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Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: N/A
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Barstool
Legal in Maryland: No
Partner in Maryland: N/A
Payment methods:
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Barstool Sports entered the sports betting industry in 2020. By 2022, Barstool Sportsbook reached Maryland (the 23rd state to legalize sports betting) and they quickly became one of the state’s go-to sportsbooks until they closed in November 2023.

In this review, we’ll examine the strengths and weaknesses of the former Maryland sports betting site, along with the promo offers for MD bettors and features to consider when you could sign up for Barstool Sportsbook.

Promos that were offered by Barstool Sportsbook Maryland

The welcome bonus Barstool Sportsbook offered will get you off and running, but there were plenty of other Maryland sportsbook promo opportunities at your disposal through the mobile app.

It’s important to note that Barstool Sportsbook frequently changed what kind of promos they offered. Here are the most common:

  • Welcome Bonus: Barstool Sportsbook’s sign-up bonus offer was twofold. First, new users were given $10 to bet with just for signing up. The catch was that you had to use the $10 wager money all at once and you couldn't withdraw the $10 credit they provided. Second, once you made a deposit of at least $5, your first bet with -200 odds or higher was considered a new player bonus bet. If the bet lost, you were issued a refund in bonus bets for the amount of money placed on the bet, up to a maximum of $1,000. For instance, if you placed a $10 bet and it didn't hit, you were given $10 in bonus bets.
  • Parlay+: This feature allowed users to utilize a same-game parlay format across multiple sports and games. For example, if you had a three-leg same-game parlay in two separate games, Parlay+ allowed you to combine both parlays into one to maximize the odds. NFL, NHL, and MLB games were all eligible for this.
  • Power Hour: This promotion gave users discounted odds on moneyline, standard spread, and total bets across selected leagues and games. Odds on these bets were automatically discounted for one hour only (between 5 PM-6 PM EST, Monday-Friday).
  • Non-Sport-Specific Promotions: Barstool occasionally ran non-sports promos, which awarded players with tickets to events and concerts.
  • MyChoice Reward Points: Barstool offered a rewards program that allowed users to collect loyalty points with their bets. Users could earn one tier point for every $10 wager, and an additional tier point for every $5 wager on a parlay. These points helped users climb Barstool’s tier system to earn prizes.

About Barstool Sportsbook

From their humble beginnings as a local newspaper in Boston, Barstool Sports has grown into one of the biggest sports and entertainment companies in the United States. In 2020, Penn National Gaming (now Penn Entertainment) acquired a 36 percent stake in Barstool for $163 million, opening the door for the sports and entertainment company to plant their flag in the sports betting landscape. In September of that year, Barstool Sportsbook officially launched in Pennsylvania.

Barstool Sportsbook arrived in the state in November 2022 as one of the Maryland sportsbooks to be granted a sports betting operator license by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, and then closed in November 2023 to make way for ESPN Bet.

How you could sign up for Barstool Sportsbook in Maryland

Screenshot of Barstool Maryland homepage

Whether you were using a laptop or a mobile device, signing up for Barstool Sportsbook was a fairly straightforward process. It didn't take users longer than 10 minutes to complete.

  1. First off, you visited the Barstool Maryland website or downloaded the mobile app.
  2. On the “Create Account” page, you were prompted to provide your email address, along with a username and password for your account. Next, you were asked to enter your full legal name, birth date, gender identity, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. This information was used to verify your identity.
  3. On the following page, you needed to provide your full address and phone number. This information was used to confirm your location.
  4. You were then asked if you’d like to opt in for a two-step verification. If you chose to do so, you received a one-time passcode to your phone every time you logged in. While it did add another layer of security to your account, it was completely optional.
  5. Once you accepted the terms and conditions and confirmed that all the information you provided was correct, you were all set to begin your sports betting venture.

Barstool's former betting app in Maryland

Betting through the Barstool Sportsbook app was easily the most convenient way to place bets with the operator. Both the Maryland mobile sportsbook app and website for the sportsbook were fairly easy to use and looked similar in style, making it easy to navigate through both.

