Last Updated on March 2, 2021

Barstool Sportsbook is at it again, this time adding Illinois to its list of states where the platform will be offered. In a recent partnership announced by the Hollywood Casino accounts in Illinois (Aurora and Joliet), it is safe to assume that Barstool Sportsbook Illinois is due in the immediate future. As Barstool Sportsbook grows its brand, more and more states will have the platform available to bettors everywhere.

Here’s the latest on Barstool, and when it will enter Illinois, which casinos it has partnered with, and which states bettors can wager on Barstool Sportsbook at now and in the future.



Barstool Sportsbook Illinois

As March 2021 began, Barstool Sportsbook added another state to its repertoire as Illinois looks to be next on the radar. Dave Portnoy, Big Cat, PFT, and many other Barstool personalities will be the faces of the new platform in Chicago (and the rest of Illinois) soon enough. As we’ve seen in Pennsylvania and Michigan, Barstool Sportsbook certainly puts a dent in the market share and draws a ton of eyeballs. The platform uses influencer marketing from top Barstool personalities to capture audiences, and has specials like “Can’t Lose Parlay” that bettors love to wager on because of the personalities.

There is no immediate date for when it will be available, but we can expect that Barstool Sportsbook Illinois will be ready to go before too long in 2021.


Hollywood Joliet & Aurora Partner With Barstool Sportsbook

The partnership between Barstool Sportsbook (via Penn National Gaming) and Hollywood Casino has been no secret, but was made official on March 1st, 2021 with tweets from both the Aurora and Joliet locations. Illinois will be the third state that Barstool Sportsbook enters, after Pennsylvania and Michigan.

With the overwhelming sports fandom in Chicago and Illinois, and Chicago being the hometown of popular Barstool personality Dan “Big Cat” Katz, Barstool Sportsbook will be a popular one amongst Illinois bettors. As you can see below, the same tweet was sent from Hollywood Aurora as well as Joliet. This means that Barstool Sportsbook is looking to use two skins (Penn National) in Illinois, at both casinos. Could we possibly see Barstool Sportsbook’s at either retail casino? Time will tell, but we know Barstool Sportsbook online will be available soon in Illinois.


When is Barstool Sportsbook Coming to My State?

Not located in Illinois, Pennsylvania, or Michigan? You may be wondering when Barstool Sportsbook is coming to your state.

In late 2020, Barstool Sportsbook announced that they plan to enter 10+ more states in 2021. Here were some states that we assume Barstool will enter in 2021 (or soon after):

Other states that Barstool could participate in eventually would be Tennessee, Iowa, Mississippi, and Washington DC.


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