Maryland Sports Betting: Baltimore Orioles Want In-Stadium Wagering, Commanders Earn Another Approval

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles announced a partnership with SuperBook Sports, the operator of both an online sports betting website and the “World’s Largest Sportsbook” in Las Vegas.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2022 2:49 PM ET Read Time: 2 min
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The spread of sports betting in Maryland could mean gamblers are getting action down next year at both the retro-classic confines of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the home of the Washington Commanders. 

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles announced a partnership with SuperBook Sports, the operator of both an online sports betting website and the “World’s Largest Sportsbook” in Las Vegas.

The partnership includes a sports-betting lounge at Camden Yards that is expected to open in 2023, pending approval from Maryland regulators.

“The sports lounge will be highlighted by a social atmosphere, including food and beverages, as well as a comfortable seating for fans to enjoy the game and place live sports bets,” a press release said. “It will feature the amenities and viewing experience of a live sportsbook with the ability to place bets from the palm of your hand.”

Camden Yards is one of the 17 physical entities that are entitled to a license for legal sports betting in Maryland. The state’s sports-betting law allows for up to 47 retail sportsbook licenses and 60 mobile wagering permits to be issued. However, online sports betting may not legally launch in Maryland until 2023

Nonetheless, the home of the Orioles will be one of several professional sports venues that will permit sports betting to take place on its premises, another of which will be the stadium of the National Football League’s Washington Commanders.  

Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission awarded retail sportsbook licenses on Wednesday to Maryland Stadium Sub LLC and Chesapeake Gaming LLC.

Maryland Stadium Sub is the company behind the planned sportsbook at  FedEx Field in Landover, Md., the home of the Commanders. The company’s sole owner is Daniel Snyder, the majority owner of the team.

Tasks to manage

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) found both Maryland Stadium Sub and Chesapeake Gaming qualified for sports-betting licenses earlier this month. Chesapeake Gaming plans to take wagers at its off-track betting facility in Boonsboro, Md. 

But exactly when either facility will start taking action remains to be seen, as there are several regulatory steps to come. While six brick-and-mortar facilities are authorized to accept wagers in Maryland and are already doing so, the prelude to launching takes time and includes a controlled demonstration of bookmaking operations. 

“Three off-track betting venues — Riverboat on the Potomac (Charles County), Long Shot’s (Frederick County) and Greenmount Station (Carroll County) — have been found qualified and have been awarded licenses, and are preparing to open,” Maryland Lottery and Gaming noted in a press release on Wednesday. “Those three facilities, along with Maryland Stadium Sub and Chesapeake Gaming, are completing construction and working closely with Maryland Lottery and Gaming staff to complete numerous procedural tasks that are required before they are permitted to launch.”

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