- Popular sportsbook Barstool Sportsbook has officially launched in Indiana.
- The launch comes just ahead of the NBA Playoffs.
- This is the fourth state to offer Barstool Sportsbook.
INDIANAPOLIS – Sports betting fans in Indiana now have an entirely new way to play with the official launch of the Barstool Sportsbook.
The sportsbook will now offer betting lines to all residents, adding to the already thriving Indiana sports betting market.
Indiana marks the fourth state to offer Barstool Sportsbook, now joining Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois. Barstool Sportsbook is now the 12th mobile betting app available in the Hoosier State.
Indiana Meets Barstool
— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) May 18, 2021
The launch of the Barstool Sportsbook comes just ahead of the NBA Playoffs potentially hoping to capitalize on the influx of NBA betting that is sure to be taking place.
The mobile app is available now, and betting fans can download or access the website immediately and start betting on their favorite sports teams.
“We are thrilled to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana at the start of the NBA’s new playoff format,” said Jay Snowden, President, and CEO of Penn National. “Our retail Barstool Sportsbooks at Ameristar Casino East Chicago and Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg have been very well received by our customers since opening this past December, and now Hoosiers from across the state will be able to engage with Dave Portnoy, Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz, and all of the Barstool personalities through the Barstool Sportsbook app.”
Barstool is hoping to stand out in the Indiana market the way it has in the other three markets it has launched in. The competition will be stiff for the company, however, as FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM are already well established in Indiana.
To this end, Barstool Sportsbook’s parent company Penn National Gaming is offering unique promotional wagers for players. These are risk-free bets parlay insurance and a slew of exclusive betting options for both the NBA postseason and the Indy 500.
“On behalf of the Penn Interactive team, our partners at Barstool Sports and our risk management and platform providers, I want to thank the IGC for their approval of our online sports betting application,” said Snowden. “As the only gaming operator with a fully integrated sports media and entertainment partner, we have the unique ability to attract new and existing Penn National customers to enjoy our retail and interactive gaming, sports betting and entertainment offerings, as evidenced by our performance to-date in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Our launch in Indiana is another important step in our Company’s evolution into the leading omni-channel gaming provider, and we are eager to leverage the building momentum for the Barstool Sportsbook app with the additional launches we have planned for 2021.”
Barstool Sportsbook is working to have a huge impact on legal sports betting in Indiana. With the promotions and time of the launch, they could potentially battle for the top spot in the state.
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