Penn National Gaming to bring Barstool Sportsbook to Indiana


Indiana Gaming Commission approves application, bringing mobile app to a fourth state.

Penn National Gaming, Inc., on Friday said the Indiana Gaming Commission approved the company’s application to offer online sports wagering in Indiana.

Penn National said it plans to launch its Barstool Sportsbook mobile app on iOS, android and desktop at 10 a.m. Central Time on May 18, pending any final regulatory approvals.

Once live, Indiana will be the company’s fourth online sports betting market, following previous launches in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois.

The operator said it expects to offer a number of promotional wagers following the launch, including risk-free bets, parlay insurance, and an array of wagering options related to the upcoming NBA Playoffs and Indianapolis 500.

“We are thrilled to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana at the start of the NBA’s new playoff format,” Jay Snowden, president and CEO of Penn National, said in a statement. “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.”

Snowden thanked the IGC for approving the company’s online sports betting application, adding, “Our launch in Indiana is another important step in our company’s evolution into being an 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.”

Penn National operates 41 properties across 19 states, with approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 hotel rooms under brands including Hollywood, Ameristar and L'Auberge.

The company’s wholly-owned interactive division, Penn Interactive, operates retail sports betting across the company's portfolio, as well online social casino, bingo and icasino products.

In February 2020, Penn National entered into a strategic partnership with Barstool Sports, whereby Barstool is exclusively promoting Penn National’s land-based and online casinos and sports betting products, including the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app, to its national audience.

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