Disclaimer: Barstool Sportsbook is not yet live in Massachusetts. This review is of expected bonuses and promotions, we will update once Barstool launches in MA.
Barstool online sportsbook may soon be live in Massachusetts for sports fans to wager on a range of US and international leagues and games. The controversial sports media company continues to make the headlines and has already launched sports betting sites in other states after teaming up with Penn National Gaming in 2020.
The sportsbook is available on both mobile and desktop devices, with a smooth interface that’s easy to make your way around. It has around 15-plus sports to bet on, covering all the main types of bets.
Plus, new customers at Barstool Sportsbook in Massachusetts can claim a welcome bonus from the site when signing up. Here’s our full review of the sports betting site and its various features.
Barstool MA’s welcome bonus for new users has two parts. When you create your account, you will receive a $10 join bonus. You can use this to wager on any bet of your choice. Then, when you make your first deposit, you will also qualify for Barstool’s “2 for 1 Player Bonus,” a risk-free first bet for up to $1,000.
The Barstool welcome bonus in Massachusetts is open to all players 21 and older who are within state borders when registering and betting. You’ll receive the following promotion when you sign up:
|Online Sportsbook||Barstool Sportsbook Massachusetts|
|Barstool Promo Code||TBD|
|Welcome Bet||$10 Free Bet|
|Risk Free Bet||Up to $1,000|
The $10 free bet will arrive in your sportsbook wallet as soon as you’ve registered and Barstool Sportsbook has verified your account. You can use this to place any sports bet that takes your fancy, including live bets, props and futures, as long as the bet has odds of -200 or greater.
The next part of the welcome offer will come into play when you make your first bet on the site. Barstool’s “2 for 1 New Player Bonus” means that if your first bet results in a loss, the sportsbook will refund your wager up to a maximum of $1,000. The refund will arrive as bonus cash that you need to play through once to unlock it for withdrawal, and again, your bet must have odds of -200 or longer.
This means that if you were to place a first wager of $150 and the bet lost, Barstool would send you $150 in bonus cash to use on any bet of your choice.
While the Barstool media company may have had some controversial episodes, its sportsbook is trustworthy. It successfully applied for a sports betting license in Massachusetts via the usual channels, and operates under state gambling regulations.
You must be 21 or older and within Massachusetts state lines to bet on the site. Barstool uses your sign-up details and geolocation technology to check both of these factors. Banking transactions use SSL encryption, and the site has a responsible gambling policy that ticks all the boxes when it comes to state guidelines.
To begin betting at Barstool MA Sportsbook, you’ll need an account. Head to the sportsbook site and enter the following information to register:
Select your marketing and contact preferences, then read through Barstool’s terms and conditions. You will then need to confirm your age and location. Barstool will check your information before creating your account.
Barstool makes it easy to place and track bets, access the sportsbook’s cashier and claim promotions from its app. The app is free and available for Android and iOS devices. Here’s how to download the Barstool Sportsbook app.
Head to the Barstool Sportsbook site on your Apple phone or tablet’s mobile browser. A prompt to download the iOS app should appear at the top of the screen. This will redirect you to the App Store to download and install the sportsbook.
Head to the Barstool site same as above, except this time follow the on-screen prompts to download the Android app.
Barstool Sportsbook’s promotions are available in the left-hand menu on the website or the main menu of the app, via the “Promotions” link. This is pretty easy to access and features a variety of offers, all labeled with a brief description and a button to view the terms of the promo.
You will find multiple parlay insurance and free bet offers here, as well as bonus rewards for personalizing your account and taking advantage of other features on the site. Most promos here are based around big annual events and games. So if it’s time for the Super Bowl, for example, expect multiple offers surrounding that.
Barstool is also part of a sportsbook rewards program — mychoice. Sign up to receive one point for every $10 straight bet or every $5 parlay. Points will get you special promotions on the site, Barstool merch or perks at various casino resorts.
Barstool Sportsbook is very similar to other online sportsbooks out there, but we also found a few features that stood out in our review of the site:
You may be familiar with some of the controversy surrounding Barstool, so we won’t go into that too much. There are, however, a couple of other changes we would like to see from the sportsbook:
There are multiple betting options at Barstool, including all of the sportsbook standards:
Yes, the Boston Celtics and the rest of the NBA feature pretty heavily on the Barstool Sportsbook site. Here are a few wagering options you’re likely to find:
Using the Barstool cashier is a pretty fast and simple process. There are online banking, e-wallet and prepaid options available.
All deposits are instant, but some payment methods may come with service fees, so keep that in mind when funding your account. Here are the deposit options at Barstool:
Withdrawals can take up to 10 days at Barstool, which is slower than at some other online sportsbooks. Here are the options for cashing out:
There’s nothing out of the ordinary to report on when it comes to Barstool’s customer support — you can get in touch via live chat, telephone or email. To get started, click on the contact support link on the site to head over to Barstool’s FAQ. This answers questions on promotions, betting and banking. If you need to speak to a customer support representative, hit the contact link at the bottom of the FAQ page.
You can organize temporary cool-off periods or full self-exclusion at Barstool Sportsbook. Do so by clicking the “Responsible Gaming” bar at the top of the site, then scroll to find the self-exclusion section. From there, you’ll find info on how to block your access to Barstool products.
There are other ways to limit your betting at Barstool, such as setting limits on the amount you can wager and deposit. You can also permanently close your sportsbook account by getting in touch with the site’s customer support.
There isn’t the option to bet in-person at Barstool in Massachusetts just yet, but this could change over time. The sportsbook has already opened retail locations in Colorado, Michigan and Indiana, so there’s no reason why this wouldn’t extend to the US.
Considering that Barstool has partnered with Penn National Gaming, and one of the gambling giant’s properties is Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts, it’s likely we would see a Barstool Sportsbook open there when the time came.
Barstool is a solid sportsbook that could be good for new sports bettors, but there also may be higher-quality options available at the moment. If you’re looking for a great online sportsbook without the controversy attached to the Barstool brand, you might want to take a look at DraftKings, FanDuel or BetMGM as an option.
You need to be 21 or older to bet at Barstool or any other legal sportsbook in the state. Barstool will check your age when you sign up for an account.
Yes, from time to time you will see the option to cash out early on a bet in your bet slip. This gives you the option to settle your bet without waiting for the outcome, either to cut your losses or lock in some winnings.
The minimum deposit at Barstool is $10. You can add funds to your account via PayPal, prepaid card, PayNearMe, ACH, online banking and wire transfer via the cashier.
Yes. Encryption technology will protect your payment details when banking, and the sportsbook has a full responsible gambling policy that you can view by clicking the disclaimer bar at the top of the site.
Barstool Sportsbook is a collaboration between the sports media company Barstool and gambling giant Penn National Gaming. The two partnered to create the sportsbook in 2020.