ESPN and Penn Entertainment recently unveiled the new ESPN Bet app, set to launch on November 14. At the ESPN Edge conference in New York, executives from both companies discussed how the sportsbook will leverage ESPN’s iconic brand to shake up the sports betting landscape.
Some key features of the app were revealed, including the mint-green color scheme and various product designs. The app will offer a personalized bet tracker, parlay options, and quick bets that can be shared on social media.
One of the app’s unique features will be the inclusion of ESPN talent such as Scott Van Pelt, Elle Duncan, and Pat McAfee, whose picks of the day will be displayed for users. The app will also be promoted on ESPN broadcasts, including pregame shows and ‘SportsCenter.’
Penn Entertainment also plans to utilize ESPN’s database of season-long fantasy sports users, with hopes of integrating fantasy player data into the app. While ESPN Bet will be separate from the main ESPN app, the transition between the two will be seamless.
The partnership also aims to tap into audiences that already rely on ESPN for sports coverage, making the app a destination for major sporting events.
Additionally, Penn Entertainment plans to leverage its physical presence through its land-based casinos, aligning with Disney’s physical destinations in an effort to provide an all-inclusive betting experience.
With these strategies in mind, ESPN Bet aims to utilize ESPN’s brand and audience to elevate the sportsbook, making it a significant player in the sports betting market.