Last Updated: 2 December 2021

Great iOS app and a lot of unique content and promos centered around their brand personalities

Bonuses and Promos

Our analysis of the welcome offer and any other featured sports betting promos, including any OddsIndex exclusives

41/50

Deposit and Withdrawals

Our assessment of the signup process as well as the banking options offered by sportsbooks for depositing and withdrawing funds

47/50

Mobile App

Our take on the mobile betting experience for iOS and Android devices

39/50

Betting Options

Our breakdown of the betting menu and a brief analysis of vig levels across the main US sports

41/50
Pros
Unique Barstool content including promos
Fast and intuitive iOS app
Cons
Small navigation issues throughout the betting menu
Limited live streaming coverage
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Summary

Barstool Sportsbook is a relative newcomer on the market and they're still finding their way to match the best in the business.

Full of personality (to put it lightly), Barstool has its roots dug deep in pop culture, with a range of podcasts, radio shows, and blogs from celebrities such as Alex Rodriguez, Deion Sanders, and founder David Portnoy. Balancing out controversy with charity work that pulled donations from the likes of Elon Musk, Tom Brady, and even Guy Fieri, there's a lot to love or hate about Barstool as a franchise.

All that aside, they're on the right path with their sportsbook in terms of the range of their markets and their offers. There's a solid foundation to be built on, but elements of their sportsbook need fine-tuning.

Why should you choose Barstool Sportsbook?

Honestly, Barstool Sportsbook has all the key ingredients to offer their customers a great betting experience and although their vig is generally on the high end of the spectrum, the range of their betting markets is impressive. All of the major US sports are covered in detail, including professional and college sports

Something I really liked about their NFL betting was the option of stats at the top of the page, giving useful info on the spread and over/under tendencies of all 32 teams, along with detailed breakdowns of touchdown options. If you love NFL betting as much as I do, you'll appreciate having that close at hand when placing bets. Barstool knows what it's talking about when it comes to sports, and clearly, they want you to as well.

Barstool has a range of parlay bets for the major US leagues and for sports elsewhere. I thought the Quick Pick 6 feature that lets you select six wagers from six games across different sports was a useful addition. The easy-to-use feature highlights the key markets available, saving you the trouble of thinking too much when you just want to place a few quick bets at the bar.

Barstool is a solid sportsbook, though there are a few things I'd like to see improved in the future when it comes to odds and live streaming, which is bizarrely not present on either the website or app yet. For a company that's made a living out of commenting on live games, you'd think they'd have found a way to incorporate that into their sportsbook…

Bonuses

From the get-go, Barstool Sportsbook offers a $10 sign-up bonus for new customers; all they've got to do is register. As this is $10 in your account rather than a free wager, this is essentially free money, which is incredibly competitive when weighed against other leading sportsbooks. However, this promo is set to end on December 31st, so there could be a change on the horizon.

The terms are pretty simple as you only have to be a new customer from Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia to use the offer, though bettors in states such as Indiana, New Jersey, and Virginia aren't permitted to bet on collegiate teams based in their respective states.

Another offer targeted at new customers who haven't deposited funds into their account immediately is their $1,000 risk-free bet if your selection loses. The only downside is that it must be your first deposit and you can't receive more than $1,000 back in free bets to use on the sportsbook if your bet fails. All I can say is be careful with your bets and make sure you capitalize on this promo.

Another promo that caught my eye was the Can’t Lose Parlay. If you pick a four-leg parlay and bet over $20 on odds greater than -400, Barstool will offer you a $10 free bet whether your wager succeeds or fails. That is arguably the best promotion on their sportsbook.

Alongside these offers, there are promos that tap into the celeb factor that Barstool brings to the table. The 'Dave & Dan's $1.5M Overs Tournament' lets founder David Portnoy and Dan 'Big Cat' Katz get their faces front and center, but don't let that put you off... They offer fans and bettors a chance to win part of a $500k jackpot in bonus cash, alongside entries to a $1M three-day live betting tournament.

Further endorsements from up-and-coming faces in the betting sphere like MeganMakingMoney are given a platform at Barstool, where successful bets of $30+ on Megan's NFL moneyline pick of the week win you a free Barstool beanie (in your choice of color...). Barstool literally throws its hat into the ring when trying to get you onboard - personally, I can take or leave the merch, but it's good to see them trying to engage with fans in a way many sportsbooks don't bother to.

Depositing and Withdrawing

When wagering with Barstool Sportsbook, you'll need the following info before you can register an account and deposit funds:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number

When it comes to methods of payment for depositing funds into your account, Barstool Sportsbook is pretty good with their selection:

  • Apple Pay
  • Cash (Land-based sportsbooks)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Online banking transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Prepaid Play+
  • Skrill
  • VIP Preferred

One of their perks is that the minimum deposit accepted by Barstool Sportsbook is $10, which is lower than most rivals. It's worth noting, however, that Barstool Sportsbook could be considered a step ahead in that you don't need to meet a deposit stipulation to qualify for their promotions. When it comes down to it, this is probably one of the key strengths of their sportsbook.

Unfortunately, there are certain exceptions to these transaction methods. For example, residents of Iowa can't place a deposit through a credit card due to state legislation. Additionally, Tennessee only permits debit cards, not credit cards, as a method of deposit. The majority of methods will be instant, although eWallets may take slightly longer.

You can withdraw funds from your Barstool account via the following methods:

  • Cash (Land-based sportsbooks)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Online banking transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Prepaid Play+
  • Skrill
  • VIP Preferred

I like the fact that you don't have to pay for withdrawals via any of these methods. Barstool Sportsbook also has a minimum withdrawal starting at $10, with the process taking only a matter of hours or days depending on your chosen method.

