Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino
The sportsbook on the second floor at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course closed at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and did not reopen when the casino resumed operations in June 2020. You can still place wagers at Hollywood Casino at the sportsbook window and kiosks.
During the media preview of Hollywood Casino York, Jeff Morris, the vice president of public affairs and government relations for Penn National Gaming, confirmed that a Barstool Sportsbook is coming to Hollywood Casino in Grantville and will be located in the spot of the now-closed Epic Buffet on the main level of the casino. Construction on the 11,000 sq. ft. Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino is scheduled to start on August 23 and Morris hopes it will be completed by the end of the year.
Veteran-owned and operated Tattered Flag will replace the Skybox Sports Bar on the second floor and open on Aug. 22.
Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino Morgantown
On the way to Hollywood Casino York, we pulled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to check out construction of Hollywood Casino Morgantown. A few friendly construction workers on a lift waved to us from afar.
Morris said that Hollywood Casino Morgantown will also have a Barstool Sportsbook.
BetMGM PA operates their online sportsbook in Pennsylvania through their partnership with Hollywood Morgantown. However, a brick-and-mortar casino can have a retail sportsbook from another operator. For instance, Live! Casino Philadelphia is home to a FanDuel Sportsbook and Betway sportsbook is their online partner.
Barstool in Philadelphia
During Penn National’s second quarter earnings call on Aug. 5, they announced that Philadelphia and Chicago are getting Barstool-branded sports bars.
“We are making progress on the build out of stand-alone Barstool-branded sports bars, with the initial locations in Philadelphia and Chicago scheduled to open later this year,” said PNG president and CEO Jay Snowden. No further details were provided.
Since it would be a Barstool-branded bar and not have a teller window or kiosks for betting, no regulatory approval would be required. If you are 21+ and physically located in Pennsylvania you can bet on the Barstool sportsbook app or any of the other thirteen PA sports betting apps.