Barstool Sportsbook Review & Intro Promo

Barstool Sportsbook is now ESPN BET! Read our ESPN BET review here. We left our original Barstool Sportsbook review below if you want to learn about what it was like.

Editorial Rating


Deposit Methods

Key Features

Intro Promo

Get your first bet refunded in site credit up to $1,000 if it loses

At the end of January 2020, Penn National Gaming announced that it acquired a 36% stake in Barstool Sports for $163 million, with the option to increase the stake to around 50% after three additional years.

When the announcement was made, there was no secret about what was about to follow.

Penn clearly saw value in Barstool's devoted fanbase—often referred to as “Stoolies”—when it came to gaining a larger piece of the rapidly growing sports betting market in the United States.

Just a few months later in September 2020, the Barstool Sportsbook officially launched in Pennsylvania. Since then, it has expanded to Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, New Jersey, West Virginia, Iowa, Louisiana, Kansas, Maryland, Ohio, and Massachusetts and has plans to launch in more states in the coming months.

Aside from the chance to bet alongside popular Barstool personalities such as Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy and Dan “Big Cat” Katz, the Barstool Sportsbook provides a competitive intro promo, seamless user experience, and number of other benefits making it one of the best sportsbooks available today.

In February 2023, Penn National acquired the remaining interest in Barstool for $388 million, taking full ownership of the sportsbook. Almost simultaneously, Penn National teamed up with ESPN on a new venture, with plans to rebrand Barstool to ESPN Bet.

This Barstool Sportsbook review will go over pros and cons, odds competitiveness, the intro bonus, promotions, and more to help you decide if it's the right book for you

Barstool Sportsbook Quick Review

Barstool Sportsbook is a pretty good option for bettors in the states where it operates.

It offers first bet insurance of up to $1,000, great user experience, smooth deposit and withdrawal process, and attractive promos and odds boosts. They recently started offering same game parlays, called Parlay+, as well.

The biggest downside of the Barstool Sportsbook is that it's odds sometimes are slightly worse than other sportsbooks. If you end up going with Barstool, we recommend signing up for at least one other sportsbook so you can shop for the best odds.

If you regularly bet on sports in AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, or WV then Barstool Sportsbook should be one of the first sportsbooks you consider.

Barstool Sportsbook State Availability & Rankings

Barstool Sportsbook is currently available in AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, and WV.

Ratings by category

Overall Rating


Odds Competitiveness


Intro Promo


Promos & Odds Boosts


Sports & Bets Offered


User Interface


Deposits & Withdrawals


Customer Reviews


Education & Resources


Pros & Cons

Barstool Sportsbook Intro Promo

New users of the Barstool Sportsbook app are automatically eligible for first bet insurance of up to $1,000. There is no need for a promo code or to opt into the promo. Once you create your account and make your first cash deposit, you are automatically eligible.

Here's how the first bet insurance work:

  1. Make your first deposit in the Barstool Sportsbook app or website
  2. Place your first bet
  3. If your bet wins or pushes, you do not receive any bonus cash
  4. If your bet loses, you will receive a refund in bonus cash equal to the amount of your first bet up to $1,000
  5. You can then use your bonus cash on any number of bets over the next 365 days as long as they have odds of -200 or longer (-110, +150, etc.)
  6. There is just a 1x rollover requirement, meaning that you must bet the bonus cash one time before withdrawing it

Barstool's intro bonus is one of the best betting offers currently available and is double the $500 that most books offer. The 1x rollover is also much better than the sportsbooks that require you to bet bonus funds 2x, 5x, 10x, or even more before withdrawing them.

In addition to the first bet insurance, Barstool also gives all new users no deposit first bet insurance of $10 just for registering and an additional $5 if you customize your profile.

Ready to sign up? Access the Barstool intro promo here.

Barstool Sportsbook Odds Competitiveness

Barstool Sportsbook offers average odds relative to other sportsbooks.

