By Cody Kutzer
Although Maryland bettors are still waiting for the rollout of Maryland online sports betting, the silver lining is there are several retail sportsbooks spread across the state. BetMGM Sportsbook Maryland at MGM National Harbor is one of the six retail sportsbooks currently operating in the Old Line State.
Here is some of what Maryland bettors can expect at the BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM National Harbor.
BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM National Harbor Address and Hours
101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
BetMGM at MGM National Harbor was where the first legal sports bet was placed in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan placed a futures bet on the then Washington Football Team to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl 56 on December 9, 2021.
Located approximately 40 miles south of M&T Bank and 16 miles southeast of FedEx Field, it makes a perfect pitstop on your way to the games if you’re traveling from Virginia. Living in the DC area? BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM National Harbor is less than 10 miles away from both Nationals Park and Capital One Arena.
BetMGM at MGM National Harbor Features
The BetMGM Sportsbook and Lounge is an 8,000-square-foot facility that has a max capacity of 350 people. When it comes time to place your bets, there are seven betting windows and 15 self-service betting kiosks for bettors to use. You’ll find stadium-style seating, a lounge, and VIP areas to catch all the action.
Speaking of catching the action, all of the games will be played on a 110-foot-long wraparound screen as well as a 360-degree jumbotron halo screen.
If you’re hungry, they’ve got you covered there, too. You’ll find awesome sports bar favorites like wings, crab fries, chili, BBQ sliders, and pizza. No sportsbook is complete without drinks, and the BetMGM Sportsbook and Lounge has specialty betting-themed cocktails, such as “The Parlay” and “Backdoor Cover”, in addition to other house cocktails, drafts, and bottled beers.
What Kind of Bets Can You Place at the BetMGM Maryland Retail Sportsbook?
You can place nearly every type of wager you could think of at the BetMGM retail sportsbook in Oxon Hill:
- Game Props
- Player Props
- In-play/live bets
The most common types of bets are moneyline, spreads, and totals. Moneyline bets tend to be the most popular among those new to sports betting because you’re simply wagering on who you think will win the event.
Spread bets aim to level the playing field by applying a margin of victory to the final score. For example, in the Ravens’ Week 1 game against the New York Jets, Baltimore is favored by 7 points, per BetMGM. This means the Ravens have to win by 8 or more points to “cover” the spread and win your bet. If the margin of victory was exactly 7 points, your bet would result in a “push” and you would get your wager back.
Totals, or “over/under” bets, look at the total amount of points or runs scored by both teams in an event. As an example, the September 7th game between the Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals, the total was set at 7.5 runs. Over bettors would need 8 or more total runs scored, while the under would hit with 7 or fewer total runs.
Additional Betting Locations at MGM National Harbor
If you’re headed to MGM National Harbor for the slots or table games but still want to get some bets in, you’re in luck. In addition to the dedicated full-service sportsbook space, there are several other places to place bets at the casino.
- TAP Sports Bar: four betting kiosks and four betting windows
- Main casino floor: nine betting kiosks located near the high limit table games
- The second level of the casino (same floor as the poker room): seven kiosks, five betting windows