Penn Nationwide to launch Barstool Sportsbook cell app in Illinois
enn National Gaming introduced on Tuesday that the Illinois Gaming Board has accredited the Firm’s utility to supply on-line sports activities wagering in Illinois.
“We’re extraordinarily excited to launch our on-line Barstool Sportsbook in Illinois simply as the faculty basketball common season wraps up and bettors start their preparations for March Insanity,” mentioned Jay Snowden, President and CEO of Penn Nationwide. “Dan ‘Huge Cat’ Katz began Barstool Chicago in 2012 and has labored with Chief, Eddie, Carl, and ‘White Sox’ Dave to develop an incredible following throughout the state by protecting all issues Windy Metropolis by day by day blogs and social media content material, together with the immensely fashionable ‘Pink Line Radio’ podcast. As the one gaming operator with a completely built-in sports activities media and leisure companion, our clients in Illinois will now be capable to interact with these Barstool personalities by the net Barstool Sportsbook and revel in their distinctive tackle Chicago sports activities.”
Penn Nationwide expects to supply quite a few promotional bets throughout the launch of the cell Barstool Sportsbook in Illinois, together with odds boosts on the Cubs and White Sox to win the 2021 World Sequence, a $1,000 risk-free wager after an preliminary deposit, and an array of wagering choices associated to the upcoming March Insanity school basketball event, amongst others.
“On behalf of the Penn Interactive group and our companions at Barstool Sports activities, I need to thank the IGB for his or her approval of our on-line sports activities betting utility,” added Snowden. “Alongside our danger administration and platform suppliers, Kambi and White Hat Gaming, we now have developed an internet sports activities betting app which is attracting new and current Penn Nationwide clients as evidenced by our efficiency to-date in Michigan and Pennsylvania. We’re desperate to leverage the constructing momentum for the Barstool Sportsbook app with our launch in Illinois and the extra launches we now have deliberate for 2021.”