You can expect to see a lot of the standard -110 odds on spread and total bets but they sometimes have -111 odds—which is slightly higher than the books that offer the best odds. You can learn more about how to read betting odds here.

We always recommend using at least a few sportsbooks so you can shop around for the best odds. This doesn't take much time but is important to become a profitable sports bettor over time.

Barstool Sportsbook Odds Boosts & Promos

Aside from the first bet insurance for new customers and bonuses for registering and customizing your profile, the Barstool Sportsbook offers daily promotions and odds boosts on a variety of sports.

We rated these odds boosts and promotions as a 4.5/5 (or in  between “Best” and “Great”) on our scale relative to other online sportsbooks.

Odds Boosts & Bet With Barstool

Every day, Barstool offers boosted odds on select games in the “Exclusives” part of the site. These are broken down into Odds Boosts and Bet With Barstool bets.

The odds boosts are similar to what other sportsbooks offer. Every day, the Barstool Sportsbook will increase the odds on anywhere from 3 to 10 games. Most often, odds are boosted anywhere from 15% to 20%—which is standard for most online sportsbooks.

The other form of odds boosts are the Bet With Barstool bets in which you can bet alongside popular Barstool personalities such as Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy, Dan “Big Cat” Katz, the Fore Play squad, Brandon Walker, Rone, and more. These work just like normal odds boosts but often include more exotic bets like parlays or player props.

One of the most popular Bet With Barstool bets is Big Cat's Can't Lose Parlay. On almost every week during the NFL season and even on many weeks outside of football season, Big Cat puts together a 3 to 6 team parlay and Barstool boosts the odds considerably. While the parlay can, in fact, lose (and often does), it's fun to join in on the fun, especially for listeners of the popular Pardon My Take podcast where Big Cat reveals his parlay of the week.


Aside from the intro bonuses for new customers and odds boosts, Barstool also regularly offers promotions to keep customers engaged. 

One unique thing about these promos is that you can earn free Barstool merch such as hats and jackets.

Here are some examples of promos I've seen in the past:

  • Carhartt Jacket Final 4 Promo. Bet on one of the Final 4 teams in the 2021 NCAA Tournament to win the championship and receive a free Barstool x Carhartt Jacket if your team wins.
  • Can't Lose Parlay Hat. Bet $25 on Big Cat's Can't Lose Parlay and receive a free Can't Lose Parlay hat regardless of whether the bet wins or loses.
  • Autographed Baseball Merch Giveaway. Earn 1 entry towards a signed baseball merch giveaway for every $25 in cash bets you make.
  • Kayce Smith Overs Promo. Place a $100 wager on the Over in a select NBA game and earn $1 for every point scored in the game if the Over hits.

mychoice Rewards Program

The Barstool Sportsbook uses the mychoice rewards program that gives you access to special member benefits such as discounts on resorts, free gifts, VIP lounge access, and more. You can learn more about it here.

Sports the Barstool Sportsbook Accepts Wagers On

Sports Offered

Sports Not Offered

Types of Bets the Barstool Sportsbook Accepts

Like most sportsbooks, the Barstool Sportsbook offers many types of sports bets including:

In terms of prop bets, the Barstool Sportsbook offers a wide selection of both game and player props. You should have no trouble finding action for any common player or game prop that you are interested in.

Live betting

The Barstool Sportsbook offers live betting on most sports including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and more.

To see games currently in action, hit the “Live” button in the footer menu of the mobile app or on the left menu of the full website. 

You can also cash out of most single bets on games that are still in progress and parlays that are only partially complete. If you hit the first 3 legs of a 4-leg parlay, for example, you may be able to cash out for a reduced payout. 

Same game parlays

Same game parlays” have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years after sportsbooks like FanDuel started offering them. With these, you can parlay multiple wagers from a single game, typically including sides, totals, player props, and game props.

Fortunately, the Barstool Sportsbook DOES offer same game parlays.

You can typically combine spreads and totals from the same game (such as the Eagles +6.5 and Over 44.5) with props (such as Jalen Hurts Over 45.5 rushing yards) in the same game.