As expected, the Barstool Sportsbook app was available on iOS devices as well as Androids. It was one of the highest-rated sportsbook apps on the market, earning a 4.7/5 rating in the Apple Store. On the Google Play store, however, Barstool Sportsbook had a 3/5 rating, which placed it well below competitors like FanDuel and DraftKings.

The Barstool Sportsbook app was free to download.

How you could download the Barstool Sportsbook app on Apple devices

  1. Loged in to the App Store via your iOS device with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Searched for “Barstool Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  3. Pressed “Get,” then “Install” and waited for the download to complete.
  4. Opened the app, turned on your location services, and logged in with your Barstool Sportsbook username and password.
  5. Made a deposit with a method of your choosing and started betting.

How you could download the Barstool Sportsbook app on Android devices

  1. Logged in to the Google Play Store on your Android device with your username and password.
  2. Searched for “Barstool Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  3. Pressed “Install” and waited for the download to complete.
  4. Opened the app, turned on your location services, and logged in with your Barstool Sportsbook username and password.
  5. Made a deposit with a method of your choosing and started betting.

Former deposit and withdrawal methods on Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool Sportsbook accepted a variety of payment methods, but not as many as some other betting apps. Maryland’s deposit/withdrawal options were similar to those in other states.

Deposit methods for Barstool Sportsbook included:

  • Online banking
  • Barstool Sportsbook Play+
  • Debit card
  • PayPal
  • ACH/e-Check
  • Skrill
  • PayNearMe
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash at casino

Withdrawal methods included:

  • Online banking
  • Cash at casino
  • Check

How you could make a deposit

To make a deposit on Barstool Sportsbook Maryland, you opened the app and clicked the money symbol in the top-right corner of the screen. There, you were able to click or tap the blue “Deposit” button right under your wallet balance.

Once you hit “Deposit,” you were asked which payment method you wanted to use. You were given the option to add $25, $50, $100, or a custom amount. After selecting the amount you’d like to deposit into your account, you scrolled to the bottom of the screen and tapped “Deposit [amount].” Any transactions made through the Barstool Sportsbook app (deposit or withdrawal) must have been at least $10.

How you could make a withdrawal

Barstool Sportsbook only offered three methods for withdrawing money, compared to the nine options for depositing. Nevertheless, the withdrawal process was very similar to the depositing method.

Once you opened the betting app, you clicked on the money symbol in the top-right corner of your screen, selected “Withdraw,” and chose which method you wanted to utilize. Then, you were asked to enter the amount of money you wanted to take out.

According to Barstool’s FAQ page, it took up to 14 business days to receive your money if it was a check and 2-3 days if you went the online banking route. Some banks accept Instant Payouts, meaning you could see the money in your bank account immediately upon withdrawal.

Sports you could bet on with Barstool Sportsbook Maryland

Screenshot of Barstool Maryland Sport section

Barstool Sportsbook allowed you to bet on nearly every major sport across several different leagues, both domestically and internationally. With 15 sports to choose from, there was something for everyone. Here are some of the top options that were available in Maryland.

  • Football: As expected, football reigns supreme in the Maryland market. Whether it’s in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, or at the collegiate level with the Maryland Terrapins or Navy, football accounts for a large portion of Maryland’s sports betting handle.
  • Basketball: Right behind football, basketball is another popular sport to bet on in Maryland. Although the state does not have an NBA team, there’s still a loyal Washington Wizards fanbase in MD. In the collegiate ranks, Maryland University’s women’s basketball team has been dominant in recent years, earning an Elite Eight bid in the 2023 Women’s March Madness tournament. Maryland’s men’s team has qualified for seven March Madness tournaments since 2010.
  • Baseball: In Maryland, the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals account for most of the betting action in the MLB. The Nationals won their first World Series title in 2019, but have fallen out of championship contention since. Baltimore struggled to gain relevancy for most of the 2010s. Although they haven’t won a World Series since 1983, they’ve been trending back toward championship contention in recent years.
  • Golf: Golf has been steadily growing in popularity for the past several years. During the summer months, when the NFL and NBA are in their offseasons, golf becomes a go-to for many avid sports bettors.

