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Penn National approved to launch Barstool Sportsbook app in Illinois


Penn National Gaming has secured approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to launch its Barstool Sportsbook mobile application in the US state.

The operator said it plans to roll out the sports wagering app from tomorrow (March 11), while the Barstool Sportsbook desktop website will also go live in Illinois.

Penn National will support the launch by offering consumers promotional bets, including a $1,000 risk-free bet after an initial deposit.

The Barstool Sportsbook brand is also live online in Pennsylvania and Michigan, with Penn National planning to expand this reach to 10 states by the end of 2021.

“Alongside our risk management and platform providers, Kambi and White Hat Gaming, we have developed an online sports betting app which is attracting new and existing Penn National customers,” Penn National chief executive and president Jay Snowden said.

“We are eager to leverage the building momentum for the Barstool Sportsbook app with our launch in Illinois and the additional launches we have planned for 2021.”