. sports, like NFL, college football, NBA, MLB, etc. but also other US leagues and international sports. You can find their betting catalog featured on the home page.

The full list of sports odds includes Australian Rules, College Basketball, Boxing, Baseball, College Football, Cricket, Darts, Hockey, MMA, Motor Racing, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Golf and Soccer.

Daily Fantasy Sports on FanDuel

If you are a daily fantasy sports fan, FanDuel is the right place for you as it is the most famous sportsbook for this genre. There you can find fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball, fantasy soccer, and any other type of fantasy sports.

You don't even need to be an expert to play in the contests because FanDuel makes it easy for you to know who you’re playing against. There are even contests exclusively only for beginners, so it's a fair matchup.

In a few simple steps, you can draft your fantasy team and build a new team for all contests. Each player has a price, so choose whatever player you want. Just be sure to stay under the salary cap.

There are also contests for fantasy hockey, fantasy golf, fantasy NASCAR, and other fantasy sports. You can play against your friends or against anyone, without having any season-long commitment. FanDuel even offers a guideline to help you learn how to play.

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Types of bets you can place on FanDuel Illinois

FanDuel offers a wide variety of betting markets to choose from. These are the major betting markets available in Illinois.

  • Moneyline bet are markets where the Prairie State sports bettor chooses which team or player will win the game or match based on odds set by the bookmaker.
  • Spread bet, are betting markets where the gambler decides how many points a team will win or lose by based on a number set by an oddsmaker.
  • Totals, or Over/Under markets are when the Illinois sports bettor decides if the final number of points will end Over or Under based on the oddsmakers number.
  • Proposition bets are wagers made on individual or team events within the actual game but don’t directly affect the outcome of a sporting event.
  • Live bets are bets made while the game is in progress. FanDuel offers all the usual betting markets found in pre-game markets except live prop bets aren’t currently on offer.
  • Future bets are markets where the gambler makes a wager on how a team or individual will perform over a season or tournament like the US Open Tennis tournament.

FanDuel IL banking options

Evidently, a site like Fanduel offers plenty of banking options for its users, so they won't need to worry if their preferred transaction method is not included. Keep in mind that FanDuel doesn't use all the same money transaction methods for deposits as for withdrawing so please research this before signing up for a FanDuel sports betting account.

How to make a deposit

FanDuel doesn't allow players to deposit more than $5000 per month electronically but an Illinois gambler can avoid this limit by funding their account in person at Par A Dice Casino. Otherwise, you have to speak to a member of customer support. The minimum amount you can deposit is $10 and there are no fees for depositing. Also, differently from withdrawing, the deposits are instant.

To deposit, you can use PayPal, online banking, Visa, Mastercard, PayNearMe, Venmo, e-Check, Money orders/Checks, and Moneypak. To make a deposit follow the below instructions:

  1. Sign in to your account on the FanDuel platform.
  2. Click “Deposit” on your account to start the deposit process and enter the amount you want to deposit.
  3. Choose your preferred method of payment from the FanDuel sportsbook payment options.
  4. Confirm your transaction and wait for your deposit to be credited to your account.

How to make a withdrawal

Meanwhile, for withdrawing options, the fees and the speed of transactions vary from the used payment options. You can withdraw your money from FanDuel by using Online banking, Mastercard, Visa, Venmo, Play+, PayNearMe, PayPal, Check, and ACH/ECheck.

If you use PayPal, your money will take from 24 to 48 hours to arrive in your account. If you use Check, your money will take from 5 to 7 days to arrive in your account.

If you use ACH/E-Check, your money will take 3 to 5 business days to arrive in your account. And if you use FanDuel Prepaid Card, your money will take 24 to 36 hours to arrive in your account. To make a withdrawal, just follow the below instructions:

  1. Log in to your account at FanDuel Sportsbook
  2. Click ‘Withdraw’ to start your withdrawal and enter the amount you want to cash out
  3. Select one of the payment options that are available for withdrawing
  4. Confirm the withdrawal. FanDuel will send you a notification to tell you that your transaction is in the process of being sent into your account.

FanDuel customer support in Illinois

Another great feature of FanDuel Illinois is its customer support service which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any problem you may have. You can contact its Customer Support Department by phone at 646-930-0860 which is a toll-free number. Or you can contact them via live chat at their web address.

Just go to the bottom of the page on the support home and write to them for any concerns you may have. You can even contact them through email on their contact support page.

The current wait time for a response is around 12 hours, so they recommend the live chat option to get an instant response. Try chatting with them if you are in a hurry. They also have a FAQ page with the most frequently asked questions.

Is FanDuel Online Casino available in Illinois?

