- Great UX/UI and navigation
- Flexibility in your parlays
- Many payment options and quick payout speed
- Wide variety of sports to bet on
- Bonuses are limited
- Not the best available odds
- Limited number of states where it’s legal
Barstool sports, a major player in the sports media and content industry launched their online sportsbook in Pennsylvania back in September of 2020. Their sportsbook is now additionally live in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Maryland.
Barstool is a polarizing force in the sports and social media world. They’re provocative with loud and outrageous personalities, and sometimes push the limits to controversial territory. Everyone knows who they are and you either love them or hate them, but their success in the industry speaks for itself. They were never a fantasy sports platform or a casino, but they teamed up with Penn National Gaming to create the barstool sportsbook, and have a unique user base made of all their followers who are already inclined to bet on sports.
Barstool at a Glance
Barstool Sports is a master of their craft and they know their audience very well. They know what sports fans want and how they think, and therefore the UX/UI on their site is one of the best in the industry. The visuals are all on brand, the options of sports to bet on are neatly laid out on the top of the screen, and the left side menu is clean and straightforward.
Navigating the sports you want to bet on and which bets you want to make is a smooth, intuitive process. If you want to bet on basketball for example, you click basketball at the top. All of the possible basketball leagues you can bet on will appear in a clean list on the next screen (NBA, NCAAB, Euroleague, etc…). Once you click on one you’ll see three tabs: upcoming, live, and futures, and you can further navigate your way from there. On many other sportsbooks it takes a bit longer to find exactly what you’re looking for and there may be a bit of trial and error.
If you do have any issues, you can reach their customer service team directly through email, live chat, or requesting a callback.
Welcome / Signup Bonus
The registration process on Barstool is quick and painless. You’ll be asked to fill out the standard questions and then you’ll be on your way. The minimum deposit is $10, and there’s a generous number of options for payment.
The Barstool welcome bonus is essentially a risk-free bet. They’ll reimburse your first bet up to $1,000 if you lost. That money though doesn’t stay in your account forever, and if you don’t make another bet for the same amount within 30 days it will be withdrawn.
Rewards and Bonuses
Barstool’s loyalty program is in conjunction with Penn National Gaming’s “mychoice” program. Through making bets in the sportsbook, you’ll be able to accumulate points and ultimately unlock all sorts of rewards, special offers, and bonuses the more you bet.
In addition to the loyalty program and the new player bonus, Barstool also has a few more standing offers you can take advantage of on a daily basis. Parlay+ allows you to build parlays with multiple bets from a same game parlay as well as other bets from anywhere in the sportsbook. You can also get parlay insurance on any parlay with 4+ legs. Say you bet the point spread of 4 NBA games on a given night, if 3 legs hit but one doesn’t, you’ll be eligible to get 50% of your bet back.
The barstool personalities or “Stoolies” like founder Dave Portnoy and Dan Katz (Big Cat) will also offer boosts and bonuses from time to time if you bet with them.
What Sports Can I Bet On?
|Australian Rules||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures|
|Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAAB, NCAAW, Euroleague, FIBA Champions League, and much more)||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures (Finals Winner, Conference Winners, Division Winners, Team Specials, Awards, Other Events|
|Boxing||Moneyline, Moneyline (3-Way), Futures|
|Cricket (International Test Cricket, International One Day, The Ashes, and more)||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures, Fifty/Century, 1st ball/1st over, Dismissals, and more|
|Cycling (Tour de France, Milano – Sanremo, Paris – Roubaix, Tour of Flanders)||Winners|
|Darts||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures, 180s, 100+ Checkouts, Leg Betting, 9 Dart Finish, Bullseye Checkout in Match, and much more|
|Football (NFL, NCAAF)||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures (Super Bowl Winner, Conference Winners, Division Winners, Team Specials, Awards, etc…), Game props, Half Time, Quarter, Second Half, and more|
|Formula 1 (Race, Season Bet)||Race Winners, Drivers Championship Winner Future|
|Golf (PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and much more)||Winners, Finishing Position, Nationality, Leader After Round, Round Props, To Make The Cut, Hole In One, Tournament Props, and more|
|Hockey (NHL, World Championship, Austria, Finland, Sweden)||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures (Stanley Cup Winner, Conference Winners, Division Winners, Awards, and more), Game Overtime, Game Props, Player Props, Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, and more|
|Motor Sports||Winner, Series Winner|
|Rugby League (Super League, NRL)||Finishing Position, Playoffs, Winner|
|Soccer (World Cup, Champions league, Europa League, England, France, Germany, and much more)||Spread, Moneyline, Total, Futures, Player Awards, Team Markets, Full Time, 3-Way Spread, Asian Lines, Half, Game Props, and more|
|Tennis (Grand Slam, ATP, WTP, and more)||Finishing Position for Opens, Rankings, Winners, and more|
|UFC/MMA (UFC, Bellator)||Moneyline, Futures|
|Rugby Union (England, European Champions Cup, France, Six Nations Championship)||Finishing Position, Playoffs, Winner|
Deposits and Withdrawals
Barstool makes it very easy for you to make a deposit. Their payment options include:
- Debit/credit card
- Online banking
- Apple Pay
- Play+ account
- Wire transfer
The options you have for withdrawing money are almost identical to the payment options, here’s the withdrawal list along with how long it generally takes to receive your money
- PayPal (immediate transaction)
- Play+ account (immediate transaction)
- Online banking (3-5 business days)
- ACH/e-check (3-5 business days)
- Check (up to 2 weeks)
Barstool Sportsbook FAQ
Barstool sportsbook is an exciting, cutting edge platform to place your bets on. They have a great user experience, valuable offers and promotions, and a wide variety of sports and betting options you can choose from
The signup bonus on Barstool is what they call a 2 for 1. You can essentially make two bets for the price of one if the first bet you make loses. They’ll reimburse your wager up to $1,000 and then you have 30 days to make a bet for that value
The list of sports you can bet on with Barstool include: Australian rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, formula 1, golf, hockey, motorsports, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, tennis, and UFC/MMA
The list of states where Barstool is currently running is: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Maryland.