PointsBet has partnered with The Riverboat on the Potomac with a new retail sportsbook in Maryland. PointsBet Sportsbook will “also enjoy the Riverside location with stunning view.”
PointsBet will feature an exclusive lounge area and bar setup to provide Maryland sports fans an “elite sports viewing and betting experience.” The retail sportsbook is highlighted by 21 high-resolution screens to broadcast all the live action.Jump to
PointsBet Retail Sportsbook in Maryland
Partnered with The Riverboat on the Potomac, PointsBet has opened a retail sports betting operation in Maryland. The sports betting operator has firm established roots in the section of the country.
Led by Bodhi-Naav and Delmock Technologies, these minority-based businesses have also made their mark on the community. Paul Hannon is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at PointsBet. He said:
“PointsBet is delighted to commence operations with The Riverboat team in the brand-new sportsbook overlooking the beautiful Potomac River.”
“This is a seminal achievement for the partnership and Maryland’s gaming industry at large as the launch represents the first Minority Business Enterprise to go live with licensed gaming in the state’s history, in line with the spirit of legislation. It is a proud moment for The Riverboat and for us at PointsBet as their partner.
We look forward to the prospective opportunity of bringing the renowned PointsBet mobile product to Maryland next and in doing so further enhancing The Riverboat’s equity and inclusion in the space.”
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The Retail Sportsbook at PointsBet
Maryland state Senator Arthur Ellis commented:
“I am proud of the work the members of our delegation, Senator Jackson, Delegate Proctor, Delegate Davis, Delegate Patterson and Delegate Wilson have put into the sports wager bill.”
The senior executive team at PointsBet concluded that the timing is right. PointsBet spokesperson summed up the plan with the following comment:
“This strategic partnership with The Riverboat on the Potomac has positioned PointsBet to quickly offer its sports betting products on the starting line in Maryland.”
PointsBet responded with a “beta test” of retail sportsbooks in mid-August. The limited customers proves that the actual retail sports betting wants this to be a success. This is the 12th market in the legal US.
The Future of Legal Maryland Online Sports Wagering
The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) unanimously approved a policy amendment. Maryland online sportsbooks will submit a diversity plan to the SWARC detailing the regulations and rules.
The plan must be submitted within 30 days after licensure approval. The SWARC will review the diversity plan and proposed timelines and benchmarks to achieve objectives.