Signing Up for the Barstool Sportsbook

You don’t have to be a resident of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, or Pennsylvania to sign up for the Barstool Sportsbook, but you must be located in one of the states to place bets. The only other restriction is that you must be at least 21 years old.

To sign up for an account, you’ll have to fill out some basic information including:

  • Email
  • Username
  • Password
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security number

After filling out this information, you may be asked to upload a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) to verify your identity. 

The whole process is quick and easy and should only take a few minutes. You can get an idea of what the registration screen looks like in the following mobile app screenshots (click to expand):

Barstool Sportsbook Deposit & Withdrawal Methods

The Barstool Sportsbook offers a variety of deposit and withdrawal methods that are highlighted below.

Note that you don't have to be physically located in a state where the Barstool Sportsbook operates to deposit or withdraw money and they don't charge any fees to do so (though your bank might).

Barstool Sportsbook Deposit Methods

Method Min Deposit Deposit Time

Bank transfer



Debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)






Apple Pay



Play+ Card






VIP Preferred



Wire Transfer


Within 1 business day

Barstool Sportsbook Withdrawal Methods

Method Min Withdrawal Withdrawal Time




Play+ Card



VIP Preferred


Up to 3-5 business days

Online Banking


Up to 3-5 business days



Up to 14 business days

Barstool Sportsbook App & Website Experience

You can bet with the Barstool Sportsbook through its mobile app (one app for all states) or the website.

The app or website will verify your location to ensure you are located in either Illinois, Michigan, or Pennsylvania. You may be required to download an application to your computer to help verify your location or grant the website/mobile app access to your location. 

You don't have to be a resident of one of the states where Barstool Sportsbook operates to place bets; you just have to be physically located in one of them.

User Experience

The Barstool Sportsbook offers one of the best user experiences of all the online sportsbooks currently available.

Both the mobile app and website have great designs, making it easy to find and place bets on the variety of markets offered.

Here are some specific notes for both the mobile app and website:

Barstool Sportsbook Mobile App

The Barstool Sportsbook mobile app has a very clean design that makes it easy to see the various games and types of bets available. Unlike some other books that are cluttered, Barstool spaces things out well, making it easy to distinguish between different games and wagers.

In addition, the app is lightning fast with very little load time when moving throughout it. 

There are a few menus that help you navigate to the part of the site you're interested in.

  • You can expand the menu in the top left to see your account information, promotions, preferences, responsible gaming resources, and more.
  • The scrollable horizontal menu highlights exclusive bets and popular sports for that day.
  • Finally, the bottom menu lets you quickly jump to the homepage, the A-Z Sports menu, your bet slip, live games, and your account.

Once you click into a sport, Barstool shows you stats and trends such as best/worst season-long cover percentage, win streaks, and more. This is unique to the Barstool Sportsbook; most other books just show team statistics once you click into a game.

Once you do click into a game, you can see the implied win probability for each team, recent game results, results of head-to-head matchups, “hot tips”, and more. You can quickly switch between all bets, game props, player props, and more. 

One of my favorite things about the Barstool Sportsbook app is the “Move the Line” slider that allows you to quickly see the odds on alternate lines without having to scroll through a bunch of lines like you have to do with most other sportsbooks.

Once you find what you want to bet on, just select them and they will be added to your bet slip which can you access in the bottom center of your screen. When you're ready to place your wagers, simply hit the bet slip button, enter the amounts you want to bet, then hit the “Wager” button. You can also place parlays, teasers, and round robins from the bet slip.

Check out some of the screenshots below to get a better idea of what the app is like (click to expand):

Barstool Sportsbook Website

Like most other sportsbooks, the Barstool Sportsbook website looks very similar to the mobile app. The biggest difference is that some of the menus are moved around since there is extra space. 

From the homepage, you can see popular sports at the very top, popular sections of the site (exclusives, sports going on today, etc.) a bit lower, and another menu on the left that lets you see promotions, preferences, responsible gaming resources, and more. Barstool also displays popular games on the homepage too.

