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About Illinois Sports Betting
Illinois became the 15th state to legalize sports betting on June 28, 2019. Anyone who is at least 21 years of age, has a valid United States Social Security Number, has registered in person at DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis or online when legally permissible, and is physically within the state of Illinois can place a bet with DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook. It operates under the casino license of DraftKings at Casino Queen and operates a retail sportsbook at that location.
Sports betting in Illinois is regulated by the Illinois Gaming Board. With that, Illinois has regulations that may differ from other states.
DraftKings Sportsbook at Casino Queen offers dozens of American and international sports for users to bet on. There are also many different bet types that are unique to DraftKings at Casino Queen such as live, in-game betting, Sportsbook Pools and Teasers+.
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How to get started
Create an account online or download our app.
Register your account in-person at DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis. Once you get inside DraftKings at Casino Queen, turn on WiFi, enable Bluetooth and re-sign into your account.
After registering, you’re good to bet anywhere in Illinois.
That's simple! Learn how to place bets with DraftKings Sportsbook in Illinois by viewing our How to Bet guide.
Yes! Sign up here.
Illinois has a requirement that a person completes their account registration in-person at the retail location, DraftKings at Casino Queen.
Yes! Retail sports betting is live in Illinois at our sportsbook at DraftKings at Casino Queen. Visit our retail location to place a bet in person.
No, you do not need to be a resident to place a bet, but you must be located in Illinois at the time you bet. Don’t miss the chance to place a bet with DraftKings Sportsbook while you’re visiting a state where DraftKings is live!
Check out our Where is Sports Betting Legal page for more information.
DraftKings Sportsbook users can wager on the vast majority of teams, sports and events. However, some state betting regulations prohibit wagering on certain sports or athletic events. Illinois does not permit wagering on events or contests where Illinois colleges participate.
Check out DraftKings Sportsbook College Team Restrictions to learn more!