The Launch of Barstool Sports Book

If you turn on the news, open up Instagram, Twitter, or even TikTok you will most likely come across Dave Portnoy. Portnoy, the ever so popular social media presence and founder of Barstool Sports has combined his passions of both sports and gambling by teaming up with Penn National Gaming creating the Barstool Sportsbook.

The Sportsbook debuted back in Sept. 2020 exclusively in Pennsylvania and with the combination of the Barstool Sports employees has been a social media sensation. Videos have gone viral of employees and Portnoy after crushing defeats or exhilarating wins and his team has even launched a gambling show.

Where can you play?

The Barstool Sportsbook is open for players 21-years and older to sign up for a free account in both Pennslyvania and recently in Michigan. Although there are no sure-fire bets, Portnoy tries his best to run interesting new promotions to engage customers and reward them for using Barstool Sportbook. Recently Portnoy offered a completely new promotion offering players who bet on specific Michigan sports teams exclusive merchandise. 

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Barstool Fund

Portnoy recently exploded over social media after announcing the Barstool Fund, a foundation that would use different ways to raise money to help small businesses all over the United States that were negatively impacted by Covid-19. Portnoy wanted to create a way to help these small businesses as he felt the government just wasn’t providing help. 

Over social media, Portnoy voiced his displeasure with governors such as Andrew Cuomo and Businessman Marcus Lemonis told Portnoy to put his money where his mouth is. With this, the Barstool Fund was launched and Portnoy and Lemonis each donated $500 thousand.

To date, the Barstool Fund has raised $34, 058, 630 and has supported 214 businesses. 

How to Donate

The Barstool Fund allows donors to donate in many different ways. Donors can simply donate a desirable amount, purchase Barstool Fund merchandise, or support small Businesses directly by purchasing business-specific merchandise all on

Barstool Sportsbook and the Barstool Fund

The launch of the sportsbook in Michigan caused enormous hype. People in Michigan were signing up constantly to check out the new book and take advantage of a ton of great games and promotions. Portnoy realized that this would be a great opportunity to raise money for small businesses so the Sportsbook launched a promotion where the Barstool Fund would match all deposits made by new users. In just one weekend the Sportsbook tallied a match donation of $3,150,280 to the Barstool Fund. 

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Barstool Sports Impact

Barstool Sports foundation is interesting and eye-grabbing sports content. Whether it is a hilarious t-shirt mocking Roger Goodell calling him a clown, an interesting sports article on their website or a funny video on youtube Barstool Sports gets the attention of most sports fans.

Barstool fans supporters even go as far as to call the founder Dave Portnoy “El Presidente”. The company’s combination with Penn National Gaming was an absolute gold mine and has been an epic success in under five months. It will be very interesting to see where the Barstool Sportsbook launches next as supporters all across the United States are eager to gain access to one of the most popular books.

Current Promotions

Currently, players in Michigan and Pennslyvania who sign up have the opportunity to take advantage of new promotions. Barstool Sportsbook is offering the $1000 new player bonus. This bonus allows for one 100 percent risk-free bet after a deposit of up to $1000.Barstool Sportsbook also offers members a free $5 for updating the betting favorites portion of your account and a free $10 for simply signing up at


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