Sportsbook operator PointsBet, official sports betting partner of the Chicago Bears, has announced the launch of an “On the House Booster” promotion for sports bettors in Illinois

In time for this week’s Thursday night football matchup versus Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the firm will offer the Bears at an “extremely favorable +86 spreadline” representing the 1986 Chicago Bears Superbowl victory.

In addition to this week’s “On the House Booster,” PointsBet is offering the best price in-market for all Chicago Bears games this season across both the pregame spread line and money line bet types. 

The operator also recently announced a partnership with Chicago Bears legend, Devin Hester, highlighting the symbiotic element of Hester’s world-class speed on the field and PointsBet’s speed and ease of use off it, thanks to ownership of its own technology end-to-end and placing an emphasis on an in-house development approach.

This marks the third time this season that PointsBet Illinois has offered a “Can’t Lose” Bears Booster. For Week 1 at the Lions, the Bears spread was boosted five points with every 200 bets placed from its starting position of +3, resulting in a final line of +100.  

For Week 2 versus the Giants, PointsBet’s On the House Bears Booster started and remained at +89, representing the distance of brand ambassador Devin Hester’s longest punt return for a touchdown.

PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course recently partnered together to open Illinois’ newest retail sportsbook and the closest in-person sports betting destination to downtown Chicago.  

The company debuted its mobile app and digital sports betting product in Illinois at the start of the NFL season. The brick and mortar sportsbook at Hawthorne is the first of four Chicagoland locations that the companies will open as Illinois partners, and is a precursor to the PointsBet Sportsbook that will be a part of Hawthorne’s historic $400m casino development, scheduled to open in late 2021 pending final regulatory approval.