What types of sports betting locations are there in Maryland?
There are several types of sports betting locations gamblers will find throughout Maryland. Most of them are based at casinos, but there are some other options available as well.
Despite having 12 online sportsbooks in the state, only five have in-person locations at Maryland casinos. Additionally, only five of the six Maryland casinos have a sportsbook partner, the lone exception being the Rocky Gap Casino in Flintstone. Rocky Gap completed an ownership change in July 2023, but the new owners have not indicated any intent to apply for a sports betting license.
BetMGM, Caesars, ESPN Bet, FanDuel, and TwinSpires are all available at in-person facilities, and TwinSpires does not operate a mobile sportsbook platform in Maryland. You can find these sportsbooks at the MGM National Harbor, Horseshoe Casino, Hollywood Casino Perryville, Maryland Live! Casino, and Ocean Downs Casino, respectively.
Betting lounges are typically run at bars and restaurants to provide a more laid-back vibe than casino betting facilities.
Long Shot’s has a partnership with Betfred Sportsbook for its sports betting lounge. The venue has 12 betting kiosks and a betting window to place your wagers, along with an 80-panel TV wall to watch your bets play out.
Similarly, Greenmount Station is the home of betPARX Sportsbook, launching sports betting in August 2023. In addition to the sportsbook, you’ll also be able to get your name on the Beer Club Wall of Fame for trying at least 75 of the different beers available at the bar (though you absolutely shouldn’t try them all in one sitting).
betPARX also has operations at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in both Canton and Towson.
Bingo World offers sports gambling in a different part of the facility than the bingo hall, as players must be at least 21 years old to bet on sports (Maryland law allows those 18+ to participate in bingo games). Each of the 12 betting kiosks is available daily from 10 AM to midnight.
Though not technically in Maryland, Riverboat on the Potomac is right across the river in Colonial Beach, VA and is a popular place for Marylanders to make their wagers. The venue previously housed PointsBet Sportsbook, but PointsBet is transitioning to the Fanatics Sportsbook label. Riverboat should have the transition completed before May 2024.
Fanatics was the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium, partnering with the Washington Commanders to open at FedEx Field. The Fanatics lounge is an excellent location to watch games and make your bets; you’ll find 21 self-service kiosks to partner with the eight betting windows in the lounge.
Other betting partnerships
Caesars Sportsbook was quick to announce a sports betting partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, which makes sense given Horseshoe’s close proximity to M&T Bank Stadium. Signage promoting the sportsbook is visible throughout the stadium, and a suite is available for VIP Caesars guests. However, there is not yet an on-site betting option within the arena.
The SuperBook Bar and Restaurant opens at the same time as the gates before Baltimore Orioles games. SuperBook was able to open the lounge ahead of the 2023 season, but the venue has stopped short of being a full-blown retail sportsbook. Players instead will have to use the SuperBook app.