WYOMISSING, PA – Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) (“Penn National” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Sportradar, the global provider of sports data and content, to use official National Football League (“NFL”) data on the Company’s sports betting platforms. As part of the partnership, Penn National has the ability to offer a wide array of live, in-game wagering options on NFL games at its retail sports betting locations and on its Barstool Sportsbook app, which is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2020.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Sportradar for NFL data in advance of the upcoming football season,” said Jon Kaplowitz, Senior Vice President of Penn National’s interactive gaming division. “Delivering official NFL data to our growing, loyal audience, including over 66 million Barstool fans and our 20 million casino customers, will provide tremendous wagering opportunities where we operate sports books across the country.”
The partnership will allow Penn National to use the official NFL play-by-play data feed for live in-game wagers on the Company’s sports betting platforms.
“Penn National is at the forefront of sports betting in the US, and we are delighted to extend our partnership to include official NFL data,” said Neale Deeley, Vice President of US Sales and Gaming, Sportradar. “We look forward to working together and providing a unique betting experience for their loyal customers during the upcoming NFL season and beyond.”
About Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in 41 gaming and racing properties in 19 states and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. We also offer live sports betting at our properties in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Company will soon launch its Barstool Sports book app and products, allowing it to leverage the Barstool brand and marketing engine to drive meaningful market share, as the product is introduced across our leading customer loyalty program, mychoice, with 20 million casino customers and Barstool’s audience of over 66 million loyal fans. In total, Penn National’s properties feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 hotel rooms. In addition, the Company operates an interactive gaming division through its subsidiary, Penn Interactive Ventures, LLC, which launched iCasino in Pennsylvania and, through strategic partnerships, operates online sports betting in Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.