By Tyler Wombles
With in-person sports betting up and running in Maryland, all bettors are waiting on now is for mobile platforms like FanDuel Sportsbook to join the party.
Once mobile betting launches, users will be able to take advantage of offers like the FanDuel Maryland Promo Code, so though it’s still murky exactly when online gambling will go live in Maryland, there’s a reason for in-state bettors to be excited.
So could FanDuel Sportsbook Maryland launch this year?
The launch may happen during the football season
Though retail betting is live in Maryland, work still needs to be done to get mobile sports betting off the ground.
Regulators have to approve licenses for potential betting operators and make sure all of the proper rules and processes are in place for a functioning online sports gambling market. The state is expected to allow up to 60 online licenses, so bettors should have a wide range of platforms to choose from once mobile betting goes live.
The hope has been that mobile betting would launch in time for the upcoming football season, and apparently that time frame is still in play.
“We are hopeful that these steps can be completed in time for mobile sports wagering to launch during the 2022 football season,” Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director John Martin told Capital News Service in an email, according to an article published by The Daily Record.
“Mobile wagering is essential for the sports wagering program to produce the level of revenue that the state is expecting, and moreover, we know it’s something sports fans are waiting for.”
It’s obvious FanDuel will want to launch in Maryland as soon as possible. The platform is only growing, as it exhibited recently by partnering with one of the most recognizable brands in all of sports: the New York Yankees.
If FanDuel can partner with the Yankees, it’s not a stretch to see it looking for deals with Maryland sports franchises, expanding opportunities for the company, the franchises and the fans who enjoy both rooting on Maryland teams and putting money down on them, too.
FanDuel Maryland should offer stellar odds, prop bets
Just as its counterparts in other states do, FanDuel Sportsbook Maryland is expected to provide plenty of features and opportunities for bettors to get in on the action.
First things first, it should be simple for users to download the FanDuel Sportsbook app, no matter what device they use. It can be found on the Apple or Google Play stores. Once users download the app, all they need to do is put in some personal information like their name and Social Security number, make an account and start filling out their bet slip.
FanDuel isn’t lacking in the odds department. The platform provides stellar odds across numerous sports, whether it’s big-name sports like football, basketball and baseball or even more niche ones. The quality of odds is always something bettors should check for when choosing a sportsbook, and FanDuel gets it right here.
The platform also offers plenty of opportunities for prop bets, which let bettors put money down on scenarios that can differ from simply predicting which person or team will win an event. This is another feature fans are sure to enjoy.
Plus, FanDuel provides one of the top bonuses in mobile betting in the form of a $1,000 risk-free bet. Many sportsbooks feature bonuses, but this one is notable and will be for Maryland bettors. Here’s how it works: if your initial bet wins, then you’ll receive your earnings back per usual. But if your first bet isn’t a winner, FanDuel will refund your wager up to $1,000 in site credit.
This is a top-notch opportunity for bettors, as it allows them to get some experience with the sportsbook without particular risk behind their initial wager.
In-state casino already offers FanDuel retail sportsbook
FanDuel has already planted its flag in Maryland, too, as its retail sportsbook is offered at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover.
“Take in all the action as you enjoy great eats and an extensive drink selection,” Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland’s website states. “Place your bet, relax and watch the game on one of 40 televisions for the ultimate sports viewing experience. You won’t find a better place to watch and bet on sports anywhere.”
Along with FanDuel Sportsbook, the spot, located at 7002 Arundel Hills, includes a casino featuring slots, table games, and poker, and a hotel with 310 deluxe rooms and suites. It’s essentially a vacation paradise, especially for those looking to put some money down on sports during their stay.
FanDuel is one of multiple retail sportsbooks already live in Maryland. Since the platform has already gotten its feet wet in the state, it’s not hard to see it getting heavily invested in the mobile market, too, once online betting is a go.