FanDuel Online Casino Illinois is not yet a reality. As of now, online casino gambling remains illegal in the state, preventing FanDuel from launching its casino platform in Illinois. Despite its success in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia, and the popularity of its daily fantasy sports, horse racing, and sportsbook platforms in Illinois, the legal landscape has not yet shifted to allow for its casino operations.

Current legislative efforts to legalize online casino gaming in Illinois are facing challenges, with no clear timetable for when FanDuel Casino might be legalized.

Our expert opinion on FanDuel Illinois

FanDuel is the most profitable sportsbook in Illinois and probably the most widely known thanks to the DFS app they’ve run for years in the Prairie State. The company is solid and their product is easy to access, sign up for and use without any experience whatsoever.

FanDuel boasts competitive odds on most sporting events and their betting lines are usually on the board before anyone else's. The early cash out option is a nice feature and the live streaming of events is the best the state has to offer. Deposits are safe and secure but withdrawals can take up to seven days or more depending on the payment method chosen by the bettor.

FanDuel does so many things right but the customer service is not what you would expect from what is widely considered the nations best online sportsbook and daily fantasy sports provider. Otherwise, FanDuel is solid and one of the best currently available in the state of Illinois.

Our rating of FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois

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IL Betting has given FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois an overall rating of 4 out of 5. The overall rating has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 5/5. The FanDuel Illinois promo is exceptionally appealing due to its generous offer of $200 in Bonus Bets for new users, combined with straightforward terms and an easy claiming process, making it compelling and user-friendly.
  • Payment options: Rating 5/5. FanDuel makes it easy to fund your account and accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, and e-wallet providers like PayPal and Trustly. FanDuel guarantees the bank information is secure and deposits are fast.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 3/5. The FanDuel app is a basic app without all the bells and whistles found on some other apps. The app is easy to download and it's easy to find the various betting markets FanDuel has on offer.
  • Variety and features: Rating 5/5. FanDuel has an extensive betting catalog with a wide variety of betting markets, special offers, odds boosts, and SGP markets. These markets are easy to find on the app and all features are identical to the ones found on their website.
  • Customer support: Rating 3/5. FanDuel has a 24-7 chat to help with minor issues but the wait time can be very frustrating and especially so if you are having a major issue. Email support is equally frustrating and any issues could take days to resolve.

FAQ

Is FanDuel sportsbook legal in Illinois?

FanDuel is a completely legal sportsbook that is licensed to operate in the state of Illinois. The operator was actually the first one to go live with its online sportsbook in the state back in 2020.

Does FanDuel have any retail sportsbook in Illinois?

Yes, FanDuel has a retail sportsbook location in Illinois at Fairmount Park in Collinsville and at the Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria. Anyone over the age of 21 can visit the facilities to place bets on sports in person.

Who owns FanDuel?

FanDuel is currently owned by Flutter Entertainment, formerly known as Paddy Power Betfair which is an Irish-owned company. This U.K-based gaming company owns 95% of FanDuel's stocks. FanDuel was founded on 21st July 2009 as a pivot from Hubdub which is a news prediction site by Nigel Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Lesley Eccles, Rob Jones, and Chris Stafford.

How do you get promos on FanDuel?

You get promos on FanDuel by signing up and making a deposit, and sometimes by using a promo code that gets you a certain type of bonus. However, different promotions have different requirements, so make sure you check carefully before you try and claim one.

Why does FanDuel give promos?

FanDuel uses promo codes to reward their loyal customers and encourage them to continue placing bets on their site, along with attracting new ones. These codes may offer exclusive bonuses or personalized offers that are tailored to the user's preferences and betting history.

Is the FanDuel promo legit?

Yes, the FanDuel promo is legit. FanDuel has to adhere to the laws and regulations of Illinois state, so they cannot offer a false promotion to IL bettors. You can be assured that the promo is safe and secure.

Does FanDuel in Illinois have a no deposit bonus?

No, FanDuel in Illinois does not have a no deposit bonus at the moment. However, no deposit bonuses can come up every now and then, so check back to see if any new ones have been added.

Can I use a promo code for FanDuel in Illinois if I am an existing customer?

Yes, if you are an existing customer at FanDuel Illinois, you can use promo codes. FanDuel regularly gives out promo codes and bonuses to loyal customers, so check your dashboard after logging in to see if you have any bonuses available for you.

Does FanDuel have a rewards or loyalty program?

Yes, FanDuel does have a rewards program, called the FanDuel Players Club. All users are automatically enrolled in this program, and any points accumulated from betting can be used in the Rewards Center on various types of perks, such as discounts and hotel stays.

Who can use FanDuel promos in IL?

Anyone who is 21 and above and hasn’t already placed a bet with FanDuel can use their promos in Illinois. Sometimes, FanDuel will have promos for existing members too, though.

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