Disclaimer: Barstool Sportsbook is not yet live in Arizona. This review is speculative based on its offering in other states and will be updated when it comes online here.
Barstool Sportsbook, one of the newer names in the US sports betting landscape, is making its way to Arizona.
In 2020, Barstool teamed up with Penn National Gaming. Under the terms of the deal, Penn National paid $163 million and took a 36% stake in Barstool. With the Barstool Sportsbook, bettors from Arizona should be able to wager on a solid range of mainstream and niche sports after creating an account and claiming the sportsbook’s welcome bonus.
This page will cover the key facets of Barstool in Arizona, including what you can bet on, promotions you can claim and how the sportsbook works.
When you sign up with Barstool, you’ll get a $10 no deposit bonus to test the online sportsbook. If you decide to stick around, your first wager will be risk-free up to $1,000. You don’t need a Barstool promo code to claim the promos; just follow the Barstool link from this page when you go to sign up.
|Online Sportsbook||Barstool Sportsbook Arizona|
|Barstool Arizona Promo Code||None - Use Links|
|No Deposit Bonus||$10|
|Deposit Bonus||Risk-free bet up to $1,000|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
To start with, Barstool’s $10 bonus for signing up lets you get a feel for the sportsbook without having to make a deposit. Then, to redeem the risk-free bet, make a deposit of $5 or more and place a bet at odds of -200 or higher. If the bet wins, kudos. You can collect your cash. If it doesn’t win, you’ll receive a refund as a free bet equal to your initial wager. The free bet will have a 1x playthrough requirement.
Yes, Barstool is a trustworthy brand. The site’s parent company, Penn National, is a leading gambling company that runs over 40 properties across the US and Canada. Furthermore, Barstool will have to adhere to strict rules to receive regulatory approval from the Arizona Department of Gaming.
To legally bet on sports in Arizona, however, you will need to follow a few rules. First and foremost, you have to be at least 21 years old to sign up with Barstool or any other sportsbook in the state.
Additionally, you must be within state lines to place a real money wager with any Arizona-licensed betting site. You’ll need to prove this via geolocation technology. You can place bets on pro and college teams, with the exception of college prop bets, which the state doesn’t allow.
From signing up to claiming bonuses and ultimately placing bets, it’s easy to get started with Barstool. To start with, you’ll need to fill out the registration form and provide some details:
The final step is an identity check. To pass it, you may need to submit a copy of your passport or driver’s license. Once your documents are verified (it shouldn’t take longer than 24 hours), you can go to the cashier and make a deposit.
Barstool Sportsbook’s app is available for iOS and Android. On the Barstool website’s download page, you’ll find direct links labeled “iOS Download” and “Android Download.” Click the appropriate link for your device and follow the prompts from there to get the app. You’ll need at least 200 MB of free storage for everything to run smoothly.
If you can’t find your way around, feel free to contact support, and someone will be able to tell you what to do and how to set everything up.
Featured promotions appear in a rotating banner near the top of the page. Below each promo, there is a short description of the offer along with the duration and how to qualify. In general, you’ll find plenty of seasonal and weekly promos for existing customers.
Often, the site runs contests for high-profile events like the NBA playoffs, and you can compete for a share of a five-digit prize pool. To qualify and advance to the next round, you’d need to win four $25 head-to-head series-long player prop bets.
With parlay insurance, the sportsbook will reimburse 100% of your stake if you miss out on a parlay by one or two legs. The power hour bonus will give you odds discounts for select matchups throughout the day.
Finally, Barstool grants $5 in bonus cash when you fill out the betting preferences section of your account page. Add a few sports that you like to bet on the most, and the sportsbook will transfer $5 to your bankroll.
Here are three reasons to try betting with Barstool in Arizona:
In addition to its strong points, Barstool also has a couple of downsides that you may want to consider before signing up, though we don’t consider either of these a deal-breaker:
Barstool features a standard betting program that includes moneylines, spreads, totals, props, futures, parlays, round robins and teasers. If you’re new to sports betting, we’ll go over what everything means here using a standard listing for a hypothetical NBA game.
|Phoenix Suns||-3.5 (-110)||-112||Over 216.5 (-112)|
|Denver Nuggets||+3.5 (-110)||+136||Under 216.5 (-109)|
The first thing to note with moneyline and spread bets is that one side has a positive number and the other side has a negative number. Negative numbers indicate the favorite in the game — in this case the Suns — and positive numbers indicate the underdog.
