Maryland, Opens Sports and Social
PHILADELPHIA – Once upon a time, when making a bet on sports you had to wait
until the game was over to know whether your wager won or lost. Now, thanks to
technological advances that allow for live betting casino online malaysia, you can make a bet while the
action is happening and see if it pays off before your eyes. That’s known as Live
Betting and is one of the fastest growing parts of the gambling industry.
While Maryland lawmakers continue to finalize legal sports betting, the state’s
casinos are readying themselves for the launch winbet2u. On Thursday, the Live Casino at
Arundel Mills opened a new area called Sports and Social where patrons can stretch
out in lounge chairs or perch on bar stools to watch games on big screens while
playing blackjack or roulette.
The new addition is a version of the sports bar concept the Cordish Company has
been rolling out at its entertainment-oriented properties around the country. The
chain has Sports & Social locations at the Battery at Truist Park in Atlanta, Ballpark
Village adjacent to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and Texas Live! in the Arlington
Entertainment District. The Hanover location is the first to open in Maryland, and a
second will open in Bethesda this fall.
As part of the application process to get a retail sportsbook license, Live! Casino
owner the Cordish Companies will partner with FanDuel to offer sports betting. The
partnership should allow Live! to be among the first in the state to offer online and
mobile sports betting when that becomes possible.
During the month of October, retail sports betting at the Philadelphia-area casino set
a record for highest monthly handle at a Pennsylvania retail sportsbook. However, it
was outdrawn by a handful of other stores, including Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and
Twin River Lincoln in Rhode Island. Cordish officials say the casino expects sports
betting to be a modest money maker.
When Maryland eventually launches its own legal sports betting, the city of
Baltimore should be ready to take advantage. The city’s casinos have a long history
of offering sports bets, and its residents are already familiar with using mobile apps
to place wagers.
Until then, sports fans in the metro-area can enjoy sports betting at several
reputable offshore operators. A good option is Skybook, which offers a variety of
different betting markets, a wide range of bonuses and promotions, and a mobile
app that makes it easy to access your account and place bets from anywhere in the
world. It also has a full slate of NFL and MLB games, as well as college football and
basketball. Its bonus program is especially lucrative. Customers who place a
minimum of $100 on their first bet are eligible for a $500 cashback bonus. The
bonus is redeemable up to four times. Customers can also win a Rolex watch by
placing a parlay bet of $100 or more during the NCAA tournament. The promotion
ends on May 5. The winner will be announced on June 2. The watch must be shipped
to the customer’s home address, and the promotion is only available to players who
live in the United States.