Barstool Sportsbook Review
Barstool’s self-named sportsbook is built on usability. The website and Barstool Sportsbook app are both well-designed and provide bettors enough sports and bets to keep them betting all day long. That said, Barstool can improve the live betting, education, and integration of other Barstool content.
Top Takeaways for 2020
Here are our top findings on Barstool Sportsbook:
- The website and Barstool Sportsbook app are user-friendly and offer a good variety of bets and sports.
- Barstool Sportsbook provides many options to deposit and withdraw money quickly and is one of the only sportsbooks that allow you to deposit by logging in to your bank.
- As a stoolie, I wish the sportsbook integrated more Barstool content into the app, such as video clips from the Barstool Sports Advisors show or Gambling Cave.
|Banking Options and Fees|
|Education and Research|
Barstool Sportsbook is a legal U.S. sportsbook, currently available in Pennsylvania.
Barstool Sportsbook App
Bottom Line - The Barstool Sportsbook mobile app is a cleanly designed app that is easy to use and includes live chat support. That said, there is room for further innovation in what is already a good foundation for its mobile app.
Looking up lines, adding bets to the betslip, and adjusting account preferences are seamless on the Barstool Sportsbook App. Creating an account takes less than five minutes, and users automatically get a free $10 bonus.
I only have two complaints with the app, the first regarding the Quick Pick 6 bet. On the Barstool Sportsbook website, users can select between two and six bets from the randomized list to make a parlay bet. On the app, users must choose all six bets to place the parlay. My second complaint is the lack of integration with the Barstool brand. Barstool offers a ton of unique content on its website and social media platforms, such as the Barstool Sports Advisors show. Including this show, or other barstool content (such as articles) in the app would improve the overall experience.
Is Barstool Sportsbook Safe?
Barstool Sportsbook is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 87 out of 99. Barstool Sportsbook is a legal online sportsbook available to anyone in Pennsylvania. Trust Score is determined by several factors, such as years in business and areas of operation, amongst others.
Banking Options and Fees
Bottom Line - Stoolies will appreciate the variety of quick and easy banking options available at Barstool Sportsbook. Users can deposit money using credit/debit cards, PayPal, and direct deposit from over 1,000 banks, amongst other methods.
Deposit Options - Bettors can deposit money with Barstool Sportsbook using a debit or credit card, an online banking account, PayNearMe, PayPal, wire transfer, ACH/e-Check, and Play+. The minimum deposit amount is $10, which is comparable to other sportsbooks.
|Total Deposit Methods||7|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||Yes|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||$10/N/A|
Withdrawal Options - Bettors can withdraw money directly to their online banking account, or by using PayPal, ACH/e-Check, check (via mail), and Play+.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||5|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||No|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||Yes|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||$250/N/A|
Promotions and Bonuses
Upon launching in September of 2020, Barstool Sportsbook offered several promotions for users, most of which are listed below. It is important to remember most bonuses come attached with rollover requirements, which means you have to wager a certain amount of money before you can withdraw the bonus funds.
- Risk-free bet – New users can receive a 100% risk-free bet up to $500 on the first eligible wager following their first deposit.
- Welcome bonus – New users receive $10 bonus cash just for creating an account.
- Customization bonus – Users can earn $5 bonus cash by merely updating their favorite leagues to bet on in their account settings.
- ReduceTheJuice power hour – Weekday discounts are given on standard odds every weekday from 5 pm – 6 pm.
- Odds boosts – Daily odds boosts are available for several sports. Daily odds boosts increase odds in favor of the user, so payouts are higher.
Overview - Barstool Sportsbook offers all types of common bets, including props, spreads, totals (over/under), moneyline, parlays, teasers, and futures, amongst others. For most games, there is a wide selection of team and player props. For example, you can bet on whether LeBron James will have over/under a set amount of points, or you can bet on how many rebounds the entire Lakers team has. In addition to these bets, Barstool Sportsbook features Quick Pick 6 parlays and Bet with Barstool.
