BetRivers Sportsbook has become the latest sports betting platform to qualify for a potential operator license in Maryland. The move could pave the way for a BetRivers retail sports betting launch in Maryland, too.
If approved, the Rush Street Interactive (RSI) sportsbook would be the official sports betting operator at Bingo World in Baltimore. Bingo World is one of 17 facilities designated for licensure under Maryland’s 2021 sports betting law.
In order for sports betting to launch through BetRivers and Bingo World brands, licenses must be issued separately to both parties.
For Bingo World, a license must be awarded by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission. In addition, the company must pass a background check by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency before sports betting can launch at the facility. The SWARC approval could come as soon as next month, with MLGCC approval expected to follow.
Similar to Bingo World, BetRivers must also pass a required background investigation. Should BetRivers pass, licensing of the sportsbook would then come straight from the MLGCA. Licensure of the operator will not require approval by SWARC.
Maryland Sports Betting Scene
Maryland approved both retail and mobile sports betting in 2021. BetRivers would be the sixth sportsbook available for in-person betting in Maryland. BetRivers is available in several other states: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Right now, there are five casinos with sportsbooks spread across Maryland. Retail sportsbooks are found at casinos located in Baltimore (Horseshoe Baltimore Casino; Caesars Sportsbook), Oxon Hill (MGM National Harbor; BetMGM Sportsbook), Hanover (Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland; FanDuel Sportsbook), Berlin (Ocean Downs Casino, TwinSpires Sportsbook), and Perryville (Hollywood Casino; Barstool Sportsbook).
How To Register For A BetRivers Account In Maryland
Registering for a BetRivers Maryland account is a simple process. First, download the BetRivers Sportsbook app from the App or Google Play Store. Once that is complete, you will find the registration button in the top right corner of the screen. That will then take you through the three steps required to create your account.
During the first step, be sure to enter our BetRivers bonus code SHARP250. New bettors may be surprised to see that they must provide their Social Security numbers on step two. However, that’s a necessary step for sportsbooks to ensure they comply with anti-money laundering laws. Once that’s done, Maryland bettors can make their first deposits and begin betting.