ESPN BET Illinois promo code AJC: Get $250 bonus with any bet

ESPN BET Illinois promo code

Credit: Craig Dudek

Credit: Craig Dudek

ESPN BET Illinois Promo Code

Enjoy the first weekend of the ESPN BET era with our exclusive ESPN BET Illinois promo code AJC. Click here, input the code and you’ll be on your way toward a massive $250 payout for betting on the Bears, Bulls and more.

Prospective bettors in the Land of Lincoln qualify for ESPN BET’s no-brainer welcome promo. Since its Tuesday launch, ESPN BET offers $200 in bonus bets after any wager, regardless of the odds or how much it’s worth. However, our ESPN BET Illinois promo code AJC ups the payout to $250, making a tremendous offer even more incredible.

Use this link to open an account, enter the promo code AJC then check out the best ways IL bettors can transform bonus bets into withdrawable cash winnings.

Bears-Lions betting preview

CHI Bears+7.5 (-110)O 47.5 (-115)+300
DET Lions-7.5 (-110)U 47.5 (-105)-380

After earning bonus bets from ESPN BET, Illinois gamblers can flock to the NFL Week 11 market for Bears-Lions.

Sunday is the first meeting between these NFC North foes. Chicago (3-7) is playing but gets QB Justin Fields back after the third-year QB missed four games with a dislocated thumb. Fields will have his hands full against Detroit (7-2), a team fighting for a top seed in the NFC playoff race, let alone an NFC North title.

Regardless of where you stand on the winner, I can’t help but love the over 47.5. Last year, the two Bears-Lions meetings combined for 61 and 51 points, respectively. We know Chicago’s defense will get thrashed by Jared Goff and Detroit’s high-octane offense, but the Lions’ defense isn’t a brick wall.

In addition, we can’t say enough about Fields returning to replace Tyson Bagent. The former first-round pick accounted for four total touchdowns in a 31-30 loss to Detroit last year and was rounding into form before suffering the thumb injury in Week 6. Even if they lose, the Bears should score.

Ways IL customers can use bonus bets on ESPN BET

Let’s say you love the over on the Bears-Lions game and want to risk a $50 bonus bet. At -115 odds, a 48+ point output would return $43.48 in cash winnings. Remember, bettors only receive cash after placing a bonus bet, not the stake itself.

There are other ways to utilize bonus bets. For instance, as much as it pains me, I don’t know why the Bulls are only 2.5-point underdogs against the Heat. Chicago has lost three in a row, including a 103-97 loss to the Magic on Friday, and sits at a sorry 4-9. Comparatively, the Heat have won seven consecutive games and have an extra rest day on their side.

Placing a $50 bonus bet on Miami -2.5 would net $45.55 in cash profit. If you’re extra confident that the Bulls don’t cover, you could double up and risk $100 for just over $90 in winnings.

Activate ESPN BET Illinois promo code AJC, get $250 after first bet

Before placing wagers on ESPN BET, you actually have to secure the bonus. Follow the guide below to score $250 in bonus bets in the Land of Lincoln:

  • Click this link to open ESPN BET.
  • Create an account.
  • Enter the ESPN BET Illinois promo code AJC when prompted.
    • You must input the code to obtain the entire $250 payout.
  • Deposit cash through any available payment method.
  • Place a wager on any game.
  • Receive $250 in bonus bets, win or lose.
    • Bettors get four (4) $50 bonus bets instantly, plus another $50 bonus bet within 24-48 hours.

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