By Cody Kutzer
The BetRivers mobile app, part of Rush Street Interactive, is currently legal in 12 states and will soon add BetRivers Sportsbook Maryland to its growing industry footprint. BetRivers was the first online bookmaker to launch in four states, including Pennsylvania, and also has a ‘first’ to claim in Maryland. Through its partnership with Bingo World, BetRivers operates the state’s premier non-casino retail bookmaker.
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. to midnight.
Located just five miles north of Thurgood Marshall International Airport in Baltimore/Washington, the BetRivers Sportsbook at Bingo World is a great option for those who want to visit a retail sports betting site but don’t want to go to the heart from the city.
BetRivers Maryland Retail Sports Betting 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 your bets.
Maryland bettors can place almost any type of bet they could want on the retail sports betting site, including basic moneyline bets, parlays, and live in-game betting.
The space also includes a streaming BetRivers odds board so you can follow the odds being offered in real time.
How to watch
If you want to watch all the action unfold after placing your bets, BetRivers at Bingo World has over 20 high definition video screens to pair perfectly with the 32 theater style seats. There is also a bar with seating and highs if all theater style seating is occupied.
When will Maryland launch online betting?
A recent update from Maryland’s Sports Betting Application Review Board (SWARC) said the state is on track to start seeing online sports bets placed by the end of the year.
Old Line state punters are no doubt pleased to hear this, after months of almost no updates, as SWARC has been held back by state-level regulations regarding a diversity study for the ‘industry.
One factor that remains up in the air is which Maryland sportsbooks will launch and when. In addition to the year-end rolling calendar, regulators have said sportsbooks will be able to start taking bets as soon as they are officially allowed. This means that there will be no universal launch date for online sports betting in Maryland, which can make it difficult to track live mobile sports betting. SWARC’s application window will close on October 21 and the committee will have up to 45 days to review each application thereafter.
One thing is certain, however, and that is that 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 was passed in November 2020, putting the launch of mobile betting in two years.