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The ESPN BET Sportsbook Arizona promo is a 200% deposit match on the first deposit made by new users, up to $500 in Eligible Cashback. Example: To claim the promo, new players should visit the ESPN BET website and create an account. After registration, make your first deposit. The 200% deposit match, up to $500 in Eligible Cashback, will be automatically added to your account. Eligible Cashback converts to withdrawable cash through eligible cash wagers.

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ESPN Bet AZ bonus

Sign-up bonus: 200% Deposit Match Up To $500
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: ESPN Bet
Legal in Arizona: Yes
Partner in Arizona: NASCAR
Payment methods:

PENN Entertainment has ended its partnership with Barstool and recently converted its U.S. sportsbook platforms to new branding with ESPN. In this review, we’ll touch on what the immediate future looks like for the bookmaker and what Arizona sports bettors can expect with the changeover to ESPN Bet.

Registering at ESPN Bet in Arizona and claiming the bonus

Now that ESPN Bet is accepting signups, registering at ESPN Bet in Arizona and claiming the bonus has become a simple, straightforward process. Most users will find the process takes no more than 10 minutes. Here’s how to get started.

  1. Visit the official ESPN BET Sportsbook Arizona website.
  2. Successfully register for an account on ESPN BET, agreeing to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  3. Make your first time deposit into your account.
  4. Receive a 200% match on your deposit, up to $500, paid in Eligible Cashback automatically added to your account upon making the deposit.
  5. Use the Eligible Cashback within 30 days after receipt for it to be converted to withdrawable cash through eligible cash wagers.

Those who previously had accounts with Barstool Sportsbook had their accounts rolled over automatically and will not need to re-register.

What we like about the ESPN BET AZ promo

The ESPN BET Arizona sportsbook promo stands out for several reasons. Foremost, it offers a generous 200% match on a player’s first deposit, up to $500, which is a significant incentive for new players to start betting. The fact that this bonus is paid in Eligible Cashback introduces a flexible way for bettors to engage with the platform, giving them a safety net as they explore their betting strategy. 

Another positive aspect is the absence of an opt-in requirement, simplifying the process for new users to benefit from the offer. This user-friendly approach extends to the automatic addition of Eligible Cashback to the player’s account after their deposit, eliminating any manual claim processes that could deter players from taking advantage of the promotion. 

Furthermore, the promotion is designed with a straightforward eligibility criterion focused on new users in Arizona, ensuring that the offer is targeted and relevant.

How to troubleshoot if the ESPN Bet Arizona bonus is not working

If the ESPN BET Arizona bonus is not working, one effective troubleshooting approach is to first ensure you've met all the eligibility requirements, including being a never previously-registered player in Arizona. 

Next, confirm that your first deposit was made during the promotion period, from May 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024, as actions outside these dates are excluded. It's pivotal to acknowledge that eligible cashback, the form in which the bonus is awarded, automatically adds to your account upon making the first deposit, so checking your account balance might help. 

Should there still be issues, reaching out to the ESPN BET Player Experience team via email at [email protected] for direct assistance can provide further clarity and help resolve any concerns regarding the promotion.

ESPN Bet explained

PENN’s total acquisition of Barstool in February 2023 led many to believe the controversial sports and entertainment brand had turned over a new leaf and would focus content on the betting angle. However, over time, the former realized such an endeavor was no longer worth the effort. Barstool founder Dave Portnoy cited himself as a reason the sportsbook was unable to secure licenses and that the split from PENN would be the right decision for all parties involved.

When announcing that the company had sold ownership of Barstool back to Portnoy, PENN announced a 10-year branding partnership with ESPN which will manifest in the ESPN Bet sportsbook platform. Though there are concerns surrounding ESPN’s access to players, teams, and organizations and how that can impact the sportsbook’s lines and odds, ESPN is not physically running any of the gambling operations. The platform could be nearly identical to the old Barstool operation, just with a new skin over the product.

Yes, ESPN Bet sportsbook is legal in Arizona. PENN Entertainment still holds the gambling operator's license in the state as issued by the Arizona Department of Gaming, so ESPN Bet was able to begin operations once PENN converted the platform. Barstool Sportsbook users had their accounts rolled over to the new platform automatically and won't need to redo their registration.

ESPN Bet launched on November 14, 2023, just in time for the Thanksgiving Day NFL and NBA games.

Leading features of ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona

While there will undoubtedly be future developments and added features coming soon, we've already determined the following as the leading features of ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona out of the gates.

  • Generous welcome bonus: ESPN Bet's welcome bonus is incredibly flexible, allowing players full creativity in making their first wager on the site and awarding $200 in bonus bets to all players.
  • Rewards program: The “PENN Play Program” is one of the premier loyalty programs among sports betting operators. With the opportunity to earn credits towards luxury gifts, hotel, and cruise line stays, special sportsbook offers and promotions, and early access to entertainment presales, enrollment in the program will be a massive benefit to ESPN Bet users in Arizona.
  • Wide array of live betting options: One area where PENN was showing massive expansion with Barstool was with its in-play betting options. By investing in this market, ESPN Bet now has one of the more expansive live betting arrays available to serious sports bettors.

Different kinds of bets on ESPN Bet Sportsbook

ESPN Bet has many different bets to appeal to hardcore and casual bettors alike. Here are some of the different kinds of bets you are able to play on ESPN Bet Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline bets: The most straightforward type of sports wager, moneyline bets simply involve picking the winner of a sporting event. It doesn’t matter how they get to a win, so you won’t have to account for factors like overtime, the number of sets, or the margin of victory. As long as you’ve got the correct winner at the end of the game, your moneyline bet will pay out.
  • Spread bets: Slightly different than a moneyline bet, a spread bet requires betting on the margin of victory. For example, if the Arizona Cardinals are 4.5-point favorites against the Carolina Panthers, Arizona must win by at least five points for a Cardinals spread bet to win. Conversely, if Carolina wins outright or loses by fewer than five points, a Panthers spread bet would win.
  • Totals bets: Instead of picking a winner, a totals or “over/under” bet could be the play for you. In this scenario, you’d be betting on whether or not two teams will combine for over or under a point total predetermined by ESPN Bet.
  • Live bets: Also called “in-play betting,” live bets are wagers placed after the start of a sporting event. While live betting, the odds will be constantly shifting as the game unfolds. Successful live betting involves a keen eye on game flow trends and the ability to make a quick decision to capitalize on a favorable betting line.

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Leading sports you can bet on using ESPN Bet Arizona

PENN has expanded the betting catalog for ESPN Bet users. An impressive 17 sports are available to Arizona players, with markets for esports and other entertainment wagers live and ready.

Here are some of the leading sports you can bet on using ESPN Bet Arizona.

  • Football: Whether it’s a wager on the collegiate or professional ranks, football is the king of North American sports betting. Data collected from Variety.com suggests more than 80% of U.S. sports bettors placed a wager on the NFL in October 2022, vastly outpacing any other league.
  • Golf: Arizona boasts more than 300 golf courses across the state, and as a regular stop on the PGA Tour, there are loads of opportunities to bet on golf, whether or not the event takes place within the state borders.
  • Baseball: Whether it’s hosting Cactus League teams during Spring Training, the Wildcats or Sun Devils in the College World Series, or the Diamondbacks once the MLB season begins, Arizona is a hotbed for baseball, and the betting trends reflect the state’s love of the game.
  • Basketball: Similar to baseball, basketball is ever-popular in Arizona at the college and professional ranks alike. The Phoenix Mercury are one of the WNBA’s most successful franchises, the Phoenix Suns rank fifth in NBA win percentage as a franchise, and both the men’s and women’s programs at the University of Arizona are popular picks during March Madness.

The ESPN Bet betting app in Arizona

Betting apps in Arizona offer a convenient way to play on the go. More than 80% of sports bets are placed online with roughly 60% being made through a betting app. Many AZ sportsbooks have now optimized their platforms for mobile users making apps the superior way to place a wager.

ESPN Bet's app is now live in Arizona and the early reviews are glowing. iOS reviewers rated the app a 4.9/5 while Android users found similar favorability at 4.8/5. Since these ratings are similar to those at FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and Caesars (which have a virtual stranglehold on the Arizona market), there's a major opportunity for ESPN Bet to secure market share if these scores stay high.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on iOS

The ESPN Bet app is live and free to download! Here's how to install it on your iOS device today.

  1. Log into the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Search for “ESPN Bet” and select the correct app. Keep in mind the app may be listed as “ESPN Bet sportsbook.” Since the app hasn’t been listed as of writing, we don’t yet know the app’s name.
  3. Press “Get” then “Install.”

After the download is complete, you’ll be prompted to log in with your existing account credentials or to register for a new account.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on Android

The ESPN Bet app is already impressing Android users with its speed and navigability. Here’s how you can download it and experience the optimal way to wager with ESPN Bet today!

  1. Access the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “ESPN Bet” and select the correct app. Keep in mind the app may be listed as “ESPN Bet sportsbook.” Since the app hasn’t been listed as of writing, we don’t yet know the app’s name.
  3. Press “Install” and let the download run its course.

Once the installation finishes, you’ll be able to create a new account or log in with the account ID and password you used for creating the account.

Can I bet on AZ college sports with ESPN Bet?

Yes, you can bet on AZ college sports with ESPN Bet. As part of the state’s sports betting bill, the Arizona legislature decided to approve betting on collegiate athletics, including for in-state teams.

Arizona has four NCAA Division I schools: the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and Northern Arizona University. Markets involving each of these programs are listed on ESPN Bet's pages

ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona payment options

PENN Entertainment has made a noticeable upgrade to the banking methods available on the ESPN Bet platform, with some similar to those at other sportsbook operators in the state but a few that aren't as commonly available.

Here are some of the most popular payment options at ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona.


  • ESPN Bet Play+: Play+ prepaid cards allow bettors to self-impose betting limits with how much money they choose to hold on said cards. In addition to using a Play+ card to make a deposit, you’ll be able to withdraw winnings to the card almost immediately, then use the card to withdraw cash from a participating ATM.
  • Credit/debit cards: Barstool Sportsbook previously accepted Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards for deposits, but these options weren’t available for withdrawals. Few sportsbooks will allow withdrawal to a card, so this isn’t out of the ordinary. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to browse the withdrawal methods below to find what works best for you.
  • Cash: Cash deposits will only work in person. Since Barstool Sportsbook had a retail location at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, PENN will likely convert that cage to the new ESPN Bet skin. When making a deposit, you’ll need to have a government-issued photo ID with you.


  • PayPal: PayPal is the most commonly-accepted e-wallet among sportsbooks, likely due to its lengthy history (PayPal first started transaction services in 1998 under the brand name “Confinity”). In many cases, you’ll be able to have funds land in your PayPal account the same day you submit a withdrawal request.
  • Check: If you’re someone who prefers to have a paper copy of everything, ESPN Bet will mail you a check with your winnings. Keep in mind that the check will be sent via USPS, so it may take a bit longer to get to you than with some of the other methods.
  • Online banking: Linking your bank account to your ESPN Bet account will allow you to transfer funds quickly and securely. With most national banks, you’ll be able to access winnings in 3-5 days or less.

Customer support at ESPN Bet Sportsbook AZ

ESPN is very protective of its brand, so anything shy of top-notch customer service won’t be accepted. You'll be able to find a detailed, easy-to-access FAQ section explaining the rewards program, how to work around any account difficulties, how to practice responsible gambling in Arizona, and more on the ESPN Bet site and in the mobile app.

However, if you can’t find what you need in that section, ESPN Bet also has email and phone support options available. There isn't yet a support chat feature implemented with the site, though that could come in a future update.

Our rating of ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona


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Betting AZ has given ESPN Bet Sportsbook Arizona an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. This rating is based on the following criteria:

  • Welcome Bonus - Rating 5/5:

    The ESPN BET Arizona promo is a generous 200% deposit match up to $500, simple eligibility, automatic cashback inclusion, and the inclusive terms making it attractive for first-time depositors.

  • Payment options - Rating 4/5: The list of accepted banking methods is certainly reasonable, and we expect payout times will follow suit in the coming days and weeks. Having Venmo available is a smart choice. 
  • Sportsbook app - Rating 5/5: We were certainly surprised to see very little buzz around the sportsbook app and betting platform prior to ESPN Bet's launch, but we've been astonished by the rollout. The app has so far proven to be reliable, enjoyable, and intuitive for new and seasoned bettors alike.  
  • Variety & Features - Rating 4/5: With an impressive 17 sports betting markets available, a loyalty program for returning users, and many promos available on the site, it's safe to say ESPN Bet should impress players and continue to innovate in the gambling space.
  • Customer Support - Rating 4/5: Without a 24/7 support chat on the website, we can’t score a full "5" here. However, we found response times to be adequate through both phone and email options, which was particularly impressive as we contacted on launch day when things were likely their most service-heavy.


When did ESPN Bet launch in Arizona?

ESPN Bet launched in Arizona on November 14, 2023. The launch was part of PENN Entertainment's 17-state rollout that included a total conversion of the Barstool Sportsbook platform.

Can I bet on golf at ESPN Bet?

Yes, you can bet on golf at ESPN Bet. The sportsbook carries 17 different sports on the platform, including golf; you'll also be able to wager on esports events and entertainment markets,

Why does ESPN Bet in Arizona give bonuses?

ESPN Bet in Arizona gives bonuses to motivate new users to register with the sportsbook and to invigorate existing users to keep placing bets on the platform.

How safe is it to bet on ESPN Bet in AZ?

It is very safe to bet on ESPN Bet in AZ following the launch in the state. The Arizona Department of Gaming oversees all gambling operations in the AZ, and in order to maintain its licensure, ESPN Bet will be required to comply with strict cybersecurity standards to protect customers’ personal and financial information. You can trust your data to be encrypted at all times and stored behind firewalls and SSL certificates.

How old do you have to be to bet on ESPN Bet in Arizona?

You have to be at least 21 years old to bet on ESPN Bet in Arizona. AZ state law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from placing or attempting to place a sports bet, and there are harsh penalties in place including fines and driver’s license suspension for those found in violation.