ESPN Bet California Promo Code, Review & Updates: October 2023

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 Promo Code & Sportsbook Review: October 2023

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.

📆 Expected ESPN Bet Launch Date:Fall 2023
✏️ ESPN Bet California Promo Code:TBD
🎁 Expected ESPN Bet CA Bonus:TBD
Last Updated:October 3, 2023

Is ESPN Bet Legal in California?

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. 

When Will ESPN Bet Go Live in California?

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.

Until ESPN Bet launches in California, check out these operators:

ESPN Bet California Sportsbook Legislation Timeline: October 2023

  • 📆 August 8, 2023: ESPN and PENN Entertainment announce the launch of ESPN Bet, a new sportsbook that is being rebranded from Barstool Sportsbook that is expected to be live in the fall, likely by Thanksgiving
  • 📆 March 10, 2023: Less than three months into the new year, yet another state legalizes sports gambling, as Massachusetts officially launches legal mobile and online sports betting. Although not much progress has been made in California, sports bettors continue to push for legal California sportsbooks.
  • 📆 January 1, 2023: As 2023 begins, another state (Ohio) launches legal sportsbooks and enters the online sports betting market across the country. California sports betting remains a distant hope in the future.
  • 📆 November 9, 2022: Sports betting initiatives Prop 26 and Prop 27 are rejected in decisive fashion on Election Night in California.
  • 📆 May 14, 2018: The US Supreme Court strikes down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, clearing the way for states like California to legalize sports betting if they wish.

What is the ESPN Bet California Promo Code?

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. 

How to Claim the ESPN Bet Bonus Code in California

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.

Who Can Redeem the ESPN Bet Promo?

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.

    Top Features That Will Be Available at ESPN Bet California

    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.

    Top Class User Experience

    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.

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    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 and is committed to making sure readers have the most up-to-date and correct information about California's sports betting market.

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