Governor Larry Hogan placed the first bet and officially inaugurated sports betting in the state.
US.- MGM Resorts International and BetMGM have announced that legalised sports betting is now live at MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The company has launched the BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge, which features video walls, sports betting kiosks, and mobile food and beverages operations.
Governor Larry Hogan placed the state’s first bet, placing a futures wager on the Washington Football Team to face the Baltimore Ravens in the 2022 Big Game.
Hogan said: “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.”
BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “The BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge at MGM National Harbor is a key component to making the Capital Region one of the country’s premier sports betting hubs. In partnership with the MGM National Harbor team, we’ve designed a world-class destination for sports fans.”
Vice president of BetMGM marketing for MGM Resorts International, Chris Gumiela, commented: “As we celebrate MGM National Harbor’s fifth anniversary, the addition of sports betting further strengthens our reputation as the DMV’s premier entertainment destination. We’re proud to provide our guests a one-of-a-kind experience while bringing more jobs and revenue to the state.”
Another sportsbook will open in Maryland tomorrow (December 10): FanDuel, Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel.