Barstool Chicago Bar In River North Will Be Open To The Public This Weekend, Per Dave Portnoy
Portnoy, who will be in Chicago for the start, made the announcement on The Dave Porthoo Show. Essentially, the bar will only be available on Fridays.
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You will need to be vaccinated in order to enter, as the city of Chicago implemented an indoor vaccine mandate effective Jan. 3.
And for those wondering, no, you will not be able to register for a Barstool Sportsbook account at the bar. That is only possible at Hollywood Casino Aurora.
However, with numerous TV screens, drinks, and food, the table will have a financial casino feel. Those who already have Barstool installed on their phone can place bets it, but those who do not may currently have no luck.
In-person registration goes away on March 5. Then, it will be possible to register for any online sportsbook in Illinois from a mobile device.
The bar will be located at the old Henry’s at 18 W Hubbard St. River North sees plenty of foot traffic, so one would expect this spot to be a hit.
Penn National Gaming President and CEO Jay Snowden said near the end of 2021:
In the upcoming months, we plan to open the first two stand-alone Barstool-branded sports bars in Philadelphia and Chicago, which will be an expansion of our omni-channel approach to more focused, adaptable, and highly valued locations. & rdquo,
Portnoy made his first trip to the brand-new Barstool Chicago business this year, which is in Lakeview.
Barstool has so far been in Illinois.
While there was still website registration, Barstool debuted in Illinois in March. A few days after, Gov. Pritzker returned with in-person membership.
Barstool suffered more as a result of the determination than any other life operator because new users could only be registered in three weeks. Having said that, Barstool would presently post higher figures in the Land of Lincoln if it had launched earlier.
DraftKings also posted more than four days the control that Barstool did in October as a point of comparison.
Hope Barstool to climb up the ranks once online registration is reinstated. Additionally, the DraftKings Sportsbook will be the only legitimate place to wager in city Chicago until it opens at Wrigley Field, even though it isn’t an official casino.
Additionally, a table is coming to Philadelphia.
As Snowden mentioned, a Barstool Bar is also headed to the City of Brotherly Love.
On his radio, Portnoy also made reference to the Philadelphia table.
That’s going to be at the Brickwall Tavern in the past at 1213 Sansom Street. Not too long after the Chicago starting, it should go live.