Fanatics Sportsbook officially begins its venture into the Maryland betting market when its retail sportsbook opens at FedEx Field. Fanatics is now the 1st sportsbook in the country to open a retail sportsbook in an NFL stadium.
The news comes on the heels of Maryland reporting an online December handle of $478.2 million during its first month of operations. Fanatics has the licenses for online wagering, but Fanatics hasn’t announced when the app, Fanatics, will be live.
Fanatics joins BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars, TwinSpires, Barstool Sportsbook, BetRivers, and PointsBet as the only sportsbooks with retail shops in Maryland.
The sports licensing maverick plans to open the retail sportsbook seven days per week from 10 am to 12 am. The sportsbook will be open during Commanders’ games–NFL Commerical Gambling Policy strictly prohibits customers from making bets during the game, and no action will be taken during Washington football games.
The Washington Commanders home offers Maryland sports bettors an additional professional sports venue to place physical wagers – William Hill operates retail sportsbooks at Capital One Arena (Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals) and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals).
Fanatics becomes the eighth retail sportsbook operating and enters a market that saw an $18.2 million handle during December. BetFred and betParx have planned 2023 retail launches, allowing for more opportunities for Old Line State bettors to enjoy in 2023.
Does Fanatics retail sportsbook have a Promo code?
No, they do not offer promos of any kind. Retail sportsbook operators don’t usually provide bonuses other than the standard meal and drink comps.
Do I have to be physically present to make a bet?
Yes, you must be physically present to wager at Fanatics sportsbook. You aren’t allowed to phone in the bet. Fanatics does have an online license, but until the app called Fanatics goes live, you must be physically present to wager.
What makes a bet valid at Fanatics?
A bet is valid or “live” from when you leave the counter. Double-check the ticket before leaving the counter for any mistakes you or the ticket writer made and correct them before leaving the counter—once the bettor walks away, the ticket is live, and any errors won’t be refunded.
Can I wager on college sports at Fanatics?
Yes, you can wager on college sports at Fanatics. The Old Line State allows sports bettors to wager on college sporting events, including instate contests.
What kind of bets can I make at Fanatics?
Aside from the standard Side-Over/Under/ML wagers, Fanatics will also offer a wide array of options such as prop bets, SGP parlays, parlays, teasers, futures, accumulators, round-robin, and pleaser wagers.
Can I make a live wager at Fanatics?
Yes, you can make a live wager. Walk up to the counter and place your wager the same way you would for any other bet. Be sure the ticket is correct before leaving the counter, and you are good.
How do I collect my winnings?
You collect your winnings one of two ways–either by physically presenting yourself and the winning ticket at the counter or a winning ticket can be mailed into the book for payment. Be sure to have proof of identification, and the winning ticket will be paid immediately.