FanDuel's 13th state

The Cordish and FanDuel debut in-person sports betting at Live! Casino Maryland

Ribbon-cutting opening ceremony of FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino Baltimore, on Friday.
2021-12-13
United States
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On Friday, FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies opened a FanDuel Sportsbook inside Sports & Social Maryland at Live! Casino & Hotel in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, signifying the first FanDuel sportsbook in the state.

"Today marks the culmination of more than a year of effort to get sports betting up and running here in the State of Maryland," said Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan. "In addition to allowing Marylanders to bet on football, basketball, and more, sports betting will also help to keep more dollars in-state and will provide another critical revenue source for public education without raising taxes on families and small businesses."

Pro football Hall-of-Famer Ed Reed opened the brand-new FanDuel Sportsbook at Sports & Social Maryland and took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, placing a ceremonial first bet. Reed placed a $20 Moneyline wager on Dustin Poirier to win at UFC 269.

The FanDuel Sportsbook is located inside Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland's sports lounge, Sports & Social Maryland. The 14,000 square foot sports lounge features a 100-foot-wide media screen as its centerpiece for some of the best sports watching in the region. Sports & Social Maryland also has two main bars, luxury viewing chairs, and VIP areas surrounded by the largest casino in the state of Maryland. The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature ten betting windows and 31 IGT PlaySports self-service betting terminals.

"The combination of two powerhouse brands – Live! best known for our premier entertainment venues, and FanDuel for its leading Sportsbook – will offer an unmatched experience for sports betting enthusiasts in the State of Maryland," said Rob Norton, president of Cordish Global Gaming and Live! Casino. "The launch of the FanDuel Sportsbook, in the heart of Sports & Social Maryland, has been highly anticipated and will provide our guests with the ultimate fan experience."

Maryland marks the 13th state where FanDuel offers retail sportsbook locations as Maryland now joins Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

FanDuel provides its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform to offer bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional football, basketball, baseball, tennis, MMA, soccer, golf, motorsports racing, and more.


Pro football Hall-of-Famer Ed Reed and Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan.

"Our successful partnership continues to expand with today's launch marking our second state and third location with The Cordish Companies," said Keith Wall, Vice President of Retail, FanDuel Group. "We are excited to expand our retail footprint to our 13th state by bringing the FanDuel Sportsbook to a world-class casino in the heart of Maryland."

FanDuel offers on-site customer service experts who will walk customers through the sports betting process, as well as an online betting guide to help customers learn the ins and outs of legal sports betting.

FanDuel Group, in partnership with The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, plans to offer online sports betting in Maryland pending legal and regulatory approvals. 

The new opening came on the same day Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened a Caesars Sportsbook, and a day after MGM National Harbor opened its BetMGM sportsbook, becoming the first casino to accept in-person sports wagers in the state.

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