What to Expect From Barstool Sportsbook When it Launches in Ohio

Ohio will launch sports betting on Jan. 1, 2023. When it does, we expect many of the popular sportsbooks to be on the market, including Barstool Sportsbook.

Barstool Sportsbook operates in nine states. The app is available in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Once Ohio opens it will add another large market for the brand, which began in 2003 as a newsletter written by founder Dave Portnoy. Barstool applied for a sports betting license in Ohio last week.

Sports bettors in Ohio can expect Barstool to offer a sign-up bonus and/or promo offer for new customers in the state when the seventh most populous state debuts sports betting.

What is the Barstool Sportsbook Bonus for Ohio?

In past launches in other states, Barstool offered a $1,000 Risk-Free First Bet as a promo for new users. We don’t know what Barstool Sportsbook will do in the Buckeye State, but it should be similar.

Be sure to check here at Ohio Sharp for news on pre-launch registration. The state will most likely allow for pre-registration with licensed sportsbooks, allowing you to take advantage of offers available before the market opens.

Just like in politics, Ohio will be a battleground among sportsbooks in the sports betting industry, which will benefit the consumer. That’s you! Pay attention to how Barstool and other sports betting apps scramble to get you as a customer.

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Quick Pick 6 Parlay Builder

In most states parlay betting accounts for a significant portion of the total handle. Bettors like to bundle bets to make it more exciting and to increase the potential payout.

Barstool offers a unique parlay tool called Quick Pick 6, which enables users to create their own six-leg parlay. Customers can choose a timeframe (say 3-4 days) and select a sport, and Barstool will list wagers that are available to craft your parlay. You can filter the bets by odds or hit the “shuffle” button and see a fresh list of potential parlay legs.

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Facts About Barstool Sportsbook Ohio

  • Bettors will be able to wager online via an app available for iOS and Android. You’ll be able to download Barstool Sportsbook from the Google Play Store or from the Apple App Store.
  • To be eligible to use Barstool or any sports betting app, you must prove that you are within the state of Ohio. That means you will be required to use the geolocation of your mobile device or IP address on your laptop or other device to show that you’re in the state when registering and placing your wagers.
  • In Ohio, you must be 21 years old to wager on sports legally.
  • Bettors can place wagers on both professional and college sporting events.
  • The State of Ohio and Barstool will both links to resources for gambling addictions.
  • Barstool offers many ways to make a deposit: Debit/Credit card, Barstool Sportsbook Play+ account, PayPal, Apple Pay, PayNearMe, Wire transfer, PayPal, Online banking, and ACH/eCheck VIP Preferred program.
  • Want to get your winnings out of your account? Barstool allows these forms of withdrawals: Barstool Sportsbook Play+ account, ACH/eCheck VIP Preferred program, Paper check sent to your address, Online banking, and PayPal.

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Barstool isn’t just for millennials and “fanboys,” it’s popular with casual sports bettors who like the ease of the app and are attracted to the engaging sports fan culture the brand has developed. At Barstool Sports, betting and sports news and commentary are first and foremost “entertaining,” and it’s not hard to find something that appeals to a fan, especially the Ohio fan who loves the Buckeyes, Browns, Guardians, and Cavaliers.

About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.