FanDuel is coming to Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland

FanDuel is coming to Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland

On Friday, FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies opened the state’s first FanDuel sportsbook inside Sports & Social Maryland at Live! Casino & Hotel in the Baltimore/Washington area. 

FanDuel sportsbook now at Sports & Social Maryland at Live! Casino & Hotel

FanDuel will set Maryland sports betting scene ablaze  

The FanDuel Sportsbook is located inside Sports & Social Maryland, the sports lounge of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. The 14,000 square-foot sports lounge is highlighted by a 100-foot-wide media screen, providing some of the most excellent sports viewing in the region. 

Additionally, Sports & Social Maryland features two main bars, luxurious viewing chairs, and VIP sections, all of which are encircled by the state’s largest casino. Ten betting windows and 31 IGT PlaySports self-service betting terminals will be available at the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ed Reed, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, officially opened the new FanDuel Sportsbook at Sports & Social Maryland by participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and making a ceremonial first wager. Reed wagered $20 on Dustin Poirier to win UFC 269 on the Moneyline.

FanDuel offers bets on all major US sports, including professional football, basketball, baseball, tennis, mixed martial arts, soccer, golf, and motorsports racing. Also, the said company has on-site customer care representatives that will educate consumers through the sports betting procedure and an online betting tutorial that will teach customers the ins and outs of legal sports betting. 

The FanDuel Group, in collaboration with The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel, Maryland, intends to offer online sports betting in Maryland, subject to regulatory and legal approvals. The new location debuted on the same day as Horseshoe Casino Baltimore established a Caesars Sportsbook. MGM National Harbor opened its BetMGM sportsbook, making it the state’s first casino to handle in-person sports wagering.

“Today marks the end of a year-long campaign to bring sports betting to the State of Maryland,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated. “In addition to allowing Maryland residents to wager on football, basketball, and other sports, sports betting will help retain more money in the state and provide another crucial source of funding for public education without increasing taxes on individuals and small companies.”

“The merger of two industry leaders – Live!, best renowned for our premium entertainment venues, and FanDuel, best known for its leading Sportsbook – will provide an unequaled experience for Maryland sports betting enthusiasts,” said Rob Norton, president of Cordish Global Gaming and Live! Casino. “The FanDuel Sportsbook’s opening in the heart of Sports & Social Maryland was greatly anticipated and will provide our guests with the ultimate fan experience.”

Ed Reed, a Hall of Famer in professional football, and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated;

“Our successful partnership with The Cordish Companies continues to grow, with today’s launch marking our second state and third location,” said Keith Wall, Vice President of Retail at FanDuel Group. “We’re thrilled to expand our retail footprint to a 13th state with the addition of the FanDuel Sportsbook to a world-class casino in the heart of Maryland.”

About the Company 

FanDuel Group, Inc. is an American gambling corporation that operates a sportsbook, daily fantasy sports, online casino, and online horse racing betting platform. Founded in 2009, the company currently runs sportsbooks in several states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia, an online horse racing betting platform and a daily fantasy sports service.

 

Initially, the company was created as a daily fantasy sports supplier, primarily competing with DraftKings. FanDuel agreed to merge with the US operations of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair (formerly Flutter Entertainment) in May 2018 to establish FanDuel Group. The acquisition aimed to capitalize on the company’s established brand recognition and user base, with FanDuel serving as the primary branding vehicle for Flutter’s US operations.

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Lou Ramon Aguila is a contributor for Golden Casino News. He has a degree in BSBA Legal Management with great interest in high-profile legal cases involving sports personalities. An ultimate sports junkie, he covers just about everything in the sporting world with an emphasis on the NBA, NFL, and MLB. In his past time, Lou loves to read manga, watch anime and critique pro-wrestling matches.