FanDuel Illinois NFL Week 1 Promos: Sportsbook Offers And Risk-Free Bets

Written By Derek Helling on September 9, 2021

The Chicago Bears may not be sportsbooks’ favorites to win the NFC North in the coming season, but that doesn’t mean Illinois sportsbooks don’t have lots of reasons to put some money down on the first week of the season. FanDuel Sportsbook is sure to be among those IL sports betting apps commemorating the return of the NFL and we have all the info on FanDuel Illinois NFL Week 1 promos.

It’s easy to be awestruck by all the zeros in sportsbook offers and forget about the conditions and terms necessary for redeeming them. Good bankroll management also requires using your betting budget to maximize these offers, too. Read on for all the pertinent information in both interests.

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What Are the FanDuel Illinois NFL Week 1 Promos?

FanDuel has one special deal for Week 1 of the NFL regular season available to bettors in IL. Bookmark this page though, as we will update this article as more Week 1 promos are announced. As of Thursday, Sept. 9, there is also an offer for new customers.

  • First-time depositors get a risk-free first bet worth up to $1,000 CLAIM NOW
  • Bet $5 Win $200 on Any Week 1 NFL Game

FanDuel Sportsbook Risk-Free Bet Up To $1,000

New users interested in this offer and wagering on FanDuel Illinois NFL Week 1 promos can sign up for an account by clicking on the banner above or by clicking here and entering the bonus code during registration.

To be eligible, all you have to do is sign up for FanDuel, make a deposit, and place a bet. FanDuel counts your first bet as the determinant for this promotion. If you win your first bet, the promo expires and you get your payout as normal.

However, if the sportsbook grades your first bet a loss, FanDuel will issue a refund in site credit to your account equal to the amount of your first wager or $1,000, whichever is less.

So, if you deposit $1,000 and then bet that entire amount and lose, you’d get the whole wager credited right back to you in site credit. That promotional credit expires in 14 days.

The FanDuel Sportsbook app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Illinois Sportsbook In-Person Registration Requirement

Illinois law maintains an in-person account registration/verification requirement for online sports betting for at least the remainder of 2021. That means if you’ve never bet with FanDuel online in IL, you’ll have to travel to FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing in Collinsville to finish signing up.

If you’ve signed up for FanDuel in another jurisdiction, like neighboring Indiana or Iowa, you still have to visit the track in Collinsville to verify your account for use in IL. You won’t have to create a brand new account, though. You can use the same credentials you already sign in with.

If needs be, creating a new account is free and you can do most of the process in the app. FanDuel just needs a few pieces of information from you, like:

  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Legal name
  • Mailing address

Bet $5 Win $200 on any NFL Week 1 Game details

This promo expires on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7:29 p.m. CT and is only for new customers. To activate, sign up for an account and make your first deposit of at least $10. Then, opt-in to this promo.

In the designated market, place any real money (no free bets or site credit) moneyline wager of $5 or less on any NFL Week 1 game. The sportsbook will then boost the odds on your bet to +4000.

Should the team you stake win its game outright, FanDuel will pay out your wager according to those odds. So, if you back the Bears to beat the Rams and put down the maximum $5, then Chicago does prevail, your payout would be $205.

What are my chances of cashing sportsbook offers?

Our guide to betting on the NFL can provide a lot of helpful information in this context because converting site credit to actual cash requires successful wagering on your part. The site credit in this instance has a playthrough requirement, which means you can’t withdraw any of the funds until you place a winning bet with them.

Time constraints on these offers are also important to remember. The variety and volume of available markets within the 14-day period you activate this offer have an impact on your chances here as well.

One of the smartest ways to use site credit is to essentially provide yourself some insurance against a riskier wager you might make with actual deposited funds. That practice, called hedging your bets, is a way to effectively lower your risk, and doing so with the sportsbook’s money instead of your own enhances your potential benefit.

Other Illinois Sportsbook Risk-Free Bet Offers

Risk-Free Bets are another way to try and build your sportsbook bankroll if you’re new to sports betting. Check out the risk-free bet sportsbook offers at our other partners in your state and get ready for the NFL season.

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New Customers Only
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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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