HomeESPN Bet Vermont

Disclaimer: ESPN Bet sportsbook has not launched in Vermont yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where ESPN Bet is live and legal.

ESPN Bet VT bonus

Expected bonus: $200 in bonus bets
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: ESPN Bet
Legal in Vermont: No
Partner in Vermont: N/A
Payment methods:

In August 2023, ESPN and PENN Entertainment agreed to a 10-year partnership to launch ESPN Bet, a newly branded sports betting site for bettors across the United States. Barstool Sportsbook, the platform PENN Entertainment previously operated, was rebranded as ESPN Bet and the new platform launched in November 2023.

With Vermont launching sports betting on January 11, 2024, ESPN Bet was one of five sportsbook operators to apply for licensing in the state. However, there were some issues with the paperwork that prevented ESPN Bet from launching on Day One. For now, the bookie is in limbo while awaiting further approval and a clear path to a Vermont launch.

Is ESPN Bet Sportsbook licensed in VT?

No, ESPN Bet is not licensed in Vermont just yet. In September 2023, the sportsbook applied for licensing in the state. Given PENN’s stature in the sports betting industry, we fully expect ESPN Bet to gain market access in VT, though it unfortunately didn't get the go-ahead for the launch of Vermont sports betting in January 2024.

What is the ESPN Bet promo in Vermont?

When ESPN Bet launches in Vermont, their promo will be $200 in bonus bets following a player's first wager with the sportsbook. Example: Register for a new ESPN Bet account in Vermont, open and log into the website or mobile app, make a real-money deposit of at least $10, and place your first bet of any kind on the sportsbook. ESPN Bet will then award your four bonus bets valued at $50 each (totaling $200 in bonus bets) within 72 hours of placing your first wager.

What is ESPN Bet?

ESPN Bet is a new sports betting site that replaced Barstool Sportsbook. After PENN and Barstool Sports parted ways in August 2023, PENN swiftly partnered with ESPN to launch ESPN Bet, locking in a 10-year deal that could be worth as much as $2 billion.

The new ESPN Bet platform rolled out on November 14, 2023, with Barstool users automatically having their accounts rolled over to the new platform.

Based on the early success seen in other states, ESPN Bet is poised to be extremely competitive with other top sports betting operators once they launch in Vermont.

Opening an account at ESPN Bet in Vermont and claiming their bonus

ESPN Bet's registration process may have slightly different steps depending on the state where you're playing, but there are a few points that apply regardless of state lines. The entire registration process should take you around 10 minutes to complete, after which point you can make a deposit, place your first wager on the site, and claim the welcome bonus.

Here's a brief overview of the expected steps for users in Vermont to register for ESPN Bet and access the welcome offer.

  1. Visit the ESPN Bet website or open their mobile app: To begin, visit the ESPN Bet website or launch their mobile app. We'll update this page with a link that will open the registration form in a new tab.
  2. Fill out the required information: During the registration process, you will be required to furnish various pieces of information. This will your complete legal name, residential address, contact number, and/or email address, as well as the last four digits of your Social Security number. You can save time typing this information in by uploading a copy of your driver's license or passport; otherwise, you will need to type it in manually and upload a picture of yourself.
  3. Claim the welcome promo: After agreeing to the terms of service and submitting your registration, you will need to make a real-money deposit. ESPN Bet has an expansive list of approved payment methods, most of which will move your funds instantaneously. From there, place your first wager on any sport, odds listing, and bet type of your choosing; 72 hours after placing that bet, ESPN Bet will award you four $50 bonus bets.

What types of wagers are offered at ESPN Bet Sportsbook?

Similar to the majority of Vermont sportsbooks, ESPN Bet is expected to offer a diverse range of betting options for its users. Below are some of the popular bet types that ESPN Bet players will have access to.

  • Moneyline: Betting on moneylines represents the most straightforward form of sports wagering. In essence, it involves predicting the team you believe will emerge as the victor in the game.
  • Point spread: Betting on point spreads introduces a bit more complexity than money lines, though it adheres to a similar underlying principle. When engaging in point spread betting, you're wagering on a team either winning by a specific number of points or losing by a particular margin. For instance, if you place a bet on the New England Patriots to cover their -4.5 spread against the New York Jets, the Patriots must secure a victory by at least five points to cover the spread.
  • Parlays: Betting on parlays offers an excellent opportunity to amplify your winnings without committing a substantial amount of capital. Users can combine multiple distinct bets, whether from the same game or various games within a designated league, to enhance the odds in their favor. If each component of the parlay bet proves successful, it can yield a substantial payout.

How much time will it take for my ESPN Bet bonus to be credited?

As part of the welcome bonus in other states, ESPN Bet will credit the bonus to your account within 72 hours. This length of time is somewhat of an industry expectation for welcome bonuses, though if the offer changes, so too could the time it takes for the bonus credits to land.

How do I fix issues if the ESPN Bet Vermont bonus is not working?

