Illinois sports betting continued its strong run in January with its highest handle to date. The $1.07 billion in sports betting in Illinois wagers was up 4% from the previous high of $1.03 billion in November 2022 and marked the fourth straight month the state exceeded the one billion dollar mark in handle. The Prairie State joins only New York, New Jersey, and Nevada as the only states to post four consecutive $1 billion months in customers wagers. For the first 31 days of 2023, only New York, debutant Ohio, and New Jersey topped Illinois in USA sports betting dollars wagered.

Caesars Sportsbook is one of the largest Illinois sports betting sites and is offering a generous deal for new customers. 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 5/31/2023).

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 bonus bet 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 in which the bettor chooses the team who will win the first half, or a tie, as well as which team will win the overall game (regardless of overtime or extra time). These bets pay more when both teams are simultaneously chosen to win one segment of the game but not the other.

Alt Total Points: Caesars offers a slider to choose alt lines including the total points for the game. Move the slider to the far left (for Under lines) or far right (Over lines). Customers can enhance the value of their bets significantly if they have strong opinions as to a lower or higher scoring matchup than the oddsmakers predict.

Same Game Parlay (SGP): Bettors can choose to combine game lines, over/unders, game and player props from the same game with this specific bet. It's a good way to predict multiple facets of a game's outcome with more generous odds for parlaying them together.

Standard Odds: When making a bet, the house odds on a spread or over/under total are generally -110, meaning for every $11 wagered, the player would receive $10 profit ($21 total) for a win. It's rare to see the odds deviate too far (more than +/- 20 cents to the dollar) in either direction on either of these bet types.

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+. Valid only for new users and first wager of at least $10. Bet amount of qualifying wager returned as bonus bet only if wager is settled as a loss, to a maximum of $1,250; must be used within 14 days of receipt. Must register with eligible promo code. Credits will be added to account within 7 days after qualifying wager settles. See 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).