Barstool Sportsbook's former retail location at Hollywood Casino Perryville

On June 6, 2022, Barstool Sportsbook officially opened their retail location at Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland, which is owned by Penn Entertainment. The 7,864-square-foot restaurant and sports bar allows customers to place wagers on any sport of their choosing while enjoying a cocktail and a bite to eat. The sportsbook there is now run by ESPN Bet. Hollywood Casino Perryville is located at 1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy in Perryville, MD.

No, Barstool Sportsbook is not legal in Maryland. During the 2020 election, MD residents voted to approve sports betting in the state.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed off on the sports betting bill HB 940 in May 2021. Barstool Sportsbook went live in the state the following year, but then closed in November 2023.

Our expert opinion of Barstool Sportsbook Maryland

Despite launching just three years ago, Barstool Sportsbook was one of the most popular sportsbooks in Maryland and it’s not hard to see why. Their wide variety of betting markets gave every bettor - whether they were new to the betting scene or a veteran - something that interested them. Their app interface was user-friendly for beginners, while still being deep enough to satisfy long-time bettors.

We particularly enjoyed their promotions, namely Barstool’s Parlay+ and Power Hour options. Both promos tweaked established betting formats, while still keeping their essence intact. It’s another example of how Barstool continued to push the envelope without deviating too far from industry norms.

Although Barstool Sportsbook offered a lot of exciting options for bettors, one area where they fell short was in the depositing/withdrawing category. With only three options to withdraw funds from your account and two of them taking multiple days to process, it was an unnecessary obstacle for users.

Nevertheless, this alone didn't deter bettors from giving Barstool Sportsbook a go. Their vast array of betting options and lucrative promotions more than made up for it.

Our rating of Barstool Sportsbook Maryland

(4.5)

Welcome bonus
(5)
Payment options
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Sportsbook app
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Variety & features
(5)
Customer support
(5)

MD Betting gave Barstool Sportsbook Maryland an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. This rating was based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 5/5. Not only did Barstool offer a welcome bonus of up to $1,000 for new users, they threw in an additional $10 bonus bet to get you started. While there were some stipulations as to how the $10 bonus was used, offering two quick bonuses right off the bat was a great way to get customers to come back.
  • Payment options: Rating 3/5. Compared to their competitors, Barstool fell well short in this area. Simply put, they needed to add more withdrawal options. Having only three created limitations for some bettors.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 4/5. With their sleek design and easy-to-use navigation, it was appealing for newcomers and veteran bettors alike. But, there wasn't much nuance between Barstool’s app and other sportsbook apps. As a sportsbook that postured themselves as trendsetters in the industry, you expected a bit more here.
  • Variety and features: Rating 5/5. Barstool offered all of the betting options you expected from a top-of-the-line sportsbook, and then some. Their Parlay+ and Power Hour features were unique, but they were still easy to pick up and understand.
  • Customer support: Rating 5/5. Barstool offered 24/7 customer service through their website as well as their mobile app. Their vast FAQ section typically had the answer to any question that popped up while placing bets.

FAQ

How old did you have to be to use Barstool Sportsbook MD?

You had to be 21 years or older to use Barstool Sportsbook in Maryland.

Was it safe to use Barstool Sportsbook in MD?

Yes, it was safe to use Barstool Sportsbook in MD. With the gambling titan Penn Entertainment backing them, Barstool Sportsbook was one of the most secure betting operators on the market.

Where could I find the latest Barstool Sportsbook Maryland bonuses?

You could get the latest Barstool Sportsbook MD by regularly checking this page or by visiting the promotion tab on their official website.