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Expected sign-up bonus: Second chance bet up to $1000
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: July 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Hard Rock Bet
Legal in Illinois: No
Partner in Illinois: N/A
Payment methods:

The sports betting landscape in Illinois is already massive. With Hard Rock’s sportsbook, Hard Rock Bet, set to arrive in the near future, that number should only continue to rise. In this piece, we’ll discuss what Illinoisans can expect from Hard Rock Bet once the platform launches as well as how to get started with the bookie.

Is Hard Rock Bet live in Illinois?

No, Hard Rock Bet is not yet live in Illinois. However, Hard Rock obtained an IL online sports betting operator license from the Illinois Gaming Board in July 2023 and is planning to launch in 2024.

Since it first began accepting bets in 2022, the bookmaker has expanded to Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Registering at Hard Rock Bet in Illinois and claiming the promo

You’ll be able to register at Hard Rock Bet in Illinois leading up to and following the launch in the IL, and claiming the promo as part of the process is just as easy. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get started.

  1. Access the registration page: Once the platform is nearing a launch and the registration page is live, we’ll update this page with links to the signup form. We will also list any necessary promo codes to claim the welcome bonus to ensure you’re getting the best possible offer.
  2. Enter your account info: On the first part of the form, you’ll need to enter some basic account information. This will include your email address and an account password you’d like to use.
  3. Input your personal information: The next step will include more personal information, including your legal name, address, and birthday as they appear on your driver’s license or other government ID. You’ll also need to provide your phone number for two-factor authentication, and the last four digits of your Social Security number to verify your identity.
  4. Agree to the terms and make a deposit: Finally, you’ll need to verify that the information you submitted is correct, that you’re legally allowed to bet in Illinois, and that you agree to the terms and conditions of service. After that, you can make a deposit of at least $10 and place your first wager of at least that amount to claim the promo.

What type of welcome offer will Hard Rock have when it goes live?

Assuming the bookmaker keeps the same bonus when it goes live in Illinois that it has in other states, Hard Rock Bet’s welcome offer consists of a second chance bet worth up to $1,000.

Bettors who lose their first wager of at least $10 will get one spin of a “Mystery Wheel,” which features seven slots with varying amounts. The bonus bets carry values from $5 to $1,000, with the odds of each outcome dependent on the amount of your first bet.

This could mean as much as a 100x return on your first wager as a second chance bet. However, it could also mean the bonus bet is less than the value of your first wager. You also won’t be eligible for any bonus bets if your first wager wins.

When will the Hard Rock Bet promo come to my account?

The Hard Rock Bet promo will come to your account after your first wager settles as a loss. You’ll need to check the “Rewards” section of your account page to access the Mystery Wheel. Then, you can spin the wheel to see your bonus bet value.

Keep in mind that bonus bets will not show up in your account balance but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Bonus bets can be used in any market but will also expire after seven days if unused.

Conditions for the Hard Rock bonus in other states

Based on the conditions for the Hard Rock bonus in other states, we can anticipate the following rules will apply following the Illinois launch:

  • The bonus will only be available for players who are at least 21 years old.
  • Bonus bets will expire after seven days if unused.
  • Bonus bets cannot be used on round-robin wagers.
  • Bonus bets will not be calculated in the payout of any winning wager.
  • Using the early cashout feature on your first bet will void the bonus.
  • Limit of one Mystery Wheel per player.

What do I do if the Hard Rock Bet Illinois bonus is not working?

If the Hard Rock Bet Illinois bonus is not working, you’ll want to make sure your first bet has settled as a loss and that you’ve spun the Mystery Wheel (found in the “Rewards” section of your account). From there, you can try logging out of your account, closing the app or browser window, and restarting your device. If those steps don’t remedy the problem, you’ll need to get in touch with Hard Rock Bet’s customer support team.

Where can I find the latest Hard Rock Illinois promotions?

You can find the latest Hard Rock Illinois promotions listed on ILBetting.com once the platform goes live. We will update this page with the latest welcome offer, as well as review any other bonuses that may be available.

For specific information on daily promotions and odds boosts, you can check the respective tabs on the left side of the sportsbook homepage in your web browser or by scrolling through the menu at the top of your screen in the app.

Different kinds of wagers on Hard Rock Bet

Hard Rock Bet will offer many wager types to appeal to hardcore and casual bettors alike. Here are some of the most popular types you’ll find.

  • Spread bets: Spread bets are wagers on the margin of victory for a given sporting event. You can either bet on the favorite (who must win by a certain number of points) or the underdog (who must either win outright or lose by fewer than the spread line).
  • Prop bets: Short for “proposition bets,” prop bets are wagers on in-game events that don’t necessarily impact the final score, or at least aren’t dependent on the outcome. These can include things like the number of saves a goalie makes, the strikeout total of the starting pitcher, or the first team to score.
  • Parlays: Parlays are wagers that combine multiple outcomes into a single bet with multiplied odds for each outcome, or “leg,” included on the slip. These can lead to massive payoffs on winning wagers, but if a single leg fails, the entire bet is a loss.
  • Flex parlays: A unique expansion on parlays that is exclusive to Hard Rock Bet, flex parlays allow punters to pick a minimum number of correct legs for their parlay bet to win. The payouts would then scale based on how many legs are required to meet the minimum.

Best sports leagues you will be able to bet on using Hard Rock Illinois

Hard Rock Bet features 14 different sports on its platforms, with multiple leagues available under most titles. Here are some of the top leagues you will be able to bet on using Hard Rock Illinois.

