ESPN launching sportsbook in fall: What this means for the media giant, Barstool Sports and bettors

ESPN launching sportsbook in fall: What this means for the media giant, Barstool Sports and bettors

By Nando Di Fino, Richard Deitsch and Jon Greenberg
ESPN is launching ESPN BET, a branded sportsbook for bettors in the United States, the company announced Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:

ESPN is partnering with PENN Entertainment, which will rebrand its current sportsbook, effective this fall.
As part of the deal, PENN Entertainment sold Barstool Sports back to founder Dave Portnoy.
ESPN BET will be available in the 16 legalized betting states where PENN Entertainment is licensed.

ESPN has entered an agreement with @PENNEntertain to launch ESPN BET, a branded sportsbook in…


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