Quick Pick 6 - The Quick Pick 6 parlay builder recommends games with odds between -120 and +200 to build a parlay. On the website, users can select between two to six bets to parlay. On the mobile app, users must choose six bets, which should be adjusted.
Bet with Barstool - “Betting with Barstool” offers bets that Barstool Sports personalities such as Dave Portnoy, Dan (Big Cat) Katz, and Marty Mush personally wager on. Most of these bets are what Barstool personalities bet on. Some of these bets also feature increased odds. For example, Dave Portnoy’s future bet on the Patriots to win SuperBowl 55 allows all users to place $10 on the Patriots at 100:1 odds. Bet with Barstool has a lot of potential, and I bet stoolies will appreciate being able to see what their favorite Barstool employees are betting.
We do not currently have odds data for Barstool Sportsbook. Odds data will be available in the first few months of 2021.
Barstool Sportsbook’s live betting is one area that can be improved. Barstool Sportsbook does offer live box scores, but there is no live clock or match tracker. Most other sportsbooks provide these features, which show you what team is attacking/defending and how much time is left in the game, down to the second.
Barstool Sportsbook currently offers 16 different sports, including the most popular sports and leagues. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey are all available, amongst others. International leagues are also available for sports such as hockey, basketball, and soccer.
|Total Sports Offered||16|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||Yes|
Education - Beyond a frequently asked questions section, Barstool Sportsbook offers minimal education. Education is another area that could benefit from the Barstool touch. Having Marty Mush or Big Cat make funny videos centered around teaching sports betting would be a great addition. If you’re new to sports betting and require detailed explanations of betting types and strategy, check out DraftKings or FanDuel.
Barstool Sportsbook is a good overall sportsbook, with the potential to be great. While stoolies will enjoy the “bet with Barstool” features and some of the promotional content, the sportsbook isn’t fully integrated with the media company. Including videos from the Barstool Sports Advisors show or having educational videos made by Barstool personalities would help arm the sportsbook with the Barstool touch.
That said, the variety of banking options, sports and bets offered, and easy to use mobile app combine to make a good option for sports betting.
What types of bettors should consider Barstool Sportsbook?
- Anyone who wants hassle-free deposits and withdrawals on an easy to use app. Barstool Sportsbook has one of the best selections of banking options available, combined with a great mobile app.
- Anyone who considers themselves a stoolie. Stoolies can currently bet with or against their favorite Barstool personalities, and Barstool should continue to integrate more of its own media content into the Barstool Sportsbook as it expands into more states. Imagine watching the Barstool Sports Advisors and placing a bet in the same app.
About Barstool Sportsbook
Barstool Sportsbook is the sports betting app and website of the popular media company Barstool Sports. Dave Portnoy founded barstool Sports in 2003. According to Wikipedia, on January 29, 2020, it was announced that Penn National Gaming had purchased a 36% stake in Barstool Sports for $163 million, giving the company a valuation of $450 million.
What is Barstool Sportsbook?
Barstool Sportsbook is the sports betting app and website of the popular media company Barstool Sports. Dave Portnoy founded barstool Sports in 2003.
Is Barstool Sportsbook legal?
As of September 22, Barstool Sportsbook is only legal in Pennsylvania. The sportsbook intends to open in other states as it acquires more licenses.
What kind of customer support does Barstool Sportsbook app offer?
Email support, live chat support, and phone callbacks are available at Barstool Sportsbook and the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app. Dedicated phone support would be an upgrade over phone callbacks; however, email and live chat support are sufficient.
Are casino games or online poker available at Barstool Sportsbook?
Does Barstool Sportsbook offer early cash-outs?
Barstool Sportsbook offers early cash-outs, which allows customers to receive cash for their open bets before the game ends. Customers can safeguard winnings or minimize losses without actually waiting for the result of the match. The early cash-out feature is available for some straight bets and parlays.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.