Once you click into a sport, you can see upcoming games and toggle on the same betting stats and trends that I discussed in the mobile app section. You can also switch between upcoming games, live games, and futures.

Once you click into a specific game, you will see all bets by default but you can use the horizontal menu to see game lines, game props, and player props.

When you're ready to place your bets, simply make your selections and the bet slip will pop up on the right side of your screen. As long as you have at least one bet selected, the bet slip will stay there, allowing you to quickly see how many bets you have selected and what your odds are (including on parlays).

Here are some screenshots of the Barstool Sportsbook website (click to expand):


I've used the Barstool Sportsbook as a part of my main rotation of sportsbooks since it came out in September 2020. 

For 99% of the time I've used it, I haven't had any problems with the app crashing, not being able to log in, or it not working properly otherwise.

The only real issue I've run into is (temporarily) not being able to opt into promotions. Once or twice, I've tried opting into promos to have the app return an error message. In these cases, I've just had to wait a few minutes and try again.

One other thing to note is that—like most sportsbook apps—I find that I get logged out frequently if I leave the app for more than a few minutes. This can be a bit annoying, but the login process is fast with Face ID setup.

The most common complaint I've found online when it comes to the stability of the app is trouble placing or cashing out of live bets. Some people have reported that the app has crashed when placing live bets or cashing out of them, or simply that the bet/cash out wouldn't go through. 

Overall, the Barstool Sportsbook app is almost always reliable and you shouldn't run into many issues when using it.


If you need help, you can contact the Barstool Sportsbook via the following methods:

Barstool Sportsbook Background & Locations

  • Owners: Penn National Gaming, The Chernin Group
  • Online sportsbooks launch dates:
    • Pennsylvania – September 2020
    • Michigan – January 2021
    • Illlinois – March 2021
    • Indiana – May 2021
    • Colorado – August 2021
    • Virginia – August 2021
    • New Jersey – August 2021
    • Arizona – September 2021
    • Tennessee – September 2021
    • Iowa – November 2021
    • West Virginia – November 2021
    • Louisiana – January 2022
    • Maryland – November 2022
    • Ohio – January 2023
    • Massachusetts – January 2023 (retail), March 2023 (online)
    • Kentucky – September 2023


PennsylvaniaYesHollywood Casino
MichiganYesGreektown Casino Hotel
IllinoisYesHollywood Casino Aurora
ColoradoYesBarstool Sportsbook at the Ameristar Black Hawk
IndianaYesBarstool Sportsbooks at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg & Ameristar East Chicago Casino & Hotel
New JerseyYesFreehold Raceway
ArizonaYesPhoenix Raceway
IowaYesAmeristar Casino Council Bluffs
KansasYesHollywood Casino



Ellis Park Racetrack in Henderson

West VirginiaYesHollywood Casino at Charles Town Race
LouisianaYesL'Auberge Hotel and Casino Baton Rouge
MarylandYesHollywood Casino Perryville
OhioYesHollywood Casino Columbus 



Plainridge Park Casino

Barstool Sportsbook Arizona

  • Availability: Online (retail expected soon at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale)
  • Launch date: September 9, 2021
  • Retail partner: Phoenix Raceway
  • Licensed by: Arizona Department of Gaming
  • Barstool AZ Intro Promo: First Bet Insurance Up to $1,000

Barstool was one of the first sportsbooks to hit the Arizona market on September 9, 2021. It offers an exceptional intro promo for AZ newcomers—first bet insurance of up to $1,000. The operator got into the Grand Canyon State thanks to a partnership with NASCAR at Phoenix Raceway.

