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How Can I Bet the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game From Illinois?

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Mar/13/2021

The Big Ten Tournament Championship game is likely to be the most wagered on of the college basketball season thus far but, if you live in Illinois, some of your favorite apps won't be allowing wagers on your beloved Fighting Illini facing off against Ohio State.  In-state licensed sports betting sites are prohibited from taking bets on Illinois schools or their opponent.  One can still bet on the Big Ten Championship from California via Jazz SportsThey have been around since 1994 and are licensed in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Pros and Cons of Jazz Sports

  • Jazz Sports has been accepting customers from California online pre-2000 but was primarily a phone betting operation during their first ten years in business.
  • Jazz reputation in the world of offshore sports betting is impeccable.
  • Payouts are sometimes within hours.
  • Some credit card issuing banks decline their cards when used for gambling, however, crypto options allow for anonymity and lightning fast transfer of funds to and from one's bank or credit card. Jazz offers an option to sign up using bitcoin and other cryptocurrency without providing some of your personal information.
  • Jazz Sports does not report winnings
  • 18 and up are welcome.
  • There is a live dealer casino.
  • The site offers a generous welcome bonus with varying options (max bonus is typically $1000)
  • Jazz Sports is browser-based as opposed to offering an app. 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

  • The line on this game opened at Illinois -5 and swiftly moved up to -5.5.
  • Duane Washington Jr. scored 24 points and E.J. Liddell added 18 and No. 9 Ohio State fended off a frantic finish from No. 4 Michigan for a 68-67 victory Saturday and a chance to play for the Big Ten Tournament title.
  • Kofi Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 3 Illinois beat No. 5 Iowa 82-71 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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