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ESPN BET Launching November 2023: 5 Questions & Answers Here

Mark Strotman for Bookies.com

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ESPN BET Launching November 2023: 5 Questions & Answers Here

The online sports betting industry received a massive shake-up this summer when Penn Entertainment announced a joint venture with ESPN. 

Already the largest sports media outlet in the world, ESPN will now enter the online sports betting world and immediately become one of the top operators in the space. Also, it presents a gigantic opportunity for bettors to get in on the action and begin placing bets once the newly formed ESPN BET goes live.

Thanks to Penn Entertainment’s previous relationship with Barstool Sportsbook, there are 16 states and counting where ESPN BET will launch as early as this fall.

Additionally, it's expected that Penn Entertainment will apply for licenses in even more states as it continues to grow its brand across the country. 

Before things get up and running, Bookies.com has the answers to the five most pressing questions regarding ESPN BET.

ESPN BET Promo Code Details - $1K Expected Offer

📅 Launch DateNovember 2023
🖊️ ESPN Bet Promo CodeComing Soon!
🎁 ESPN Bet Promo Offer$1,000 Deposit Match (Expected)
📲 ESPN Bet AppiOS & Android
Legal StatesAZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, NJ, MD, MI, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV

Q: What Is The Expected ESPN BET Welcome Bonus?

A: We don’t know for sure what bettors will receive when they sign up for a new account with ESPN BET, but we know it will be lucrative and will enhance the online sports betting experience. 

Previously, Penn Entertainment and Barstool Sportsbook provided all bettors with a first-bet bonus of up to $1,000 which meant your initial wager paid out cash profit with a win or a matching bonus bet back with a loss. 

Also, there's a chance that bettors will receive guaranteed bonus bets after signing up and placing a small real-money wager. No matter what the ESPN BET welcome bonus offer is, it will be a no-brainer for new players to grab as soon as they’re ready to get in on the action.

Q: What Will Be The Look And Feel Of The ESPN BET App?

A: We’ll need to wait until closer to the launch date to know exactly what ESPN BET will look and feel like, but we do have a few context clues to bet it will be one of the top sports betting app in the market. 

ESPN has a number of different website pages and mobile betting apps—from scores and news to fantasy to live streaming—and the common theme about them all is easy navigation and a smooth user experience

We expect there will be great integration with those other pages and apps, meaning players will be able to easily follow along (or watch) the games they’ve bet on—and that should make live betting easier than it might be at other operators.

Q: How To Sign Up For An ESPN BET Account?

A: The good news for new players who are ready to start betting is that the registration process at ESPN BET will be a simple one. Though we don’t know the exact details, the standard process at just about all operators in the United States is similar to the three steps that follow:

  1. Click the BET NOW button located in this article to begin your registration for a new ESPN BET account; if there’s a specific promo code that needs to be entered, you’ll need to provide it during the registration process—you can’t go back after the fact and add it in to unlock a welcome bonus
  2. Provide ESPN BET with all of your relevant personal information to create your account; this includes name, email, address, and phone number; ESPN BET’s software will be encrypted, meaning your information is safe and secure
  3. Bettors will need to verify they are at least 21 years old and physically located in a state where ESPN BET is operating to earn this bonus and legally place bets
  4. Make a qualifying first deposit to fund your new account and get ready to start placing bets

Q: When Will ESPN BET Be Live?

A: The announcement of Penn Entertainment and ESPN merging happened over the summer, but it will take some time for everything to get up and running. 

The expectation is that ESPN BET will launch in 16 states—and potentially others if Penn can secure licenses in additional states—sometime in late November. 

It could be perfect timing with the heart of the NFL, NBA, NHL, college football, and college basketball seasons taking place. We’ll get more concrete dates as we head into the fall, but bettors can expect to be signing up and placing bets well before the start of 2024.

Q: What Are ESPN BET Sports Betting Markets? 

A: ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports, and we expect that ESPN BET will be the same for sports betting opportunities. Barstool Sportsbook, under the guidance of Penn Entertainment, had more than a dozen different sports betting markets to choose from. The betting markets you can wager on at ESPN BET should include: 

  • NFL
  • NBA
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • MMA

About the Author

Mark Strotman for Bookies.com
Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports betting journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports. He regularly provides NBA betting picks, as well as in-depth sportsbook reviews and the latest promo codes for all the major sports gambling operators, including Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and more.