Read the terms and conditions on the Barstool Sportsbook website or app before getting started - boring I know, but you don't want to get caught out. I found the withdrawal process very smooth using online banking transfers in New Jersey. Different states do have regulations regarding transactions, so make sure you're using the correct method to receive your funds as quickly as possible.

Barstool Sportsbook respects the health and safety of their customers by having several ways to help ensure that things don't get out of hand, including:

  • Deposit Limit
  • Spend Limit
  • Daily Time Limit
  • Cool Off Time Limit
  • Maximum Single Wager Limit
  • Withdrawal Control
  • Timeout
  • Self-Exclusion

There are also dedicated pages on their website and app that feature links to support pages and helplines for gambling addiction. In spite of some recent controversy regarding their marketing and messaging, I believe Barstool Sportsbook has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of customers when gambling. The instructions are clear and precise for anyone that has doubts regarding their health when gambling online.

The Mobile App

I used the Barstool Sportsbook app on my iPhone, so my experience with their product is limited to Apple. I found the app to be everything I needed to get started as the appearance was easy on the eyes, rather than overwhelming like some other betting apps are.

I had a few issues with the speed of the app, but markets were generally easy to find and then bet on. Other Apple users agreed, rating the Barstool Sportsbook app at 4.8 out of five. Overall, Barstool seems to have nailed the product on Apple devices.

Barstool Screenshots

The same can't be said for Android users, but Barstool Sportsbook isn't alone in its struggles there as many of its competitors have also had issues with Android devices. One issue is its lack of functionality, with the app crashing out of play more often than the Detroit Lions this season. Problems with withdrawals, both with the process and the speed through the app, make the Android app a key improvement area for Barstool.

The iOS app’s design blends in well within the Apple ecosystem which was a positive for users, but I hope that Barstool resolves the issues with the Android app functionality quickly, for the sake of players that don't care to spend thousands of dollars on the latest iPhone.

Barstool provides mobile sports betting in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Betting Options

Parlays

I'm gonna get technical on you now, but something I liked about the Barstool Sportsbook was their use of parlays. Whether it was through their Quick Pick Six feature or the Can’t Lose Parlay, they were easy and quick to use. Barstool Sportsbook has all the options covered for parlay betting on the major sports, ensuring that you can include a variety of markets to boost your odds on NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL wagering.

Same Game Parlays is the latest feature that Barstool launched and it's one that brings them in line with the other leading sportsbooks. These bet builders allow you to construct your own parlay within one game, using wagers like the moneyline, over/under and individual/team prop bets to put into a single parlay wager. Sometimes, your odds can be boosted so it can provide better value than placing single bets on each market. It’s a good sign that Barstool is following the latest sports betting product trends.

Barstool Sportsbook offers regular boosts on the major US sports, which is music to my ears. I was happy to see that they provide these options to enhance your odds. Depending on the sport you will find these options highlighted on certain days or games.

For example, the NFL boosts are on Sundays, while NBA boosts are available when there is a good raft of games on a particular day (look out for these at Christmas). Finding value in betting on major sports can be difficult at times, so it's good to see that Barstool Sportsbook doesn't let us down here.

Live Betting

Barstool Sportsbook has an excellent range of options for live betting as all major sportsbooks should. These markets can be basic at some operators, but Barstool Sportsbook opens up the moneyline, spread, over/under, and a number of prop bets during games on the major US leagues. It's great that I was able to bet on the next touchdown scorer in NFL games, while similar options are available on MLB, NBA, and NHL games.

The Vig/Juice Comparison

Barstool Sportsbook provides less value on its odds generally, compared with its competitors, across the board for all of the major US leagues.

Barstool Sportsbook ranged around 5% mark on NFL games on the moneyline and 4.7% for spread betting. I found similar values for the NBA and NHL, so this is definitely an area where they can look to improve when compared to SBK, FanDuel or even Caesars, if they wish to cater to more price sensitive customers.

The Differences Between States

You are able to gamble with Barstool Sportsbook in the following states:

  • Arizona (mobile)
  • Colorado (mobile and retail)
  • Illinois (mobile)
  • Indiana (mobile and retail)
  • Iowa (mobile)
  • Michigan (mobile and retail)
  • New Jersey (mobile)
  • Pennsylvania (mobile and retail)
  • Tennessee (mobile)
  • Virginia (mobile)
  • West Virginia (mobile)

Barstool Sportsbook has location software installed on their apps to allow mobile betting in states where the activity is legal.

To start gambling, all you need to do is download the app and allow your Barstool to track the location. Desktop and laptops require specialist software that can be downloaded through the Barstool Sportsbook site.

Barstool Sportsbook is expanding its betting operation, so more states will be added to their portfolio in the near future. I hope to see Barstool Sportsbook in Louisiana from the start, as getting live there early will give them better chances to compete against heavy hitters like DraftKings or FanDuel.

The Differences Between States

Barstool Sportsbook has location software installed on their apps to allow mobile betting in states where the activity is legal.

To start gambling, all you need to do is download the app and allow your Barstool to track the location. Desktop and laptops require specialist software that can be downloaded through the Barstool Sportsbook site.

Barstool Sportsbook is expanding its betting operation, so more states will be added to their portfolio in the near future. I hope to see Barstool Sportsbook in Louisiana from the start, as getting live there early will give them better chances to compete against heavy hitters like DraftKings or FanDuel.

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Operations in Arizona

Available mobile

What Other Betting Products Do They Offer?

Barstool Sportsbook also has a casino product on their app in partnership with Hollywood Casino. It is only available in certain locations.

You can only use the casino product, which includes slots and roulette among other games, in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Barstool Sportsbook pairs some of its promotions between its sportsbook and casino products. Users in those select states can capitalize on those special offers.

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