There was very good news and lousy information in transitioning from a Barstool Sportsbook to ESPN Wager account for multitudes of consumers Tuesday afternoon.
The poor news was that whilst PENN Amusement and ESPN had made no announcement of exactly when on Tuesday their new joint sports betting venture would launch, term leaked greatly that it was envisioned to be at 3 p.m. ET. But at 3 p.m., there was no indication of ESPN Guess possibly by cellular mobile phone app or desktop system. Individuals grumbled on social media, as they are wont to do.
@ESPNBet how about explain to us when an application will be readily available for obtain
— Paul Naquin (@PaulNaquin14) November 14, 2023
Within a couple minutes, those with Apple telephones, at least, described they could download the app by carrying out a deep lookup for it, but it was not still reside for betting. I, an Android user, had no luck of any sort in acquiring or accessing it, and my outdated Barstool Sportsbook account house web site just study the web site “is currently going through maintenance. Test back quickly!”
Then, at 3:40 p.m., the existing and potentially potential of athletics betting improved. Individuals with iPhones reported the website was reside. I couldn’t find the Android application in the Google Perform Retail outlet but was in a position to accessibility it by means of the ESPN Wager promo code link here on the Athletics Take care of internet site.
And extra conveniently, when I employed my desktop accessibility to my longtime Pennsylvania Barstool Sportsbook account, it quickly transformed me to the new ESPNBET.com. All of my facts was there — my account balance, my open futures bets, the exact login system, all the relaxation. It was just a make a difference of carrying out the now-common account authentication from a telephone text code and checking off some conventional up to date “terms and disorders.”
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A quartet of reward bets
And then, ideal of all, arrived phrase less than the Promo tab that 4 totally free $50 reward bets have been available if I put any wager, for any sum, irrespective of whether that wager gained or misplaced.
The terminology for the advertising on the desktop web site and cellular phone application have been a tiny diverse, making me marvel if present consumers had been eligible. The telephone language, which identified as for no opt-in, was a lot more liberal:
“Available to all registered players with an lively and verified account who completed registration prior to 9:00:00 AM ET on November 14, 2023.”
I put a $10 wager to see what would transpire. Certain sufficient, the Benefits portion of my account immediately confirmed up with 4 $50 reward bets to be used within just a 7 days on any wager of my choosing.
So when maybe this was not a 100% correctly smooth rollout for ESPN Wager, by day’s conclude PENN and ESPN had been currently creating lots of end users joyful.
— Nathan Gilbert (@BigRedGilbert) November 14, 2023