By Cody Kutzer
BetRivers mobile app, part of Rush Street Interactive, is currently legal in 12 states and will soon be adding BetRivers Sportsbook Maryland to its growing industry footprint. BetRivers was the first online sportsbook to launch in four states, including Pennsylvania, and has a “first” to claim in Maryland, as well. Due to its partnership with Bingo World, BetRivers operates the first non-casino retail sportsbook in the state.
Here’s what you’ll find at BetRivers Sportsbook at Bingo World in Baltimore.
BetRivers at Bingo World Address and Hours
4901 Belle Grove Road
Hours:BetRivers Sportsbook at Bingo World is open daily from 10 a.m. until midnight.
Located just five miles north of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the BetRivers Sportsbook at Bingo World is a great option for those who want to visit a retail sportsbook but don’t want to head into the heart of the city.
BetRivers Maryland Retail Sportsbook Features
How to Bet
The 3,000-square-foot BetRivers Sportsbook lounge at Bingo World has 12 self-service betting kiosks as well as three traditional, over-the-counter machines for you to place all of your bets.
Maryland bettors can place almost any type of bet they could want at the retail sportsbook, including basic moneyline wagers, parlays, and live, in-game bets.
The space also features a streaming BetRivers odds board so you can keep track of offered odds in real-time.
How to Watch
If you want to watch all of the action unfold after you place your bets, BetRivers at Bingo World has more than 20 hi-def video screens to pair perfectly with the 32 theater-style seats. You will also find a bar with seating and high tops if all of the theater-style seats are taken.
When Will Maryland Launch Online Betting?
A recent update from Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Committee (SWARC) has said the state is on pace to start seeing online sports wagers being placed by the end of the year.
Bettors of the Old Line State are no doubt excited to hear that, after months of nearly no updates as SWARC was held back by state-level regulations regarding a diversity study for the industry.
A factor in this that remains up in the air is which Maryland sportsbooks will launch and when. In addition to the end-of-the-year mobile timeline, regulators have said sportsbooks will be able to start taking bets as soon as they are officially licensed. This means there will be no universal launch date for Maryland online sports betting, which may make it difficult to track which mobile sportsbooks are live. SWARC’s application window will close on Oct. 21 and the committee will have up to 45 days to review each application following that.
One thing is certain, however, and that is Maryland bettors will be eager to jump on the first handful of apps that become available. Getting to this point has been a long journey as sports betting legislation passed in November 2020, putting the launch of mobile wagering two years in the making.