- Barstool Sportsbook is now open online in Indiana.
- The sportsbook went live at 11:00 a.m. EST on May 18, 2021.
- The Indiana Pacers play the Charlotte Hornets in the play-in tournament at 6:30 p.m. EST.
LAS VEGAS - Barstool Sportsbook is live online in Indiana, having been activated at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Barstool Sportsbook is only active online in three other states, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois, and is a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming.
The sportsbook has several retail locations in Indiana already, so the move to online sports betting in the state seems natural.
Penn National Gaming CEO Jay Snowden was effusive in his praise of the deal and of the Barstool brand, both in the context of the retail sportsbooks available in Indiana and in the context of the personalities that Barstool leverages on its app.
“We are thrilled to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana at the start of the NBA’s new playoff format,” said Snowden. “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.”
The timing of the opening is fortuitous for the sportsbook, potentially a good sign for the future.
The NBA’s play-in tournament starts on May 18th, the day the sportsbook opened, and the Indiana Pacers are participating in that tournament.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) May 18, 2021
Indiana is a state that is well known for its love of basketball, and a sportsbook opening the day of the play-in games is great news for both sports bettors in Indiana, and the sportsbook itself.
The Indiana Pacers are set to face off against the Charlotte Hornets at 6:30 p.m. EST, as mild home favorites.
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets
- Charlotte Hornets +130
- Indiana Pacers -150
The Pacers are favored across the online sportsbooks, and now, bettors in Indiana have another way to wager on their hometown team.