ESPN BET California Promo Code, Review & Updates: June 2024

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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: June 2024

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 California Launch Date:2025 at the earliest
✏️ ESPN BET California Promo Code:TBD
🎁 Expected ESPN BET CA Bonus:$1,000 first deposit match
Last Updated:June 20, 2024

Is ESPN BET Legal in California?

No, ESPN BET California is not legal as sports betting in general is still not legal. While the new sportsbook launched in several legal states on November 14, 2023, California is still a while away from being one of those states.

When Will ESPN BET Go Live in California?

In order for ESPN BET to go live in California, the state first needs to pass sports betting legislation. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be in the cards any time soon. The earliest we expect legalized sports betting in California won't be until 2025.

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

ESPN BET California Sportsbook Legislation Timeline: June 2024

  • 📆 November 14, 2023: ESPN BET completes its rollout and is now live in the states where Barstool had previously held sports betting licenses.
  • 📆 August 8, 2023: ESPN and PENN Entertainment announce the launch of ESPN BET, a new sportsbook that is being rebranded from Barstool Sportsbook and is expected to be live in the fall, likely by Thanksgiving
  • 📆 November 9, 2022: Sports betting initiatives Prop 26 and Prop 27 are rejected in decisive fashion on Election Night in California.

What is the ESPN BET California Promo Code?

For now, the ESPN BET California Promo Code is not yet known, as sportsbooks are not yet live in the state.

However, in states where ESPN BET is currently legal, the platform is offering a first deposit match worth up to $1,000. This means that whenever you make your first deposit with ESPN BET, that amount will be matched as bonus bets worth a maximum of $1,000.

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

    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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