Whereas the look ahead to authorized cell sports activities betting choices continues for Marylanders, a sixth retail sportsbook grew to become obtainable this week, as Rush Avenue Interactive partnered with Baltimore’s Bingo World to formally launch the BetRivers sportsbook on Monday, changing into the primary non-casino sportsbook in Maryland.
“Being the primary non-casino retail sportsbook in Maryland is a testomony to each the RSI and Bingo World groups collaborating and dealing with the Maryland Lottery Gaming Management Company to deliver this launch ahead,” Adam Glass, BetRivers’ director of business-to-business companies, informed Sports activities Deal with by way of electronic mail. “Whereas many different operators appear disinterested in retail sportsbooks, RSI believes retail over the long run is a good enterprise and helps to develop participant base.”
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Bingo World President Randy Clemens shared comparable pleasure in regards to the launch in a press launch.
“We’re so excited and honored to be the primary operator outdoors of a on line casino to supply Maryland residents a retail sportsbook,” Clemens mentioned. “Along with our companions at RSI, we are able to provide bettors a world-class in-person sports activities betting expertise on the BetRivers sportsbook and lounge.
BetRivers’ new location turns into the second retail sportsbook within the Baltimore space, becoming a member of Horseshoe On line casino (Caesars Sportsbook). The opposite 4 brick-and-mortar sportsbooks presently stay in Maryland are Hollywood On line casino Perryville (Barstool Sportsbook), MGM Nationwide Harbor (BetMGM), Stay! On line casino (FanDuel), and Ocean Downs On line casino (TwinSpires).
Different non-casino sportsbooks coming
Lengthy Shot’s, an off-track betting location in Frederick, just lately introduced a partnership with Betfred. Lengthy Shot’s expects to open a short lived retail sportsbook by soccer season, with its everlasting sportsbook anticipated to open in early 2023. The 8,800-square-foot area will embody theater-style seating for purchasers to take pleasure in.
“We have been on the forefront of bringing sports activities betting to Maryland and particularly Frederick,” Lengthy Shot’s CEO Alyse Cohen mentioned in a launch. “We’re thrilled to open a sportsbook at Lengthy Shot’s in partnership with Betfred Sports activities. We’re proud that Lengthy Shot’s is among the premier off-track betting places within the state and we sit up for reaching comparable success with sports activities wagering. Lengthy Shot’s is not going to solely enhance the native financial system, however contribute to enhancing the training of our college students.”
Betfred will open a retail sportsbook in Maryland at Lengthy Shot’s OTB in Frederick, the corporate introduced earlier immediately; the non permanent e book is predicted to open through the 2022 soccer season; Betfred additionally expects to launch on-line sports activities betting in MD as soon as accepted
— Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) July 6, 2022
Riverboat-on-the-Potomac (PointsBet) and Greenmount Station every have retail sports activities wagering facility licenses, and every location is predicted to launch within the “close to future,” based on the Maryland Lottery.
Cell coming quickly?
A cell sports activities betting launch in Maryland remains to be possible not less than a month away. The Sports activities Wagering Utility Overview Fee meets on Aug. 17, and that assembly may result in a extra concrete timeline for the anticipated launch of authorized cell sportsbooks.
Gov. Larry Hogan just lately referred to as out the SWARC for its sluggish march towards a cell launch, urging the fee to permit cell sportsbooks to go stay by the beginning of the 2022 NFL season. That timeline feels optimistic, as a public remark interval on sports activities betting guidelines will final by way of Aug. 29. Barring a late push, launching earlier than Sept. 8 is extremely unlikely.
Given the present info, cell sportsbooks will in all probability go stay in Maryland someday through the NFL season somewhat than earlier than Week 1.