Illinois continues to be one of the hottest states in the country for legalized U.S. sports betting, evidenced by setting a new monthly record in March. The $1.07 billion wagered by Illinois sports betting customers surpassed the previous all-time high in January by $2.7 million and marks the fifth time in six months that the state has cleared the $1 billion mark. Handle from sports betting in Illinois was up 10.4% from last March and 22.5% from February. Illinois now ranks third all-time in $1 billion sports betting months (five), trailing only New York (14) and New Jersey (11).

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.)

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:

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.

No Runs First Inning (NRFI): A fun wager for action bettors that no runs will be scored combined between the top and bottom of the first inning. Depending on the pitchers and strength of the top of both teams' lineups, value may be found on betting against there being any scoring before at least the second inning.

Placement Bets: A popular bet in golf and auto racing, bettors are given the option of wagering on favorable odds to not pick a winner but for their golfer / driver to finish among the top 5 / 10 / 20 in their respective competitions. These bets are preferable for gamblers who prefer not having to rely on picking outright winners.

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.

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