By now, you have likely heard the monumental news of Barstool Sports and Penn National Gaming partnering up. The partnership includes Penn National having a 36% stake in exchange for over $160M in cash, and it allows Barstool Sports to be the face and brand of Penn National Gaming.
The main asset to come from this partnership, without a doubt, is the creation of Barstool Sportsbook. Expect to see the Barstool brand all over Penn National properties in 2020 and beyond, and even a Barstool Sportsbook mobile app.
Is The Barstool Sportsbook App in My State?
Official word has come down from the heavens, well Stoolie heaven, that the Barstool Sportsbook will be available in September. Penn National Gaming’s CEO Jay Snowden has indicated this, and with licensing needed and software development needed, the September 2020 timeline is respectable. Barstool Sportsbook and Penn National Gaming both know how important it is to be ready for the 2020 football season, both college and professional.
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Expect the Barstool Online Sportsbook and mobile app to be ready in the following states:
- New Jersey
The true test of how much Dave Portnoy has with “Stoolies” will certainly be on display with the launch of the Barstool online sportsbook and casino. The competition in the sports betting industry is on another level from what Barstool has dealt with in the past. With the likes of DraftKings Sportsbook, William Hill U.S. and PointsBet, it will be a great fight to watch in each state for market share.
— PA Sportsbooks (@PASportsbooks) January 29, 2020
Barstool Sportsbook Promo Code and Bonuses
Expect Barstool Sportsbook to have promo codes galore, with things such as “PMT”, “BigCat”, “Barstool”, and more. Once ready, these promo codes will allow first-time users to sign up and get free incentivized offers for signing up at Barstool Sportsbook.
This is a popular incentive for many sportsbooks, which allows a user to make a risk-free bet of up to a certain dollar amount for their first bet. If the bet loses, the amount wagered will become sportsbook credit for the user to play with, hence the “risk-free” verbiage.
First Time Deposit Match
A standard at most sportsbooks, a deposit match is a great incentive for bettors to deposit more and play more right away. For example, if a sportsbook were to offer a 100% deposit bonus up to $250, if a bettor deposited $250, they would be eligible to receive up to $250 in free sportsbook credits, which are released either with a one-time play through or other restrictions.
Barstool Bets App
Barstool Sports saw this coming, and they have already rolled out “Barstool Bets” which is a free-to-play app that integrates Barstool’s content, podcasts, shows and more with a free betting game that allows users to place bets on games in hopes of winning prizes. This is a very valuable tool for both Barstool Sportsbook and Penn National Gaming in the future, as much of the user data has been (and will be) acquired on this app, which makes it quite easy to attract users once the main sportsbook is activated. With the ever-growing brand of Barstool Sports, the Barstool Bets and Barstool Sportsbook brands will be powerful as time goes on.
Where Can I Bet on Barstool Sportsbook?
While the Barstool Bets app is available everywhere (with no real money trading hands), Barstool Sportsbook will be a much slower rollout given the legal infrastructure in the US. The good news is, being partnered with a gaming giant in Penn National allows for a very easy transition into any states that PNG possesses casinos in.
We can fully assume Barstool Sportsbook will be in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana, West Virginia, Michigan, and others. Expect these to be amongst the first states where Barstool Sportsbook will be offered.
Remember, most states have their law(s) written that online sportsbooks can launch with a partnership with a land-based casino. Given the partnership between Barstool Sports and Penn National, this will create a relatively easy process. Wherever Penn National has properties, expect Barstool Sportsbook to follow.
Sports Betting Options at Barstool Sportsbook
Barstool Sportsbook will be a full-service sportsbook, with any type of betting options you could possibly imagine. This likely includes:
Live, in-game betting
Odds Boosts, and more!
With Barstool’s media empire being as large as it is, expect lots of push towards different betting types with the Penn National Gaming partnership.
Sports Offered at Barstool Sportsbook
Expect Barstool Sportsbook to offer a full set of sports options, as it expects to compete with the top sportsbooks in the US. We can certainly assume Barstool Sportsbook will have:
Basketball (MLB and College)
Football (NFL, XFL, College)
Soccer (EPL, UCL, La Liga, etc)
Barstool Sportsbook Banking Options
While nothing is set in stone, we can fully expect the following banking options for depositing and withdrawing at Barstool Sportsbook.
Cash at Penn National Casinos
Cash and Penn National Casinos