BetRivers Sportsbook Opens Retail Location in Maryland
Bingo World and Rush Street Interactive, Inc. have announced that BetRivers Sportsbook Maryland is live at Bingo World in Maryland. However, it won't be available online for the time being.
Getting Commission Approval
Before receiving a wagering license from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, Bingo World in Brooklyn Park (Anne Arundel County) completed two days of “controlled demonstrations.” These took place on July 21 and July 25.
To wager at the new retail sportsbook, you’ll need to be 21 years of age.
According to Bingo World and Rush Street, you’ll be able to “place a wide array of bets at the new retail sportsbook on a variety of U.S. and worldwide sporting events, including parlays, prop bets, and in-game bets, through 12 self-service kiosks as well as three over-the-counter machines to place bets.”
“We are so excited and honored to be the first operator outside of a casino to offer Maryland residents a retail sportsbook,” Randy Clemens, President of Bingo World, said in a news release. “Together with our partners at RSI, we can offer bettors a world-class in-person sports betting experience at the BetRivers sportsbook and lounge.”
At the launch, alongside Clemens was former Baltimore Ravens player Qadry Ismail, BetRivers Director of B2B Services Adam Glass, Maryland State Senator Pamela Beidle, Maryland House of Delegates Member Nicholaus Kipke, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, and “long time” Bingo World Ms. Myra Harris.
Ismail, a Super Bowl champion, made the first wager.
“This new sportsbook is a huge win for avid sports fans in Baltimore and beyond,” Ismail said in a statement. “Betting has become such a big part of the sports world and now Ravens Fans and other bettors can come here to be entertained and enjoy the wide variety of betting options BetRivers will offer.”
More on the BetRivers Sportsbook
Inside the 3,000-square-foot sportsbook is the following:
- Lounge area with 32 theater-style seats.
- A “generous” bar with seating and high tops.
- 21 hi-def video screens “that surround the space airing multiple sporting events concurrently and streaming BetRivers odds boards”.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bingo World to launch the BetRivers retail sportsbook in the state of Maryland,” Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI said. “With Bingo World’s brand recognition in the Baltimore area, the easy-to-access venue, and RSI’s award-winning products and services, we look forward to delivering convenient and exciting sports betting options to retail customers and are excited about building trust and loyalty as they become familiar with our award winning product.”
Per the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, Bingo World is “among the 17 entities that were designated in the sports wagering law to conduct sports wagering operations, pending a review of their qualifications to receive licenses, and is the sixth facility to open.”
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