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Penn Entertainment Rockets After Securing Exclusive “ESPN Bet” Trademark Rights

Penn Entertainment, a prominent player in the gambling industry, witnessed a remarkable surge in after-hours trading as it unveiled its acquisition of exclusive rights to utilize the coveted “ESPN Bet” trademark for a decade-long period. This strategic move has set the stage for a significant transformation in the company’s landscape.

In a bold maneuver, Penn Entertainment revealed its plans to reimagine its renowned Barstool Sportsbook app under the banner of ESPN Bet. The rebranding is poised to make waves, further amplified by its strategic promotion across various ESPN platforms. As part of this multifaceted development, Penn Entertainment is orchestrating a transaction that entails divesting its entire stake in Barstool Sports back to its visionary founder, Dave Portnoy.

Underpinning this groundbreaking deal, Penn Entertainment secures a considerable stake in the future, with a 50% entitlement to the gross proceeds emanating from any subsequent sale orchestrated by Portnoy. This financial architecture reflects the company’s savvy approach to securing both its present and future interests.

The resounding impact of this announcement was unmistakable as Penn Entertainment’s shares witnessed an impressive upswing of over 26% following the unveiling of this transformative initiative. This remarkable surge underscores the investment community’s recognition of the strategic acumen and forward-thinking vision that Penn Entertainment is bringing to the table.

As the company navigates this dynamic landscape, the acquisition of “ESPN Bet” trademark rights stands as a testament to Penn Entertainment’s commitment to innovation, strategic partnerships, and its unwavering focus on delivering exceptional value to both its stakeholders and the broader market.


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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay is an American broadcaster, media blogger, and podcast host. Currently, Ruben is the President of MultiMediaMouth.com and the executive producer and host of the popular podcasts You’re My Best Friend and ON AIR with Ruben Jay, exclusively on MultiMediaMouth.com. Follow Ruben on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok @TheRubenJay.

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