It’s been a long and winding road, but Illinois sports betting enthusiasts will finally be able to sign up completely online starting March 5. In celebration of the upcoming online-only era in the Land of Lincoln, the FanDuel Illinois promo code offers new signups $100 in site credits in advance of the launch. Click to claim the deal if you’re not already a FanDuel member.
Get The $100 FanDuel Illinois Promo Code
Ready to claim the $100 bonus via the FanDuel Illinois promo code? It’s very simple. First, sign up at FanDuel Sportsbook (the promo code is automatically applied) and down the FanDuel app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play marketplace. Once it’s installed, follow the steps in the app to create your account. You’ll need to provide some personal information:
- Email address
- Home address
- Phone number
- Password (you’ll create one)
- Social Security Number
- Government-issued ID
Those last few items will be used to confirm your identity and age, allowing you to sign up.
Complete the process by March 4, 2022, and you’ll get the $100 site credit. Once you verify your location and register for an account, an in-app message with pop up telling you the bonus will hit your account on launch day. As of this writing, FanDuel expects to launch on March 5.
Launch? Isn’t FanDuel Already Live In Illinois?
It’s a tad complicated. When Illinois sportsbooks launched, state law mandated in-person registrations, meaning users had to visit a retail location to complete the registration process. FanDuel launched in Illinois during this time.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic began, and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker lifted the in-person requirement with an executive order. He would go on to renew the order multiple times over the course of many months, which gave Illinois bettors the opportunity to register online without the need for an in-person visit.
But in early 2021, Pritzker stopped renewing the order, and in-person registration again became the norm.
Now, it’s finally going away for good, and online registration is here to stay. Starting March 5, 2022, online sportsbooks can accept new users via online sign-ups for the foreseeable future. FanDuel’s “launch” is more of a relaunch in celebration of online-only sign-ups returning, which explains the new FanDuel Illinois promo code now available to bettors. Lock it in to start betting for free March 5.