Unibet app has moved in next door to Illinois. In fact, the Swedish-based sportsbook operation is all around the state. Will it be long until Unibet sportsbook makes the leap into the Land of Lincoln. Not really as Illinois will be Unibet’s next state in which sportsbook launches their mobile app, some time in early 2021! The betting company will be licensed via Argosy Casino Alton, IL.
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Owned by the Kindred Group, Unibet recently opened online sportsbooks in both Indiana and Iowa in partnership with Caesars Entertainment. Those sportsbooks were added to Unibet’s previous presence in both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.
The partnership with Caesars opened a path into Illinois for Unibet. Caesars currently has two brick and mortar casinos in the state – Harrah’s Metropolis in the southern part of the state and perhaps more significantly in terms of the potential to access a wider population base, Harrah’s Joliet Chicago Hotel and Casino.
Unibet Illinois: What to Expect?
When Unibet sportsbook app makes the move to Illinois (app is live early 2021), bettors can expect an experienced outfit, good odds, live streaming, bonuses and promos in form of a “no deposit bonus” and a free bet. While a new player in the USA, Unibet is an established brand that’s operated successfully in the European market for over two decades.
Unibet covers all the sports markets a bettor would expect to find and offers every time of betting line imaginable, including an extensive supply of live betting options.
Unibet Bonus Code for Illinois
The Unibet does not offer a special bonus code yet. However, we are sure, that Unibet app will offer new players in Illinois a pair of signup offers. Firstly, there’s a $10 no deposit bonus. To access this sportsbook bonus, new Unibet players will have to select the $10 free bonus during the registration process.
In other states Unibet also offer a 100% matching first deposit bonus that is worth up to $500. For access to this offer, players must choose the 100% deposit bonus offer upon making their first deposit to their Unibet account. The amount deposited at this time will be matched 100% up to a total of $500.
The same bonus terms and offers should be expected in Illinois once Unibet sportsbook is live in the state with its mobile app. For now you can try Betrivers Illinois promotion.
By the way, the Unibet app works with both Android and iOS devices.
How to open sportsbook account in Illinois?
Currently, to open an online sports betting account, customers in Illinois must physically go to a brick and mortar casino or sportsbook and fill out the registration requirements. This rule was waived, until September 19. That’s why a chance to set up shop near the heavily-populated Chicago area would be vital in terms of getting customers to sign up.
There are other stumbling blocks in place in Illinois for online-only sportsbook entities. The so-called penalty box was imposed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on these online sites. Sportsbooks in Illinois that don’t offer a brick and mortar retail option must wait 18 months before they can enter the Illinois market. As well, online-only operations must pay a heavy $20 million license fee to open in the state.