When Will Barstool Sportsbook Come to My State?
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Barstool Sportsbook has one of the biggest state footprints of any sportsbook. As sports betting continues to be legalized in more states, more companies are expanding to gain access to a larger sports betting crowd.
There are two different answers to the question of "when will Barstool come to my state" — if your state doesn't have online betting, it's impossible to say when Barstool will come there. The state needs to legalize, then create legislation that dictates how many sportsbooks can launch there, and what the costs will be. We're tracking the legalization status of all 50 states here. So if you're curious about Texas or
For states that have online betting already, we'll detail anything we know below.
Bettors can use Barstool Sportsbook already if they are located in these states: Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Arizona, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, KansasorLouisiana.
There are different requirements for a sportsbook to operate in a state — Colorado and New Jersey have pretty low barrier to entry and low costs which is why there are so many books. States like Oregon just have one operator, and others like New York are at the max number of licenses as it currently stands (though in NY, the number of licenses can increase).
States With Legal Sports Betting but No Barstool Sportsbook
Of the states that have some form of online betting, here is the latest on the potential that Barstool could expand there:
- Arkansas: Like New York, Arkansas operators have to pay a ridiculous 51% tax, so it's not worth it for most books to operate there.
- Connecticut: FanDuel, DraftKings and SugarHouse were the only active online sportsbooks in the state right now, but SugarHouse's parent company exited the state in March 2023. That means the state lottery is looking for a new operating partner, though we have no indication who it might be. Connecticut is attractive to operators because it's one of just five states that offers incredibly-lucrative online casinos, so books like Caesars, BetMGM and more will certainly make their best effort to get RSI's abandoned license.
- Delaware: Only in-person sports betting allowed in the state right now since betting is run through the state lottery. No timetable for when online sportsbooks will launch in the state.
- Florida: Stopped online sports betting in December 2021 due to legal issues, unlikely to begin again in 2022. Sports betting discussions are not expected to open again until at least 2023.
- Mississippi: Bettors can place sports wagers online but only when physically located in a state casino. So for now Barstool would have to open a live location in the state, which is unlikely at the moment.
- Montana: Similar to Mississippi, sports bets can be placed online only in a physical casino location in the state, which is run by Intralot, who controls the state lottery. Barstool Sportsbook expansion here is not expected for now.
- Nevada: The classic betting capital in the U.S. has a tricky setup for online wagers. Mobile betting is allowed in the state, but bettors must sign-up first at a physical location. With this caveat, Barstool Sportsbook is not available at the moment. Neither are DraftKings and FanDuel, though.
- New Hampshire: Operators bid for the single license and New Hampshire, and DraftKings was willing to pay the highest tax rate, so DK remains the only operator.
- New York: Online sports betting launched in NY early this year and has been booming. The state originally rejected Barstool’s bid to expand their sportsbook there, and there isn't anything imminent for more books (though the state's betting legislature does make it possible for the number of licenses to expand). With more licenses would come a lowered tax rate for the operators, and right now, the state seems content to keep the 51% tax rate.
- Oregon: The only mobile betting option in Oregon is DraftKings.
- Rhode Island: The William Hill Sportsbook, owned by Caesars, is the lone commercial option in the state.
- South Dakota: Sports bettors may only place wagers at physical locations in South Dakota, so for now Barstool Sportsbook likely will not be growing there soon.
- Washington: Mobile sports betting is only legal when at a location on tribal lands in Washington. Statewide expansion of sports betting is unlikely in 2023.
- Washington D.C.: Bettors can place bets at home Wizards or Nats games when located where those teams play, or place mobile bets on one site: GamBetDC. There has not been any news recently about more mobile betting sites expanding to the nation’s capital.
- Wyoming: There are four mobile sites to place sports wagers in Wyoming: DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, and Caesars. PointsBet and Barstool Sportsbook currently have permits in the state, so bettors in Wyoming can expect those companies to launch their expansions soon.
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