Barstool Sportsbook Colorado

  • Availability: Online and retail at Ameristar Casino Black Hawk
  • Launch date: August 9, 2021
  • Retail partner: Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk
  • Licensed by: Colorado Gaming Control Commission
  • Barstool CO Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool was one of the latest entrants to the CO sports betting scene. It gained market access via a partnership with Ameristar Black Hawk Casino, owned by its parent company Penn National Gaming. By signing up with the Barstool sports betting app in Colorado, you’ll become eligible for first bet insurance of up to $1,000, in addition to various odds boosts and ongoing promos.

Barstool Sportsbook Illinois

  • Availability: Online and retail at Hollywood Casino Joilet, Argosy Casino Alton, and Hollywood Casino Aurora
  • Launch date: March 2021
  • Retail partner: Three casino properties
  • Licensed by: Illinois Gaming Board
  • Barstool IL Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Stoolie fans from Illinois got the chance to place wagers with their favorite sportsbook in March 2021. With Barstool, you can use various handy tools, including live streaming. The sportsbook will get you off to a flying start with first bet insurance of up to $1,000 as a welcome bonus.

Barstool Sportsbook Indiana

  • Availability: Online and retail at various locations
  • Launch date: May 2021
  • Retail partner: Three casino properties
  • Licensed by: Indiana Gaming Commission
  • Barstool IN Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

By signing up with Barstool online sportsbook in the Hoosier State, you’ll receive a free first wager up to $1,000. The site features impressive sports coverage and offers several handy tools, like custom parlays.

Barstool Sportsbook Iowa

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: November 2021
  • Retail partner: Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs
  • Licensed by: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
  • Barstool IA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Penn National Gaming has a strong presence in Iowa, so the launch of Barstool in the state in November 2021 was much anticipated. In addition to the standard fare of single bets, Barstool features Quick Pick 6 parlays and traditional combo bets. The sportsbook will refund your initial wager up to $1,000 as part of the welcome bonus.

Barstool Sportsbook Kansas

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: September 2022
  • Retail partner: Hollywood Casino
  • Licensed by: Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission
  • Barstool IA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool Sportsbook launched in Kansas on day one—September 1, 2022—via a partnership with Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. New customers are eligible for first bet insurance up to $1,000.

Barstool Sportsbook Kentucky: 

  • Availability: Online 
  • Launch date: September 2023
  • Retail partner: Ellis Park racetrack in Henderson
  • Licensed by: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Barstool KY Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Penn Entertainment secured a license in Kentucky for Barstool and was among the first seven sportsbooks to launch on September 28. While a shift to ESPN Bet is planned for Barstool this fall, their Kentucky operations will continue under the current license. New users at Barstool KY get a $1,000 First Bet insurance. Even though they've partnered with Ellis Park racetrack in Henderson, Penn Entertainment operates exclusively as a mobile sportsbook in the state.

Barstool Sportsbook Louisiana

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: January 2022
  • Retail partner: L'Auberge Hotel and Casino Baton Rouge
  • Licensed by: Louisiana Gaming Control Board
  • Barstool LA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool Sportsbook quickly launched in Louisiana once online betting got the green light in January 2022. Like other states, new customers in LA are eligible for $1,000 first bet insurance. You can also visit the Barstool Sportsbook at L'Auberge Hotel and Casino Baton Rouge.

Barstool Sportsbook Massachusetts

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: January 2023 (retail), March 2023 (online)
  • Retail partner: Plainridge Park Casino
  • Licensed by: Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Barstool MA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool Sportsbook was approved to open a retail sportsbook on January 31, 2023, and its online sportsbook on March 10, 2023—both the first days that type of betting was allowed. Like other states, new customers in MA are eligible for $1,000 first bet insurance. You can visit the retail Barstool Sportsbook at Plainridge Park Casino.

Barstool Sportsbook Michigan

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: January 2021
  • Retail partner: Greektown Casino Hotel
  • Licensed by: Michigan Gaming Control Board
  • Barstool MI Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool got off the ground in Michigan in January 2021, giving residents of the Wolverine State access to one of the best betting apps in the business. In addition to first bet insurance up to $1,000, this elite sportsbook boasts competitive odds, a well-streamlined app, and a great market depth.

Barstool Sportsbook New Jersey

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: August 2021
  • Retail partner: Freehold
  • Licensed by: Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Barstool NJ Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool joined the NJ crowded betting scene in August 2021 and has instantly become a contender in the market. The first bet insurance of up to $1,000 awaits all newcomers at Barstool, along with a wealth of other promotions.

Barstool Sportsbook Ohio

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: January 1, 2023
  • Retail partner: Hollywood Casino Toledo
  • Licensed by: Ohio Casino Control Commission
  • Barstool OH Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool joined the new Ohio betting scene in January 2023 when sports betting first launched there. New customers can receive up to $1,000 back if their first bet with the platform loses.

Barstool Sportsbook Pennsylvania

  • Availability: Online and retail
  • Launch date: September 2020
  • Retail partner: Hollywood York
  • Licensed by: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Barstool PA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Pennsylvania was the first state in Barstool’s rise to prominence. The sportsbook debuted in the Keystone State in September 2020, allowing Pennsylvania bettors to wager on more than 15 sports, including local Philly teams. After signing up, new arrivals can claim first bet insurance of up to $1,000.

Barstool Sportsbook Tennessee

  • Availability: Online only
  • Launch date: September 2021
  • Retail partner: N/A
  • Licensed by: The Sports Wagering Advisory Council
  • Barstool TN Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool went live in TN just in time for the NFL 2021 season opener. Despite the late start, it immediately caught up with the heavy hitters, largely in part due to its intro bonus of first bet insurance up to $1,000.

Barstool Sportsbook Virginia

  • Availability: Online only
  • Launch date: March 2021
  • Retail partner: Penn National Gaming
  • Licensed by: Virginia Lottery
  • Barstool VA Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

If you register with Barstool from Virginia, you’ll become eligible for first bet insurance of up to $1,000. With a sharp look, a comprehensive selection of wagers, and a variety of odds boost, Barstool has asserted itself as one of the most dominant sportsbooks in the state.

Barstool Sportsbook West Virginia

  • Availability: Online only
  • Launch date: November 2021
  • Retail partner: N/A
  • Licensed by: West Virginia Lottery Commission
  • Barstool WV Intro Promo: First bet insurance up to $1,000

Barstool burst onto the WV betting scene with all guns blazing, serving up $1,000 first bet insurance for new customers, daily odds boosts, and numerous other specials. Bettors can wager on college and pro sports in addition to a slew of niche markets. 

Barstool Sportsbook Customer Reviews

As of the time of this writing, the Barstool Sportsbook app has an average rating of 4.8 from over 21 thousand reviews.

Many of the positive reviews talk about its speed, design, promotions/odds boosts, and free money for signing up and customizing their profiles.

Here is what I've most commonly seen in negative reviews:

  • Trouble verifying account
  • Trouble depositing and withdrawing money
  • Poor customer support
  • Trouble placing live bets or cashing out

Barstool Sportsbook Educational & Responsible Gaming Resources

Like any form of gambling, there is always a risk of losing your money when sports betting—especially if you don't fully understand how it works. In addition, gambling addiction is a serious problem that is easier to fall into than most people realize.

For that reason, when rating sportsbooks, I considered what kind of educational resources they provide and what responsible gambling resources and limits they have in place.

Educational resources

As mentioned in the user experience section above, the Barstool Sportsbook provides extensive team and player statistics for users.

While most sportsbooks either provide no statistics or just the results of the last few matchups, Barstool provides information about how teams have performed against the spread, in totals, in past head-to-head matchups, and more.

They also give “hot tips” about betting trends that can help you make better decisions. An example is “The Bulls have covered the spread in nine of their last 11 games against teams with a losing record.”

On top of team statistics, Barstool also gives insight into the best markets for player props. For example, in NBA games, they provide percentages for the times a player has hit his player prop during the season (example: Zach Lavine over 24.5 points hits 57.45% of the time).

While many of these stats are available elsewhere on the internet, it's convenient to have them right in the app next to the games you are considering betting on. 

