Count BetRivers among the seven Maryland sportsbooks that began offering online sports wagering in the state today.
The mobile sports wagering market opened in Maryland at 9 a.m., after a long wait. Retail sports betting has been in place since December.
BetRivers reported that is first “hard launch” bet was an in-game Over-Under wager on the World Cup match between Germany and Japan. (In the controlled demonstration phase for operators earlier in the week when the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency evaluated online apps, the first-ever Maryland mobile bet for BetRivers was on the USA-Wales World Cup game, a 1-1 tie).
For today’s launch, the initial BetRivers wager was an Over-Under bet on the Germany-Japan with an Over-Under posted at 1.5 goals. In a shocker, Japan came from behind to beat Germany, 2-1, with two late goals after Germany had taken a 1-0 lead.
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BetRivers Already Has Established Retail in Maryland
BetRivers also operates the retail sportsbook for Bingo World, in Brooklyn Park just south of Baltimore.
BetRivers.com is one of the sports betting platforms for Rush Street Interactive (RSI). The other is PlaySugarHouse.com.
RSI has legal online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois and now, in Maryland.
As far as land-based sportsbooks, RSI is in the state of New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) and Indiana. The company also operates iCasino gaming in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Along with BetRivers, the other mobile operators who began taking bets today were FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, PointsBet and Barstool Sportsbook.
Three more operators have been awarded licenses by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission but weren’t ready to start this week. In addition, the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission is scheduled to conduct qualification hears on five more online sports wagering entities on Dec. 1.
Maryland Lottery & Gaming Director John Martin noted this week that as many as 21 mobile sports wagering operators could be taking bets in the state in the next year or so, and that 15 to 20 retail sportsbooks could be in operation.
BetMaryland.com has reported that the state could make up to an estimated $4 billion in online handle next year.
BetMaryland.com will be closely following the Maryland sports betting scene as well as steering you to Maryland sportsbook bonuses.