  • NFL: The uncontested top sport among U.S. bettors, football carries the largest betting handle in nearly every market, with the NFL acting as the top dog. Action on the Chicago Bears tends to drive the Illinois market.
  • MLB: With two teams in the state, fans of MLB betting in Illinois have plenty of games to choose from. The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox carry many of the MLB bets in the state. However, in central and southern Illinois, the St. Louis Cardinals carry considerable popularity as well.
  • NBA: Though the Chicago Bulls are long removed from their glory days in the ‘90s, NBA betting in Illinois remains incredibly popular. Across the country, the NBA is the second most popular market after the NFL.
  • NHL: Though it tails behind the others in betting popularity, the NHL is showing steady growth in U.S. markets. The Chicago Blackhawks are a team on the rise with top prospect Connor Bedard poised to turn the franchise around and return the team to postseason success. NHL betting in Illinois is sure to grow more in the future.

The Hard Rock Bet mobile betting app in Illinois

The Hard Rock Bet mobile betting app will be the best way for punters in Illinois to utilize the platform. The app is not tied to any specific state, so you’ll be able to use it in any state where Hard Rock Bet is legal and live.

Both Android and Apple users will be able to download the free app on their devices. The app holds a 4.2/5 star rating in the Google Play Store and a 4.8/5 star rating in the Apple App Store. Reviewers praised the app’s design and interface, though the geolocation feature appeared to have some inconsistencies on both operating systems.

How to download the Hard Rock Bet app on iOS

Downloading the Hard Rock Bet app will be a quick process as long as you’ve got a steady internet connection. Here’s how to add it to your Illinois betting app arsenal.

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device and log in with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Search for “Hard Rock Bet.” The correct app will feature a purple guitar on a black background.
  3. Press “Get” then “Install.”

Once the app is fully downloaded, log in with your Hard Rock Bet credentials to begin placing wagers, or create a new account if necessary.

How to download the Hard Rock app on Android

Getting the Hard Rock app on your Android device is a piece of cake. Here’s how you can download it today.

  1. Access the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Hard Rock Bet” and locate the app with a purple guitar icon.
  3. Tap “Install” and let the download run.

Once you’ve fully installed the app, you can create a new account or log in with your existing username and password.

Will it be possible to bet on IL college sports with Hard Rock Bet?

Illinois state law does allow for betting on college sports, but it prohibits online bettors from wagering on games that involve Illinois teams. This being stated, you can bet on in-state college games at brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.

Hard Rock Illinois expected payment options

One of the major drawbacks to Hard Rock Bet is the extremely limited list of payment options available in other states; this list is expected to be short in Illinois as well. There is a $10 minimum for all transactions, regardless of the banking method. Here is what you’ll be able to expect once Hard Rock Bet launches in Illinois.


  • Credit/Debit Cards: Credit and debit cards are a go-to deposit method at most Illinois sportsbooks. However, you won’t be able to withdraw your winnings with either option. Hard Rock Bet accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
  • PayPal: One of the oldest e-wallet options, PayPal usually carries the fastest withdrawal times regardless of the bookmaker you’re using. Hard Rock Bet also doesn’t charge deposit fees for using PayPal.


  • Online Banking: Linking your bank account to Hard Rock Bet is safe and secure, as the bookie maintains rigorous security measures to protect your information. This option is a great way to avoid switching between multiple apps or web pages when trying to fund your account or access your winnings.
  • Venmo: Venmo isn’t nearly as common as PayPal among sportsbooks, but Hard Rock Bet will accept transactions going both ways through this method. You also won’t be charged a fee for withdrawals or deposits.

Customer support at Hard Rock Bet IL

Hard Rock Bet has a very active customer support team, responding to many of the reviews of the app in the app stores. While the support section of the website can be a bit cluttered and difficult to locate, you can reach out through live chat, email, phone, or Twitter if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for.

Live Chat: Yes, 8 am to 12 am
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 305-504-6802
Twitter: @HardRockSBHelp


Why will Hard Rock in IL give bonuses?

Hard Rock will give betting bonuses in IL as a way of encouraging new players to sign up and place a wager. It will also give bonuses to returning players to promote more betting activity on the platform. ILBetting.com will list all available Hard Rock Bet bonuses for Illinois players once they become available.

How safe will it be to bet on Hard Rock Bet in Illinois?

It will be very safe to bet on Hard Rock Bet in Illinois once the platform launches in the state. Hard Rock Bet has acquired a gambling operator’s license from the Illinois Gaming Board and must adhere to strict cybersecurity and integrity standards to maintain licensure.

Where can I find the best bonuses for Hard Rock Bet in IL?

You can find the best bonuses for Hard Rock Bet in IL at ILBetting.com. Our site will list the top promo offers from all Illinois sportsbooks, including Hard Rock Bet, as well as any applicable promo codes.

When will Hard Rock Bet launch in IL?

Hard Rock Bet has not yet announced a hard launch date in IL. However, it is expected to launch later this year. ILBetting.com will update this page accordingly once a firm launch date is set.

Will you have to live in Illinois to bet on Hard Rock?

No, you will not have to live in Illinois to bet on Hard Rock. However, you will need to be physically located in Illinois (or any other state where Hard Rock Bet has launched) to sign up and place a wager.

What is the minimum withdrawal at Hard Rock?

The minimum withdrawal at Hard Rock Bet is $10. This is also the minimum amount for deposits, regardless of the banking method you choose.