MGM Resorts International has taken legalised sports betting live in Maryland, after growing its US wagering footprint further still via a debut at its MGM National Harbor property.
The state’s first ceremonial bet in the BetMGM branded sportsbook and lounge, one of several wagering locations which debuted at the facility, was placed by Governor Larry Hogan.
“Today marks the culmination of more than a year of effort to get sports betting up and running here in the State of Maryland,” Hogan noted.
“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.”
The 8,000 square feet BetMGM sportsbook and lounge features a 110-foot wraparound and 360-degree halo screen; stadium-style, lounge seating; seven betting windows and 15 kiosks.
Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO, 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.”
Sports bets can also be placed at the Tap sports bar which features four betting windows and kiosks each, as well as on the casino’s second level, where seven kiosks and five windows can be found.
Chris Gumiela, vice president of BetMGM marketing for MGM Resorts, added: “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.”