Ohio Fines Penn Entertainment for Barstool Violations

Barstool Sportsbook seems to have a cloud hanging over its head. The company courted controversy in the Plainridge Park Casino License, and Ohio regulators recently fined the sportsbook $250,000 for promotions on campus.

Barstool Sportsbook, part of Penn Entertainment, marketed its service to University of Toledo college students, a no-no in the state. The Ohio Casino Control Commission has since fined Penn a hefty $250,000.

The incident stems when Barstool hosted its Barstool College Football Show on the University of Toledo’s campus November 15.

During the program, Barstool promoted pre-registration, with cash bonuses that could be used at Penn casinos. Ohio laws bar advertising sports betting on college campuses.

Penn operates four casinos or racinos in Ohio: Hollywood Casinos in Toledo and in Youngstown, Columbus and Dayton. Penn has 30 days to challenge the decision or enroll in a mediation program.

Penn spokesman, Eric Schippers, told the Columbus Dispatch the company “looks forward to the opportunity to address this directly with the Ohio Casino Control Commission through its regulatory process.”