With international tournaments done, attention now turns to 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Illinois betting sites and apps are ready with free bets bonus offers and special World Cup promotions. Use our codes for Caesars Illinois sportsbook or Betrivers, claim your football World Cup promos in Illinois.
World Cup 2022 Betting Guide for Illinois
Over the last few years, as sports betting has grown by leaps and bounds all across America, bettors have started to figure out a new sport that can be a massive money maker for them.
Soccer (or futebol, or football, depending on what you like to call it.)
With the rise of the Premier League, La Liga, and other domestic leagues in America, the summer international tournaments have also seen a huge boost with bettors and fans around the country.
The 2018 World Cup was a boon for early legalized betting states like New Jersey, and there is hope that the 2022 edition in Qatar could break all kinds of records.
The thing that will be different with the next tournament is the timing: because of the summer heat in Qatar, the World Cup will run from November 21, 2022 until December 18. With NFL and NCAA football playing as well, those two months could smash all kinds of records for revenue in Illinois, and around the country.
Best bet types for the World Cup
There are many ways that you can make money betting on the 2022 World Cup.
Right now, since the World Cup qualifiers have either just begun, or are set to begin in a couple months, the only thing to wager on is the futures betting.
The list of the top 10 teams in the odds are below, and as was shown from the UEFA EURO 2020 and Copa America, the teams near the top of the odds are most likely the ones to win the tournament.
You can get your best odds now, with the tournament still a year and a half away, but there are risks as well: but the reward could be worth a play. Italy started the EURO 2020 at +1100 (11-1), before dropping to +600 after its first match. If you jumped on the Italians early, you made quite a lot of money.
Once the draw happens, and the eight tournament groups are set, you can then start wagering on all kinds of other game and proposition bets.
One of the best ways to make money is to parlay multiple heavily favored teams to win their groups, to get the wager down close to even money. Also, as was shown in the tournaments of 2021, the group stage games can throw up some mismatches that you can take advantage of with the books. Once it gets to the knockout stages, the games get harder to predict.
Live betting is another way to go during the tournament, because of the ebbs and flows of the matches. Almost every book in Illinois will have live betting, prop bets, and bet boosts for the World Cup, which is, once again, the biggest sporting event on the planet.
2022 World Cup Illinois Betting Sites & Free Bets
- BetRivers – code 250MATCH, free bet $250
- DraftKings – World Cup Enhanced Adds
- FanDuel Football – 100% deposit bonus
- Caesars App – up to $300 free bet offer
- PointsBet – 4 x $250 in free bets bonus
Almost any of the sports books in the Prairie State will have futures odds on the 2022 World Cup, and will start posting lines on the games as soon as the draw takes place in April of 2022.
As of now, here are the sports books and IL bet apps you can use to bet on World Cup 2022 in Illinois.
- FanDuel IL
- Caesars Illinois
Here are some that should/could be online before the tournament begins.
2022 World Cup futures top 10 odds
With qualifying for the tournament just started in some confederations, and about to start in others, it is tough to know exactly which teams will qualify and which will not.
But you can assume that the teams with the best odds will almost certainly qualify, and you can get them at very good odds right now. Italy, for example, was +1100 (11-1) a month before the UEFA EURO 2020, and saw those odds drop to +600 after the first game.
Top 10 odds to win the 2022 World Cup
- Brazil +500
- France +600
- England +800
- Spain +900
- Germany +1000
- Belgium +1100
- Italy +1100
- Argentina +1200
- Portugal +1400
- Netherlands +1600