FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies opened a FanDuel Sportsbook inside Sports & Social Maryland at Live! Casino & Hotel in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, signifying the first FanDuel sportsbook in the state.
To mark the milestone occasion, pro football hall-of-famer Ed Reed opened the facility and took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony before placing a ceremonial first $20 Moneyline wager on Dustin Poirier to win at UFC 269.
“Today marks the culmination of more than a year of effort to get sports betting up and running here in the State of Maryland. In addition to allowing Marylanders to bet on football, basketball, and more, sports betting will also help to keep more dollars in-state and will provide another critical revenue source for public education without raising taxes on families and small businesses,” Governor Larry Hogan said.
The FanDuel Sportsbook is located inside Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland’s fan-friendly sports lounge, Sports & Social Maryland. The 14,000 square foot sports lounge features a 100-foot-wide media screen as its centerpiece for some of the best sports watching in the region. Sports & Social Maryland also has two main bars, luxury viewing chairs, and VIP areas surrounded by the largest casino in the state of Maryland. The FanDuel Sportsbook is the perfect addition to Sports & Social Maryland and will feature ten betting windows and 31 IGT PlaySports self-service betting terminals.
“The combination of two powerhouse brands – Live! best known for our premier entertainment venues, and FanDuel for its leading Sportsbook – will offer an unmatched experience for sports betting enthusiasts in the State of Maryland. The launch of the FanDuel Sportsbook, in the heart of Sports & Social Maryland, has been highly anticipated and will provide our guests with the ultimate fan experience,” said Rob Norton, president of Cordish Global Gaming and Live! Casino.
Maryland marks the 13th state where FanDuel offers retail sportsbook locations as Maryland now joins Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
“Our successful partnership continues to expand with today’s launch marking our second state and third location with The Cordish Companies. We are excited to expand our retail footprint to our 13th state by bringing the FanDuel Sportsbook to a world class casino in the heart of Maryland,” said Keith Wall, Vice President of Retail, FanDuel Group.
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