The three-digit numbers also show your potential payout. Using $100 as a standard betting unit, you would have to wager $100 to win the amount listed as a positive number. On the other hand, if the odds have the minus sign, you would have to wager the listed amount to win $100.
So from the example, if you bet $100 on the Nuggets and they won, you’d collect $136 in profit. If you pick the Suns, you’d have to risk $112 to for a chance to win $100.
With moneyline bets, you just need to pick the winning side. The sportsbook odds will indicate how big of a favorite and underdog the sportsbook sees for both sides. The wider the gap between the numbers, the more the sportsbook sees a potential mismatch. If the discrepancy is +/- 800 or more, the sportsbook is predicting a blowout. In rare instances, the book will put the minus sign in front of both sides, suggesting an evenly matched contest.
When you place a point spread bet, you’re trying to predict the margin of victory. In our example, the spread is 3.5, which suggests that the sides are fairly even.
If you bet on the favored Suns, they would have to win by at least four points for you to win the bet. If you pick the Nuggets, you’ll win your bet if they lose by fewer than four points or win the game. The odds on both sides of a spread bet will generally be right around -110.
Totals or over/under bets are wagers on whether some numerical total (goals, points, runs) will be above or below the threshold the sportsbook has set for the game. The line for the total for our matchup is 216.5. If the two teams score 217 points or more, bettors who chose over will win. If the total is less than that, under bettors will win.
Unlike moneylines, totals and spreads, which are for a specific game, futures bets will take longer to determine a result. They usually pertain to a championship, season-long accomplishment or individual award.
This could be betting on the Stanley Cup winner before the season starts, or maybe the winner of the NBA playoffs halfway through the season. You could also bet on someone from the Suns’ roster to win the MVP or the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Prop bets, short for proposition bets, are wagers that go beyond picking winners or predicting margins and scores. Instead they are side wagers on specific accomplishments or circumstances within a game.
This could mean betting on whether a specific NBA player will have more or less points or rebounds than the posted line. You can also place a team-related prop — for instance, which team will score the first touchdown in a given NFL game.
Parlays and teasers are high-risk, high-reward bets that put two or more bets onto a single slip, offering inflated profit potential at the cost of increased risk. For parlay and teaser bets to win, you need to get each of the individual bets correct. Teasers involve spread wagers and allow you to move the line for all of your picks to make it easier to get them correct, though this lowers your potential payout.
Yes, the NFL is one of Barstool’s most thoroughly covered sports. You’ll find dozens of NFL wagers available for each of the 17 games the Arizona Cardinals will play during the season, plus a few more if they make it to the playoffs.
On top of the wagers we covered above, you can try a variety of other bets. For instance, you can live bet on the Cardinals while the game is underway and wager on odds that shift along with the circumstances of the game.
Alternatively, you can bet on the Cardinals to win the NFC West or take the overall NFC crown. You can also try to forecast how many games they’ll win in the regular season or their total passing yards.
You can conduct banking at Barstool using one of a variety of payment methods. Here are your options to fund your account:
Here are your withdrawal options:
The minimums for both deposits and withdrawals are $10 per transaction. There are no maximum limits on how much you can deposit or cash out at once.
Barstool’s support team is available by visiting the “Contact Support” section via the menu on the left. When you do, a live chat box will automatically pop up. The service works around the clock and has a 30-second average response time. If you want your solution in written form, send an email directly from the site. Finally, there’s phone support if you want to speak directly with a representative.
For most, betting is just a fun pastime. However, problem gambling is a serious addiction. To stay on the safe side, make sure to visit the responsible gambling section on Barstool’s website. It will teach you the warning signs of gambling addiction and show you where to get the help you need. You can also activate one of Barstool’s proactive tools like deposit, time or wager limits. If these don’t solve your problem, you can self-exclude from gambling services for one year, five years or forever.
No, you can’t, at least not at the moment. Penn National Gaming doesn’t currently operate any retail facilities in Arizona, nor has the company announced plans to launch any properties in the Grand Canyon State.
Barstool Sportsbook has some catching up to do to reach the status of its top competitors. That being said, the site still has a lot to offer. The welcome bonus is particularly enticing, and the sportsbook offers some features you can’t find at other legal sports betting sites. Taking everything into account, Barstool provides a quality product that should offer Arizona bettors a solid sports betting time.