A Barstool Chicago Sports Bar Is Coming, And Here’s Where It Will Be Located

Written By Joe Boozell on December 14, 2021Last Updated on January 6, 2022
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Barstool Sports will be opening a bar in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, according to the company’s social media accounts.

Illinois is now home to Barstool Sportsbook. Additionally, even though this bar won & rsquo isn’t technically a retail sportsbook or the location of registration, it will probably feel the same way and be well-liked.

READ MORE:Updates on when the bar will open

PlayPennsylvaniaexclusively reported the Philadelphia location of the Barstool sports bar, and now, we know the precise location of the future Chicago establishment as well.

That will be at 18 W Hubbard Stin River North at the old Henry’s Swing Club, per a Barstool Chicago Instagram story. River North sees plenty of foot traffic in the Windy City.

When the sporting club did available is not yet known. Jay Snowden, president and CEO of Penn National Gaming, stated on a new revenue visit:

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 method to more focused, adaptable, and highly respected locations. & rdquo,

What is the state of Barstool Sportsbook in Illinois?

Over the past two revenue reports, Barstool has passed PointsBet in Illinois to become the fourth-most popular sportsbook in the Land of Lincoln. Barstool recorded $69.8 million in October handle.

It trails DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers in monthly handle by a wide margin. For context, DraftKings Sportsbook notched $315.3 million in October handle.

In terms of monthly income, PointsBet also came in front of Barstool.

Having said that, Barstool has not received favorable treatment from Illinois coverage. Gov. Earlier in April, JB Pritzker reinstated in-person registration, only three weeks after Barstool debuted on March 11. As a result, compared to any of its rivals, Barstool has had much less time to register people electronically.

It’s simple to picture Barstool moving up the profits rankings when online registration returns. And in the upcoming weeks, that will take place.

By March, online membership should be back.

The Illinois House and Senate approved HB 3136 in the slide. The act provides a deadline for in-person register of March 5, 2022.

Also, three anonymous operators applied for online-only sports betting licenses. If the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) issues a license before March 5, that will trigger a return to remote registration.

However, based on prior timelines, we should be aware that the IGB is not anticipated to challenge a license prior to that time.

Once mobile registration is back, the Illinois sports betting market will look a lot different. There will be far more sportsbooks, Barstool will be much more popular, and we might even see a $1 billion handle month this year.

It’s difficult not to be upbeat about the future of IL activities gambling despite all of its twists and turns.

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Boozell, Joe has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene … you can imagine how that went.

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