Barstool Sportsbook uses child to promote gambling on social media account

One of Pennsylvania’s newest online/mobile sportsbooks raised some eyebrows recently over a social media post involving a child.

Late last month, Barstool Sportsbook, a product from Penn National Gaming, posted a photoshopped image of a young child holding a sign that read: “Daddy I need -3.5.” The caption said, “Do it for the children.” The content was later deleted from the sportsbook’s Instagram account.

In Pennsylvania the legal age for sports gambling is 21.

The content was first spotted by a veteran gambling industry journalist and analyst.

The Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, among other responsible gambling advocates, drew attention to the post from Barstool Sportsbook.

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