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Philadelphia and Chicago are getting Barstool Sports-branded sports bars, according to the Pennsylvania-based gaming company that owns a minority stake in the company.
The announcement came as Penn National Gaming, the Wyomissing-based casino operator that bought a 36% stake in Barstool last year, was delivering its second-quarter 2021 earnings report earlier this week.
"We are making progress on the build out of stand-alone Barstool-branded sports bars, with the initial locations in Philadelphia and Chicago scheduled to open later this year," PNG president and CEO Jay Snowden told investors Thursday.
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Additional details about when and where the two pilot locations would crop up or what the venues might look like was not immediately available. FOX Business has reached out to the company for comment.
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Overall, the company said it expects additional growth in the near future – with its Barstool Sportsbook and iCasino apps as it looks to online gaming to continue to bolster its core business model.