Maryland Betting Market Welcomes Betfred and DraftKings

Betfred and Draftkings have announced the launch of their sports betting services in Maryland.

While Betfred's retail sportsbook launched on Friday ( November 18), DraftKings is set to unveil its sportsbook app in the state on November 23.

The operators received the go-ahead to launch in the market after paying the $500,000 application fee and completing the mandatory early access test period, a requirement put in place by the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency.

On September 7, Maryland began its mobile sports wagering licensing process. It has since concluded it on October 21 and is set to open its sports betting market soon. Several online betting operators have received approval and are preparing to launch in the market before the high-profile NFL games on Thanksgiving.

Draftkings's mobile betting app will allow players in the Old Line State to wager on a variety of betting options, including same-game parlays, special odds, boost selections, and player props.

With an active sports season currently underway, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to launch our top-rated sportsbook app in Maryland. Our product delivers fans an exciting sports betting experience, and we would like to thank the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission, Governor Hogan and the General Assembly for bringing online sports wagering to Maryland.

Matt KalishDraftKings co-founder and resident, DraftKings North America

Betfred's sportsbooks – called Betfred's Sportsbook at Long Shot's – is currently situated at a temporary location while the permanent establishment is under construction.

The permanent location will feature a video wall, theatre-style and lounge seating, and a food and beverage menu.

Having received online betting licenses, Betfred and Long Shot will also launch an online betting site in early 2023.

We're excited to open our seventh retail sportsbook in the United States and could not be happier to do so with the Long Shot's team. We look forward to leveraging Betfred's 50 years of bookmaking experience to provide a first-class betting experience to the bettors of Frederick County and across Maryland.

Bryan BennettChief Operating Officer at Betfred sportsbook

Last week Caesars Entertainment launched its mobile sportsbook app in the state.

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