- DraftKings has officially launched a sportsbook app and retail location in Illinois and the app will require in-person registration.
- The app and location will be DraftKings at Casino Queen and customers can take part in the sportsbooks many various bet types and mobile sports betting.
- Residents will be the only ones that can use the promotions available through the app.
ST. LOUIS, Ill. – DraftKings announced on Wednesday that it has launched an Illinois sportsbook app and retail location.
The app is available to download from anywhere but users will need to visit the on-site sportsbook at DraftKings at Casino Queen to complete the account because in-person registration is still required in the state.
It’s official! Today, @DraftKings at Casino Queen launches sports betting in Illinois and will offer customers retail, online and mobile experiences. Read more: https://t.co/6lMCzv9DQ8 pic.twitter.com/LKpijTX1gl
— DraftKings News (@DraftKingsNews) August 5, 2020
Located in East St. Louis, DraftKings at Casino Queen’s retail location will now give customers access to statewide mobile sports betting.
“Illinois is home to some of the most passionate sports fans and most iconic sports teams in the entire country,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “DraftKings’ dedication to innovation and providing customers with a premier sports betting experience has made our app the top-rated option and we can’t wait for fans in Illinois to discover why.”
Having an account with DraftKings at Casino Queen will give customers the opportunity to enjoy the wide range of bets on the sportsbook such as pre-game, future, live, and proposition bets on multiple professional and collegiate sporting events.
Illinois bettors will also benefit from the new sportsbook app because there will also be numerous promotional bonuses and offers available only to the state’s residents.
“We are excited to bring sports betting to Illinois and the St. Louis community,” said Terry Downey, President, DraftKings at Casino Queen. “The marriage of two iconic brands promises to create an unforgettable experience that can only be found at DraftKings at Casino Queen. Fans will come to love the service, passion and innovation now available in our state.”
This addition of a DraftKings sportsbook is only the second online sportsbook available in Illinois currently and there are sure to be more companies ready to add to the state’s growing online legal sports betting market.
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