Illinois sports betting handle rose 47% in September, with residents betting more than $267 million more than they did in August. With football fueling customers' action, Illinois bettors wagered nearly $832 million, only trailing New York ($1.26 billion) and New Jersey ($866.7 million) in September. From January to September, Illinois residents wagered a staggering amount on Illinois sports betting, nearly $7 billion. To say the Prairie State's customers are sports betting diehards might be an understatement. Caesars Sportsbook is one of the biggest sports betting operators in the state and is offering a great deal this fall for new customers to bet on sports in Illinois. It's the ideal time to be a first-time customer at Caesars Sportsbook IL because they are offering your first bet up to $1,250 on Caesars, 1,000 Reward Credits and 1,000 Tier Credits with the promo code GAMEFULLC. It's an amazing offer that you should take advantage of before this weekend's games. Download Caesars Sportsbook's online sports betting app now to use this Illinois sportsbook deposit offer.

Caesars Sportsbook IL is now offering a first bet up to $1,250 on Caesars. That's right, if you are a new registrant who is 21+ and located in Illinois*, you can register, deposit, and make your first bet at Caesars Sportsbook with the code GAMEFULLC and get a first bet up to $1,250 (Terms and conditions apply. See details here. Offer expires 12/31/2022).

To take advantage of this offer, all you have to do is click here to sign up for a Caesars Sportsbook account and you will get a single bet credit if your initial bet doesn't win. You'll have up to 14 days to use your bet on whatever sport you'd like. Remember to use the code GAMEFULLC. Sign up now.

Illinois sportsbooks offer numerous ways for bettors to wager. Here are just a few:

Double Result: A wager primarily found in football, basketball, and soccer matches, the bettor can choose which side will win the first half and eventually the game. Better odds are for games including halftime ties or one side winning the first half and the other winning the game.

Quarters / Halves Won: Caesars offers bettors the opportunity to bet on the exact number of quarters and/or halves a team will win in that game. Enhanced odds can be found if a team sweeps both halves or all four quarters and can pay generously.

Alternate Lines: Caesars offers a sliding scale for football and basketball alternate lines. For football, bettors can adjust the bar to choose the exact spread / total they're looking for (within a reasonable range), all in half-point lines (to prevent ties). In basketball, fewer options are given but several are available per spread / total. The line will adjust from the usual -110 depending on the positive or negative variance from the standard spread / total.

Profit Boost: These are ways for bettors to select enhancements to the value of their own bets for certain wagers. An example would be on parlays with odds of +400 or greater, customers can receive an extra 25% in winnings by selecting the profit boost coupon. Profit Boosts are offered more frequently for Same Game Parlays (SGPs) and long shot markets such as first touchdown scorer or futures bets.

Ready to get started? Click here to get your first bet up to $1,250 on Caesars (See details here). Remember to use the code GAMEFULLC.

*IL only. 21+. New users with eligible promo code only. Bet amount of qualifying wager returned only if wager is settled as a loss. Paid as a single bet credit. Maximum bet credit $1,250. Bet credit must be used within 14 days of receipt. See Caesars.com/promos for full terms. Void where prohibited. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).