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The Barstool Arizona promo was up to $1,000 as a second chance bet. Example: Barstool Sportsbook awarded bet credits for new players at a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000 if your first bet on the site did not win.

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Barstool AZ bonus

Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: N/A
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Barstool
Legal in Arizona: No
Partner in Arizona: N/A
Payment methods:
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One of the most recognizable sports media companies in the world, Barstool Sports was founded in 2003, focusing on the intersection of sports and pop culture. However, in 2020, the company expanded into sports betting, launching its first book in Pennsylvania.

Since then, it expanded to Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the reason for today’s review, Arizona. However, it closed and rebranded to ESPN Bet in November 2023.

In this Barstool Sportsbook review, we’ll go over how you could get started betting with the sportsbook, discuss what you could expect when signing up, and rate the operator as a whole.

No, Barstool Sportsbook is not legal in Arizona. The state legalized sports betting in April 2021, consequently giving the green light to operators to launch their betting sites. Barstool went live in September of the same year after obtaining an operating license from the Arizona Department of Gaming, but then closed in November 2023.

How you could register at Barstool Arizona

Screenshot of Barstool Arizona homepage

Registering at Barstool Arizona was a quick and simple process. Most users were done in 10 minutes max. Here are the steps you needed to take:

  1. You went to the Barstool Sportsbook homepage or downloaded the Arizona betting app and opened it on your mobile device.
  2. Entered your email address, created a username, and added a password.
  3. On the next screen, you entered your legal first and last name, gender identity (optional), birth date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  4. Entered your mailing address and phone number.
  5. Confirmed if you wanted to use two-factor authentication when logging into your account.
  6. Reviewed your information, then checked the boxes to agree to the terms and conditions of service, that the information was correct, and that you were not prohibited from sports betting in Arizona to complete your account creation.

Common former bonuses on Barstool AZ

Screenshot of Barstool Arizona Sport section

Barstool AZ rotated through its bonus offerings throughout the year, often changing its promotions to match the sports that were in season. Here are some of the common Arizona sportsbook bonuses you could expect to see.

  • Bonus bets: Bonus bets are bet credits that have an established value amount for playing (for example $10 or $25, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be those amounts). They cannot be withdrawn for cash but can be added to existing wagers or played as unique bets.
  • Second-chance bets: Barstool’s active welcome bonus was a great example of a second-chance bet. If your first bet didn't win, a second-chance bet would be bet credit in the amount of your first wager.
  • Boosted odds: While these were typically applied to parlays and underdogs, boosted odds made payouts even more profitable for players when they hit.
  • Deposit match bonuses: When you added funds to your account, Barstool may have had a promotion to match your deposit at a certain percentage or up to a certain amount of bet credit. For example, they may have had a 100% match up to $250 dollars, meaning you would have $500 available to bet if you made a $250 deposit. However, the matched amount would be betting credit–not withdrawable cash.

Pros and cons with Barstool Arizona

Before you made a decision to sign up at Barstool Arizona, you should have considered its advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few pros and cons to have kept in mind.

Pros

  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Flexible parlay options for same-game parlays, multi-sport parlays, and more
  • Excellent betting app
  • Frequent promotions
  • Great rewards/loyalty program

Cons

  • In-play betting options weren't as expansive as other books
  • No live streaming was available
  • Only accepted cryptocurrency payments in Colorado and Virginia
  • Odds weren't always as favorable as other sportsbooks

Past payment methods on Barstool Sportsbook AZ

Barstool Sportsbook AZ’s payment methods fell in line with other operators in the state. There were conversations about expanding into accepting cryptocurrency for transactions, though this feature was only available in Colorado and Virginia.

There was a $10 minimum for all transactions, regardless of method. Here are the payment methods you could choose from:

Deposit

  • ACH (e-check)
  • Barstool Play+
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer

Withdrawal

  • Barstool Play+
  • Check (sent via USPS)
  • PayPal
  • PayWithMyBank
  • VIP Preferred

Barstool's former customer service in Arizona

You could reach Barstool customer service in Arizona through a variety of channels, but the expansive FAQ section was able to answer your questions without needing to go through any of them. Support topics were separated into six categories: Account Information, Responsible Gaming, How to Bet, Legal, Deposits and Withdrawals, and PENN Play Rewards.

If you couldn't find what you needed there, Barstool had a support chat, a callback option, and an email option available in the browser and in-app. While we hope you didn't find yourself in a position where you need support to address an issue, Barstool’s team should have been able to address it quickly and capably.

Live chat: 24/7
Email: Through the provided contact form
Telephone: Call back option available, no phone number listed.
Twitter: @BarstoolSBHelp

Our expert opinion of Barstool Sportsbook in Arizona

Barstool Sportsbook was a solid option for Arizona sports bettors looking to take a break from the DFS scene. The operator committed to being a “disruptor” among more traditional sportsbooks and we were intrigued to see how that continued to play out.

One thing in particular we appreciated was the rewards program which awarded points for every $10 bet on non-parlays and every $5 bet on parlays. Rewards could include betting credits/bonus bets, restaurants, travel, hotels, shopping, in-person and online gaming bonuses, and more.

The Android app user experience definitely needed work and was one of the bigger pain points of the bookmaker overall.

Our rating of Barstool sportsbook Arizona

(4)

Welcome bonus
(5)
Payment options
(4)
Sportsbook app
(3)
Variety & features
(4)
Customer support
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Betting AZ gave Barstool Sportsbook Arizona an overall rating of 4 out of 5. This rating was based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome bonus - Rating 5/5: Barstool’s $1000 second-chance offer for new players was one of the most generous offers of its kind on the market. While it did require a hefty bet to take full advantage of the opportunity, you got the same deal if you bet a smaller amount.
  • Payment options - Rating 4/5: We found it a bit odd that Barstool would accept cryptocurrency in some states but not all where the sportsbook operated. Beyond that, the options were pretty typical and payout times were reasonable (3-5 business days or less, depending on the payout channel).
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 3/5: The app had a decently user-friendly interface and could at times perform better than the browser layout. However, the app had a massive difference in rating for iOS users (4.7/5 stars) and Android users (3/5). The performance issues reported for Android devices included signup issues, geolocation problems, and app refreshing causing betting lines to disappear.
  • Variety & features - Rating 4/5: Barstool’s Rewards Program was a solid way to keep players coming back for more. We would have liked to see more live data included for in-play bets, and adding streaming of sporting events would have helped boost the score here.
  • Customer support - Rating 4/5: While concerns addressed in app reviews in the App Store got responses from Barstool’s customer service, these issues received no responses in the Google Play store. The support options on the website and follow-up communication channels made it easy to get connected with a real person if needed.

FAQ

How old did I need to be to play at Barstool AZ?

You needed to be at least 21 years old to play at Barstool AZ. Under Arizona state law, online sports bettors must be at least 21 or face penalties including, but not limited to, a $500 (or more) fine and suspension of their driver’s license.

Could I get a welcome bonus at Barstool Sportsbook AZ?

Yes, you could get a welcome bonus at Barstool Arizona. The AZ sportsbook offered new players up to $1,000 in bet credit if their first bet didn't win. This offer was for new players only.

Was Barstool Sportsbook in Arizona safe to play at?

Yes, Barstool Sportsbook in Arizona was safe to play at. Barstool operated under the supervision of the Arizona Department of Gaming, and they adhered to all rules and regulations.