Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Applies for Online Sports Betting License

News from the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore this week is that it has applied for a mobile sports betting license. The casino is following through on promises to be a diverse ownership group. The application states that women and minority partners will make up at least 40% of the ownership group.

The app would be one of 60 allowed by Maryland law. Maryland Lottery and Gaming director recently discussed the ongoing online sports betting launch process in detail. With online sports betting applications underway, a rolling launch could begin in November.

History of Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino is the second largest casino in all of Maryland. It is an impressive facility with a 122,000-square-foot gaming floor and a 20,000-square-foot Baltimore marketplace with food, bars, shopping, and more.

The casino is located along Russell Street on the south side of Baltimore. It is within walking distance of the Baltimore Ravens’ home field at M&T Bank Stadium and the Baltimore Orioles’ home park at Camden Yards

The facility opened in August 2014, and in 2018, it announced an official partnership with the Baltimore Ravens. Horseshoe Casino is a CBAC Gaming property and is managed by Caesars.

More on Diversity and Minority Ownership Group

In January 2021, the Caesars group promised to seek at least a 25% women and minority ownership group with their sports betting application. Caesars seemed to have far surpassed that goal, with a reported women and minority ownership group of around 40%. 

“This is a true hometown application,” Caesars Digital President Eric Hession said. “We’re very pleased to have structured our application in a way that reflects our corporate mission to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and is consistent with the spirit of Maryland sports betting legislation, which seeks to create business ownership opportunities that otherwise might not exist. We look forward to working with our exceptional local partners and state regulators in hopes of soon providing Marylanders with a world-class online sports betting experience through the Caesars Sportsbook mobile app.”

Some of the partnerships in CZR Maryland’s mobile gaming application include the following:

  • A local information technology professional, Letha Christian
  • Horseshoe Casino operator and majority owner, Caesars Entertainment.
  • Baltimore-based partnership group including local businesspeople Eddie Brown, James Scott Jr., Cecil Flamer, and Maria Beckett of PRT 2-Digital.

Notable Quotes

  • Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne A. Jones: “Caesars’ success in bringing on significant minority ownership in their sports wagering program is tangible proof that the General Assembly’s intentional pursuit of creating diversity in new markets can be successful.”
  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Randy Conroy: “The vast majority of the individuals included in our application have previously been approved for gaming licenses in the state, and we believe the credentials of Letha Christian, who is seeking her first Maryland gaming license, make her an ideal candidate for licensure. We are confident Maryland regulators will find the ownership team outlined in our application well-qualified for mobile sports betting licensure.” 

Horseshoe Casino Details

Horseshoe Casino, as mentioned, is an incredible facility; the gaming options include.

  • 1,600 of the most popular and exciting slot games
  • 150 table games
  • 150 video poker machines
  • A 25-table World Series of Poker room
  • The casino has more than 1,200 employees.

Outside of the gaming experience, there is an incredible offering of amenities for guests.

  • It is within walking distance from the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards, and Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor.
  • Gordons Ramsay’s first east coast steakhouse
  • Brew Brothers are one of the country’s best brewpubs.
  • The Baltimore marketplace
  • 14Forty the Horseshoe Casinos 3-level bar

The sportsbook located in Horseshoe Casino is also first class. The Caesars sportsbook has everything you want to bet on and is available in person at Horseshoe Casino. With 11 digital kiosks and seven live teller windows, there is not typically a long wait to place your wagers either. The success of the retail sportsbook makes for a compelling argument that should their mobile betting application be approved; it would also be very appealing to Maryland bettors.

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