Penn National Gaming announced that the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) has approved the company’s application to offer online sports wagering in Indiana.
Penn National plans to launch its Barstool Sportsbook mobile app on iOS and Android, as well as for desktop users, at 10:00 a.m. CST on May 18, 2021, pending any final regulatory approvals. Once live, Indiana will become the company’s fourth online sports betting market, following previously successful launches in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois.
Jay Snowden, President, and CEO of Penn National said: “We are thrilled to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana at the start of the NBA’s new playoff format. Our retail Barstool Sportsbooks at Ameristar Casino East Chicago and Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg have been very well received by our customers since opening this past December, and now Hoosiers from across the state will be able to engage with Dave Portnoy, Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz, and all of the Barstool personalities through the Barstool Sportsbook app.”
Penn National expects to offer a number of unique promotional wagers following the launch of the mobile Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana, including risk-free bets, parlay insurance, and an array of wagering options related to the upcoming NBA Playoffs and Indianapolis 500.
Snowden added: “On behalf of the Penn Interactive team, our partners at Barstool Sports, and our risk management and platform providers, I want to thank the IGC for their approval of our online sports betting application. As the only gaming operator with a fully integrated sports media and entertainment partner, we have the unique ability to attract new and existing Penn National customers to enjoy our retail and interactive gaming, sports betting, and entertainment offerings, as evidenced by our performance to date in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Our launch in Indiana is another important step in our Company’s evolution into the leading omni-channel gaming provider, and we are eager to leverage the building momentum for the Barstool Sportsbook app with the additional launches we have planned for 2021.”