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White Sox and Cubs Worth Betting in Middle of Summer

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jul/25/2021

Sports betting started earlier in Horseshoe Hammond and Ameristar East Chicago than in downtown Chicago. The city accepts various forms of gambling, and you can wager on the Cubs and White Sox in summer. In this post, we discuss sports betting at Chicago bookies. 

How to Place Sports Bets at a Chicago Bookmaker 

Follow these steps while wagering in any Chicagoan sportsbook: 

  • Sign up: you can register on your phone. Chicago bookies use advanced technology to approve betting accounts, store data and confirm punters' identities. 

  • Deposit money: you can make a deposit using a credit or debit card, PayPal, or electronic bank transfer. Some bookmakers provide welcome and first-time deposit bonuses. 

  • Start wagering: you can place bets for fun or to make a profit once you make the first deposit. But, bet with money that you can afford to lose. 

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Legal Sports Gambling Sites in Chicago 

Here are some popular bookies in the city: 

1. DraftKings 

In the past, DraftKings' popularity grew due to daily fantasy sports. It is located at the Casino Queen, East St. Louis, and a four and a half hours drive from Chicago's city center. The bookie offers a sign-up bonus of up to $1,000. 

2. FanDuel 

Par-A-Dice Casino collaborated with FanDuel in East Peoria to provide sports gambling in Illinois. The bookie only offered daily fantasy sports in the past and later ventured into sports betting. It provides a risk-free wager of up to $500 and no longer requires pundits to verify their identity in person. 

3. William Hill 

William Hill is in the London Stock Exchange and has operated for nine years in the United States. It partnered with the Grand Victoria Casino to get an American gambling license. New punters can get a risk-free wager of $500 upon signing up. 

4. BetRivers 

It was among the first online bookies in Illinois, and it is popular among old Chicago residents. BetRivers has a great sports gambling app with many betting options. You will get a deposit match offer of up to $250 and other regular promotions. 

5. PointsBet 

The bookie collaborated with the Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, to venture into the Illinois gambling market. It has many weekly and daily promotions, some of which are limited to Illinois residents. PointsBet has several risk-free bets worth $1,000 and a $250 deposit bonus. 

Which Chicagoan Sports Teams Can You Wager On? 

You can bet on any of the following local teams: 

  • Chicago Bulls: many basketball supporters globally know the Chicago Bulls. They have popularized the National Basketball Association (NBA) in different countries. 

The team won six NBA titles in the 1990s and has maintained an impressive statistical record. It was the third team in the 2019/2020 season's Central Division. 

  • Wolves: they are a top team in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team won the Turner Cup Championship in 2000 and 1998. Also, it won four Calder Cup titles in 11 seasons. 

So far, the Wolves have won over 1,000 ordinary matches. They led in 2016/2017, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019 seasons. 

  • Chicago Cubs: the Chicago Cubs have represented Illinois several times in the Major League Baseball (MLB). They surprised their supporters in 2016 when they made a comeback and won the World Series Championship. The Chicago Cubs have been among the five top teams in the last five seasons.

  • Chicago Bears: they won Super Bowl XX last season and have an amazing winning streak. Chicago Bears led in the National Football Conference's (NFC) North Division in the 2018 National Football League (NFL) season. Before then, they had held the fourth position in the past four seasons. 

Governor J.B Pritzker signed SB 690 in 2019 to legalize sports gambling in Illinois. DraftKings, PointsBet, BetRivers, and William Hill are some of the leading bookies in Chicago. They offer different withdrawal and deposit methods like bank transfers and e-wallets.

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