There’s a saying when you invest, “Don’t bet on mice.”
Today, sports betters in 17 states across the U.S. are able to bet against the mouse as EPSN BET, a new brand of online sports books belonging to Walt Disney Co.’s umbrella, makes its expected debut.
ESPN BET will combine the domain of The Worldwide Leader in Sports with the betting skills and experience of the operator.
Under final approval, ESPN BET will begin in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. While bettors can only place bets within the aforementioned states, users can log in, deposit, withdraw and check transaction records anywhere in the United States.
“We are thrilled to announce the planned launch of ESPN BET before an active Thanksgiving Day sports calendar that includes NCAA College Football Competition Week and a Super Bowl rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles that aired on ESPN’s Monday Night Football,” PEN Entertainment CEO Jay Snowden said in a statement following the release of third-quarter earnings. “ESPN BET will be powered by an exclusive and proven technology platform that continues to deliver impressive results in Ontario with its Score Bet brand for both online sports betting and iCasino.”
ESPN BET’s launch dates back to August, when PEN Entertainment paid ESPN $1.5 million to convert the sports betting technology behind the Barstool Sportsbook to ESPN BET.
All current Barstool Sportsbook user accounts, including login information, account balance, transaction history, saved payment methods, and public bets, will be directed to ESPN BET as soon as users download the new app. 온라인카지노
ESPN, which is also Disney’s roof, is currently using the official odds provided by ESPN BET across private and other content. On November 10, ESPN’s Daily Wager sports betting show was switched to ESPN BET Live.
“Our ESPN BET products will include a wide range of popular betting options, including feature betting, fast betting (micromarket), player props, and the same gameplay,” Snowden said. “As for the launch, ESPN will implement an initial wave of exclusive integration across 200 million loyal fans across linear and digital platforms, including an advertising campaign headlined by sports center anchors Scott Van Pelt and Elle Duncan. In the future, we will introduce deeper platform and media integration with ESPN to provide an incomparable and seamless media/betting experience that is attractive to sports fans across the country.”
ESPN issued a “sports betting guideline” for all of its employees last Friday, saying that its employees cannot disclose or provide private information for betting-related purposes. In addition, employees cannot bet on games or events given to them, and reporters or insiders cannot bet on sports they regularly cover on ESPN.