In 2020, Illinois legalized sports both at land locations and online, but when it comes to Daily Fantasy Sports betting, there are still some limitations that are in place. In April of 2020, the Supreme Court in Illinois ruled that some daily fantasy sports contests would be legal and allowed in the state. As with all forms of online gaming, you must be at least 21 to engage in wagering and must be physically located in the state to make use of any state-licensed operating sites.
Based on the current Illinois betting laws, DFS sites may only offer head-to-head competitions to those from Illinois at this time.
Illinois Daily Fantasy Online Operators and Bonuses
At the time, there are two major operators that offer daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois. These include FanDuel and DraftKings. There are also some smaller sites that will accept real money wagers, including Yahoo DFS, Monkey Knife Fight, and Fantasy Draft. When you create an account with any of these sites, you can enjoy some super promotional deals. Most will welcome you with a free bet offer or a match bonus when the first deposit is made. The larger sites are known to offer many frequent deals that can enhance the betting experience and provide you with additional funds to wager and win!
How DFS Works
With DFS play, you will choose a team of athletes and points are earned based on their performance in live events and games. These points will be added and the overall goal is to achieve as many points as possible to beat your competitors. Winners will get a share of a prize pool that is created by entry fees from all who are participating.
With head-to-head DFS competitions, you will face one opponent for a buy-in amount. Whoever gets the most points from players on their roster will win the entire prize pool.
Daily Fantasy sites in Illinois 2020/2021
- Monkey Knife Fight
- Yahoo DFS
- Fantasy Draft