Can I Use ESPN Bet From My State? Launch Date November 14

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Nov/02/2023

ESPN Bet has the potential to cut into DraftKings and FanDuel's market dominance in the U.S. regulated sports betting space.

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The app is set to launch November 14.

And while we're all bound to be inundated by ads for the site on ESPN associated networks, especially during Monday Night Football, not everyone will be able to place bets with ESPN Bet.

It is set to go live in 17 states and will replace Barstool Sportsbook.  The site will be operated by Penn National.  

Those initial states where ESPN Bet will go live include: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Those states where ESPN Bet will not be available still have access to other state regulated sports betting apps, offshore sportsbooks and local bookies.  The latter requires friend and family referrals in most cases.

Ahead of the ESPN BET launch, fans can enter into a sweepstakes for the chance to win an exclusive trip to the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. More details to follow.

As part of the overall launch of ESPN BET, ESPN’s Daily Wager program will rebrand to ESPN BET Live, beginning Nov. 10. The show’s final episode as Daily Wager will be Nov. 6.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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