About Ocean Downs Casino in Maryland
Ocean Downs Casino, situated near Ocean City in Berlin, Maryland, is the centerpiece of the state's beach resort community. It has deep roots in Maryland horse racing betting. During the 1940s, the US experienced a surge in harness racing, fueled by the advent of pool betting and nighttime lights.
This enthusiasm led to the establishment of Ocean Downs. Today, live and historical racing is a significant segment of Churchill Downs Inc., the owning company of the casino.
Besides racing, Ocean Downs provides a vast array of slot machines and table games. A modern sportsbook section also caters to Maryland sports betting enthusiasts. But the casino is more than just a gambling hub. It features fine dining restaurants with diverse cuisines and a sizable venue for events and meetings.
Coupled with extensive free parking, including motorcoach parking, Ocean Downs stands as both an entertainment giant and a prime location for business or group visits.
Can I bet on sports at the Ocean Downs Casino?
Yes, Maryland sports betting is available at Ocean Downs Casino. With the TwinSpires partnership, the casino features a comprehensive sportsbook equipped with large-screen TVs and self-service betting kiosks. This retail Maryland sportsbook section allows visitors to place bets on a range of professional, collegiate sports, and global events.
Previously, Marylanders could only bet on the Kentucky Derby via TwinSpires. Now, with TwinSpires' expansive offerings, Ocean Downs stands as a premier betting platform in the state, ensuring an unparalleled sports betting experience.
Ocean Downs Casino and TwinSpires Sportsbook partnership
In December 2021, TwinSpires, a top online platform, collaborated with Ocean Downs to introduce a retail sportsbook. While Maryland sports enthusiasts had been using TwinSpires for some time, this new alliance brought added features to Ocean Downs, such as 26 wide-screen TVs and 20 self-betting kiosks.
Churchill Downs Inc., which owns both Ocean Downs and TwinSpires, has enhanced the casino's offerings with a cutting-edge sports betting section through this partnership. Now, Ocean Downs visitors can access TwinSpires' premier products, deals, and promotions. This collaboration solidified Maryland as the ninth state to house the TwinSpires sportsbook.
What other types of gambling does the Ocean Downs Casino offer?