Betfred Sports has combined forces with Long Shot’s of Frederick, Maryland, to bring retail and online sports betting to the state, pending regulatory approval.
The link-up will see a temporary 8,800 square foot retail sportsbook adjacent to the Maryland Jockey Club‘s off-track betting within Long Shot’s for the 2022 football season, with a video wall and “theatre-style” seating set to open just after the first of the year.
“We were at the forefront of bringing sports betting to Maryland and specifically to Frederick,” stated Long Shot’s CEO, Alyse Cohen. “We are thrilled to open a sportsbook at Long Shot’s in partnership with Betfred Sports.”
“We are proud that Long Shot’s is one of the premier off-track betting locations in the State and we look forward to achieving similar success with sports wagering. Long Shot’s will not only boost the local economy but contribute to enhancing the education of our students.”
The temporary sportsbook, scheduled to open in September pending regulatory approval, will consist of in-person betting windows and self-serve betting kiosks. Online betting will also be launched when formally permitted by state regulators.
Bryan Bennett, Betfred Sports Chief Operating Officer, added: “We identified Long Shot’s very early when searching for a Maryland partner.
“When combining Betfred’s 50 years of bookmaking experience and Long Shot’s success with off-track betting, we believe this will be a formidable partnership to compete in the Maryland sports betting space.”