When encountering difficulties with a promotional offer that isn't functioning correctly, there are several steps users can follow to resolve the issue. Firstly, it's crucial to thoroughly review the terms and conditions associated with the promotion, as they typically provide comprehensive guidance on how to fully utilize the offer.

Next, the offer may require you to wait 72 hours after placing your first wager for the bonus funds to arrive. If this time length has not passed, you will need to keep waiting.

If you've already reviewed the terms and conditions and continue to experience difficulties in activating the betting bonus in Vermont, reaching out to the operator via their customer service portal is typically an effective solution. This approach usually resolves the issue.

Will you be able to bet on college sports in Vermont with ESPN Bet?

Yes, VT bettors will be able to wager on college sports through ESPN Bet. However, VT users may not wager on collegiate programs within the state, unless they’re participating in an out-of-state tournament (i.e. March Madness).

Best sports leagues you will be able to bet on using ESPN Bet Vermont

ESPN Bet offers its users 17 sports on its platform with additional markets for esports and other entertainment programming. Many of the top domestic and international leagues will be covered with potential for future expansion given ESPN's standing as the "Worldwide Leader in Sports."

Below, we outline where we anticipate the primary action will unfold for ESPN Bet users in VT.

  • Football: Betting on football has become a way of life for sports enthusiasts nationwide, and Vermont will likely follow suit. VT users will have the opportunity to place bets on any NFL team of their choice, as well as on college football teams located outside the state.
  • Basketball: While basketball betting may not enjoy the same level of popularity as football, it still offers exciting opportunities for sports bettors throughout the year. Events like the NBA postseason and March Madness draw sports enthusiasts from across the country.
  • Baseball: When October arrives and the MLB postseason kicks off, baseball betting gains popularity as a fan favorite. In Vermont, most MLB wagering is likely to revolve around the Boston Red Sox.
  • Hockey: Although hockey may not be the most widely followed sport in the United States, Vermont boasts a dedicated fanbase for the Boston Bruins. Consequently, we anticipate Vermont bettors showing keen interest in the Bruins during the NHL season.

The ESPN Bet betting app in Vermont

After the official launch of ESPN Bet in the state, users will have access to the Vermont mobile betting app. Utilizing the ESPN Bet app will prove to be the most convenient method for placing bets with the operator.

The ESPN Bet app will be readily downloadable on both iOS and Android devices, and there is no cost associated with installation.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on iOS

  1. Open the App Store: Launch the App Store on your iOS device and initiate a search for "ESPN Bet" in the search bar.
  2. Open the app and log in: Once you spot the app, tap the "Get" button adjacent to it. Subsequently, press "Install" and patiently wait for the app to download onto your device. Upon completion of the download, launch the app and log in using your ESPN Bet username and password.
  3. Turn on location services: Make sure to grant the app permission to access your location while in use. This will enable ESPN Bet to verify that you are located within a jurisdiction where they hold the necessary licensing to operate.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on Android

  1. Open the Google Play Store: Visit the Google Play Store using your Android device. In the search bar, enter "ESPN Bet" and tap the magnifying glass icon to initiate the search.
  2. Open the app and log in: Once you locate the app, select the "Install" button beside it and wait for the application to download onto your device. Once it’s downloaded, open up the application and log in with your ESPN Bet credentials.
  3. Turn on location services: After opening the ESPN Bet app and signing in, you will receive a notification requesting permission to access your location. Activate your location services to allow ESPN Bet to verify that you are located within a state where they possess the required license to operate.

ESPN Bet Sportsbook Vermont probable payment options

ESPN Bet's payment options may vary slightly from state to state due to subtle differences in the laws governing those jurisdictions. For example, in Massachusetts, players are prohibited from making a sportsbook deposit with a credit card.

Keeping this in mind, we can predict the banking options that are likely to become available to Vermont players, drawing insight from the choices available in other states.


  • Bank transfer
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Venmo
  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • Play+ Prepaid Card
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash at a retail location


  • Bank transfer
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Venmo
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • Play+ Prepaid Card
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash at a retail location
  • Skrill

Customer support at ESPN Bet Sportsbook VT

Registered ESPN Bet users can anticipate exceptional customer service and support. Though there isn't a live chat currently available, such a system could be installed to complement the comprehensive list of frequently asked questions on the site that addresses common issues.

Additionally, sportsbook users can communicate with the ESPN Bet support team via phone call or through email assistance.

Live chat:  Not yet available
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  844-953-2121
Twitter:  @ESPNBet


Can you bet on the NFL on ESPN Bet?

Yes, VT users will be able to wager on the NFL through ESPN Bet.

What is the minimum deposit at ESPN Bet in VT?

ESPN bet users will be required to deposit at least $10 into their accounts to get started making wagers on the platform. This minimum applies to all deposit methods except for a wire transfer which requires a deposit of at least $10,000.

Will ESPN Bet in Vermont give good odds?

Yes, ESPN Bet will offer Vermont users competitive odds on various betting markets.

Will ESPN Bet have any retail betting venues in VT?

No, there are no prospective ESPN Bet retail locations scheduled to open in Vermont any time soon.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry