Last Updated on May 7, 2020

Barstool Sportsbook

Ever since the announcement of the partnership between Penn National Gaming and Barstool Sports, the sole question asked by many “stoolies”, investors in $PENN, and others has been simple: “When will the Barstool Sportsbook app launch?”. Upon the announcement of the merger, Barstool’s Dave Portnoy announced that there would be retail/digital Barstool Sportsbooks and Barstool Casinos, in connection with properties of Penn National. Let’s take a look at the latest update.


Barstool Sportsbook App On Track to Launch Q3 2020

As Alfonso Straffon said on twitter, the latest report has mentioned that the Barstool Sportsbook App is currently on track to launch in the late summer or early fall of 2020. This has been what everyone has been waiting for since the announcement of the merger. The main takeaway other than the sportsbook being ready to launch, Barstool was sure to mention their growth in April despite no sports with traffic, video views, and social media growth. This may explain how the company was able to maintain all of the engineers and developers to continue to build the Barstool Sportsbook, as mentioned here:


Barstool Sportsbook and Barstool Online Casino?

Not only will Barstool Sportsbook be a product from Penn National Gaming, but it is fully expected to have an online (and likely in-person) casino in various states and locations. The Barstool Casino has already been rumored as they have done some branding with Hollywood Casino, which is expected to be the beginning of the new normal. In the news release above, it is stressed that the “…product is introduced across our database of 20 million casino customers”. As Penn National’s sole purpose for merging with Barstool is to take advantage of a brand, which is certainly the play here.

Expect to see Barstool Sportsbook and Casino in many of the legal online sportsbook states and legal online casino states in the US. Check out what Dave Portnoy had to say about the Barstool plans for Greektown Casino.


When Can I Bet on Barstool Sportsbook?

It is expected that Barstool and Penn National Gaming will do all they can to launch for football season, which is the prime betting market in sports wagering. With the current state of sports, this means likely all four major sports will be happening at the same time and even CFB and CBB depending on scheduling. Penn National Gaming operates in 19 different states, which means we will likely see Barstool Sportsbook in the following states:

When this will happen exactly, no one knows for certain. What we do know is that Barstool Sportsbook in Michigan at Greektown Casino in the retail space is the first step. Expect Barstool Sportsbook to be live in your state by fall of 2020, and shortly after that as new states begin to legislate legal online sports betting.




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