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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.