By Cody Kutzer
FanDuel will be one of the Maryland online sports betting apps available to bettors in the state once the Sports Wagering Application Review Committee (SWARC) reviews and finalizes the recently opened mobile licensing application window. Until then, sports fans will have to settle for in-person betting at one of the six options across Maryland, which includes the FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland.
What can bettors in the Old Line State expect from FanDuel’s retail sportsbook?
Maryland FanDuel Sportsbook At Live! Casino & Hotel Address and Hours
7002 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Located just 15 miles from Inner Harbor, the FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino is a great place to catch the games without heading downtown. While the full-service sportsbook space isn’t open 24/7, there are betting kiosks available 24/7.
FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Maryland Features
The FanDuel retail sportsbook at Maryland’s Live! Casino & Hotel is over 9,000 square feet of sports betting goodness.
There are more than 40 televisions to watch all of the action as well as a 100-foot video wall. The sportsbook comes equipped with over 10 betting windows and 61 betting kiosks. FanDuel also has “BetPads” which are basically hand-held betting kiosks.
Located next to Sports & Social, there’s fantastic food and drink menus and more ways to watch the game as well as betting kiosks.
Types of Bets You Can Place at FanDuel Sportsbook Live! Casino
Spread – Bets that are placed against a margin of victory, meant to level the playing field.
Totals – Wagers on the amount of total points or runs scored by both teams.
Moneyline – The most simple of the wagers, you’re simply betting on who you think will win the event, regardless of points scored.
FanDuel Mobile App Coming Soon
SWARC opening the online sportsbook licensing application window is a key step in finally bringing mobile wagering to Maryland. Operators will have until October 21 to apply for their license. When the application window closes, the committee will have 45 days to review all of the applications.
There’s finally light at the end of the tunnel.
One of the key differences between mobile sports betting apps and their retail counterparts is the availability of bonus offers and promotions. FanDuel’s standard new user offer is a $1,000 risk-free first bet. If your first bet settles in a loss, FanDuel will match 100% of your wager, as a free bet credit, up to $1,000. It’s quite possible FanDuel adds to this welcome offer or ups the ante in order to gain more customers. In fact, FanDuel currently has a limited-time offer of $150 in free bets for simply placing a $5 bet.
Other than the convenience of being able to place wagers from anywhere within Maryland, FanDuel bettors will be able to place even more types of wagers with the apps. This includes live, in-game betting, futures, player props, and more.
They say good things come to those who wait, and this certainly applies to Maryland’s online sports betting market.