On top of these statistics, the Barstool Sportsbook provides an extensive House Rules guide that goes over how bets work in general as well as for specific sports.

Responsible gaming resources & limits

The Barstool Sportsbook has an extensive responsible gaming guide that is linked from the top of the website and the top left menu of the mobile app.

This guide goes over how to gamble responsibly, how to find help if you're struggling, gambling myths, signs of a gambling problem, risks of excessive gambling, and more. It also talks about actions you can take to gamble responsibly including limits, self-exclusion, timeouts, and closing your account.

Here is an overview of the limits they offer to customers:

  • Deposit limit. Limits how much you can deposit to your account on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Total wager limit. Limits how much you can wager on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. 
  • Maximum single wager limit. Limits how much you can wager on a single bet.
  • Playing time limit. Limits the total amount of time you can spend on the website or app on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Self-exclusion. Block yourself from accessing gambling services for 1 year, 5 years, or for good.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, you can also call 1-800-GAMBLER to get help.

Barstool Sportsbook Alternatives

As one of our highest-rated sportsbooks, there aren't many better options than Barstool. There are a few other sportsbooks that may be a better fit for you depending on what you're looking for, however.

Here are some Barstool Sportsbook alternatives to consider:

  • If you want a better overall sportsbook: FanDuel
  • If you want a better intro promo: Caesars
  • Another great option to consider: BetMGM 
You can also check out our BetMGM comparison articles to see how it stacks up to some popular competitors:

Want to compare Barstool Sportsbook with other options? Use our free sportsbook comparison tool 

Barstool Sportsbook FAQs

Is the Barstool Sportsbook legit?
Yes, the Barstool Sportsbook is legal and legitimate in 10+ states. It has all the necessary gambling licenses or is partnered with a casino with a license in every state where it operates.

Can I use cryptocurrency to bet with the Barstool Sportsbook?
No, currently you cannot use cryptocurrency to deposit or withdraw money into or from your Barstool Sportsbook account.

How do I place bets with the Barstool Sportsbook?
To place a bet, simply log in, make your selections, hit the bet slip button in the bottom center of your screen (mobile app) or right side of the website, enter the amount you want to wager, and click Wager.

Who can place bets with the Barstool Sportsbook?
Anyone physically located in a state where Barstool Sportsbook operates who is 21 or older with a valid account can place bets.

Can I deposit and withdraw money even if I'm not in a state where the Barstool Sportsbook operates?
Yes. You can deposit and withdraw money from anywhere. You only have to be in a valid state to place a bet.

Does the Barstool Sportsbook offer live betting?
Yes, the Barstool Sportsbook offers live betting on most major sports including football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and more.

Does the Barstool Sportsbook offer live cashouts?
Yes, the Barstool Sportsbook allows users to cash out of select bets that aren't yet settled. Note that you aren't guaranteed to be able to cash out of every bets.

Does the Barstool Sportsbook have a rewards program?
The Barstool Sportsbook uses the mychoice rewards program that gives you access to special member benefits such as discounts on resorts, free gifts, VIP lounge access, and more. You can learn more about it here.

Does the Barstool Sportsbook charge fees?
The Barstool Sportsbook does not charge fees to play or deposit or withdraw money from your account.

How do I claim the Barstool Sportsbook first bet insurance?
To claim the Barstool Sportsbook first bet insurance, simply register for an account, make a deposit, and place your first bet. If your bet loses, the Barstool Sportsbook will refund you in site credit for the amount you bet up to $1,000. 

Ready to sign up? Access the Barstool intro promo here.

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Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner is the Founder & CEO of Odds Assist. After struggling to find helpful sports betting resources and honest reviews when he first started betting, he decided to create the site he always wished he had. Dave has been betting on sports since NJ legalized it in 2018 and regularly analyzes sportsbooks to find the best options for bettors. Aside from creating new content for OA readers, Dave is also passionate about researching betting markets, creating models, and developing profitable betting strategies.