After years of partnering with sportsbook apps like DraftKings, ESPN is finally diving headfirst into Texas sports betting with ESPN BET, their new sportsbook launching this fall.
We don't have much information on the new app just yet, but on this page, we'll tell you what we currently know and what to expect from the Worldwide Leader's foray into sports betting.
ESPN BET Texas is not yet legal. The sportsbook is currently undergoing rebranding from Barstool Sportsbook Texas. Following the completion of this process, ESPN BET Sportsbook is expected to go live in at least 16 betting markets. Texas will not initially be included in that list of states, however, due to sports betting not being legalized in the state.
The potential launch date for ESPN BET Texas will be dependent on the legalization of sports betting in Texas. The Texas legislature declined to pass a sports betting bill in their 2023 session. Because the legislature meets every other year, it will be 2025 at the earliest before betting is legalized in Texas. The launch of ESPN BET and other apps like BetMGM sportsbook in Texas would likely follow quickly.
Currently, the ESPN BET Texas Promo Code is to be determined (TBD) due to sports betting being illegal in Texas.
We also have very little information on ESPN BET itself.
That will change in the fall, however, when ESPN BET launches in multiple markets. Because ESPN BET is essentially a rebranded version of the existing Barstool Sportsbook app, it is reasonable to expect a similar offer like the Barstool $1,000 bonus for new users. ESPN BET might also incorporate promotions from other sportsbook apps like Caesars sportsbook.
Once ESPN BET is up and running in Texas, getting your hands on the bonus code is expected to be a breeze. It might be as simple as signing up for an ESPN BET account. After your account gets verified, you could unlock the offer and start enjoying the perks.
Keep in mind, though, that this is just speculation for now. We're waiting to gather more information about the ESPN BET promo code to provide you with all the juicy details. Stay tuned!
Once ESPN BET gets rolling in Texas—and once sports betting is legalized in the state—folks who are hanging out within the state lines and are of legal sports betting age (that's 21 years and older) should be all set to dive into the ESPN BET promo action. It'll be awhile before this happens, however, and the state has a long way to go before sports betting is legal in the state.
We currently have little to no information on ESPN BET. But until more information is released and the app launches in the fall, we can speculate on what we might expect from the upcoming ESPN BET service based on PENN's previous Barstool Sportsbook offering.
Below, we'll discuss what features we might see from ESPN BET after it launches.
One feature that can be anticipated from ESPN BET Texas is a high-quality user experience. This is because the brand will be leveraging PENN Entertainment's platform, which is currently powering the Barstool Sportsbook betting app. But the real power of the new ESPN BET app will come in how the Worldwide Leader leverages its power as the destination for sports fans. Expect ESPN BET to be an integral part of ESPN television broadcasts, social media and digital marketing for a long time to come.
ESPN BET Texas users can look forward to an array of sports to bet on. From popular leagues like the NFL, NBA, and MLB to niche sports and international events, the platform is expected to offer a wide variety of betting options. Whether it's the excitement of American football, the intensity of basketball, the strategy of baseball, or the thrill of sports from around the world, ESPN BET is likely to cater to a broad range of sports enthusiasts, ensuring that there's something for everyone to engage with and wager on.
No, ESPN BET is currently not legally operational in Texas or any other location. However, the expectation is that ESPN BET Texas will become legal in sports betting states including Texas later this year. This follows the conclusion of the sportsbook's rebranding process from Barstool Sportsbook.
ESPN BET is anticipated to debut in sports betting states, Texas included, during the fall of this year, with a target launch date likely before Thanksgiving. While we'll gain a clearer understanding of the timeline as the year unfolds, November appears to be the focal point for the launch.
Anticipatedly, once ESPN BET becomes operational, it is expected to introduce various sports betting promotions. To our current knowledge, the sportsbook is a creation of PENN Entertainment and is projected to undergo a rebranding process from Barstool Sportsbook. The latter has already provided sports betting promotions within its operational states.
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