The ESPN brand is making its way to the California sports betting market through the launch of the ESPN Bet sportsbook. Find out what can be expected from ESPN Bet California in our complete review, including launch updates, promotions and more.
ESPN Bet California, one of the newest California sports betting apps to hit the US, is a product of sports giant ESPN and gambling industry company PENN Entertainment. Rebranded from Barstool Sportsbook, ESPN Bet is expected to leverage ESPN's market-leading Fantasy user database as part of its goal of becoming a top-tier sportsbook.
No, ESPN Bet California is not legal yet. The sportsbook is in the process of being rebranded from Barstool Sportsbook. After that process has concluded, ESPN Bet Sportsbook should be live in several sports betting markets. If California were to legalize sports betting, you can be sure that ESPN Bet California would be among the sportsbooks to go live in the Golden State.
ESPN Bet should go live in California by the fall, likely before Thanksgiving. At least, that's what PENN Entertainment CEO Jay Snowden said on the company's second quarter earnings call.
For now, the ESPN Bet California Promo Code is TBD, as we don't know a ton about what is to be expected from the sportsbook just yet and as sportsbooks are not yet live in the state.
However, one speculation is that since ESPN Bet is being rebranded from Barstool Sportsbook, users could see something along the same lines as the $1K new user bonus. But as we said, that's entirely speculative, and there could be an entirely new ESPN Bet promo code for California.
Once California sports betting promos are available, you can be sure that we'll have all you need to know.
When the sportsbook goes live, it's expected that the ESPN Bet bonus code could be fairly easy to claim in California. That process could be as simple as signing up for an ESPN Bet account, and once verified, the offer may be available.
Again, that's a speculative answer until we have more information on the ESPN Bet promo code.
Once ESPN Bet goes live in California, and once sports betting itself launches, anyone located within state lines who is also of legal sports betting age can claim the ESPN Bet promo.
We aren't sure what features will be available at ESPN Bet in California but we do have some information to provide based on the announcements from ESPN and PENN Entertainment.
The one feature that can be expected from ESPN Bet California is that the sportsbook will likely provide a top-notch user experience, given the brand will operate on PENN Entertainment's market access and technology platform.
Additionally, ESPN's prowess as a sports giant and massive Fantasy user base should only double down on the top user experience and should provide a well-designed and easy-to-navigate platform for California bettors.
No, ESPN Bet is not legal in California, as sportsbooks are not legal in the state. In fact, ESPN Bet is not legal anywhere. It's expected that ESPN Bet California will be legal in California following the completion of the sportsbook's rebrand from Barstool Sportsbook and when California sports betting is legalized.
ESPN Bet is expected to launch in sports betting states this fall, likely before Thanksgiving. That won't include California as sports betting has not been legalized in the state just yet. We'll know a more definitive timeline as the year progresses, but for now, November seems to be the target launch date.
It's expected that ESPN Bet will offer sports betting promotions once it goes live. As far as we know, the sportsbook is a product of PENN Entertainment and is expected to be a rebrand from Barstool Sportsbook, which has offered sports betting promotions in its states of operation.
Blake Weishaar is an experienced writer and editor, having covered the gambling industry for nearly a decade. He currently serves as a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCalifornia.com and is committed to making sure readers have the most up-to-date and correct information about California's sports betting market.
Cited by leading media organizations, such as: