Greenmount Station OTB Passes Final Preparations for Md. Retail Sports Betting License

Greenmount Station OTB Passes Final Preparations for Md. Retail Sports Betting License
By Bill Ordine
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

An eighth player joins retail Maryland sportsbooks this week as Greenmount Station OTB was issued a sports wagering facility license.

Greenmount Station – which is located in Hampstead in Carroll County - is now taking sports wagers.

The restaurant and off-track betting venue was found qualified by the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Commission and subsequently then “awarded” a license by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) some time ago but needed to finish its final preparations and successfully complete a controlled demonstration of its procedures before it could be “issued” a license. It did that on Oct. 24 and Oct. 26.

Greenmount Station is partnered with betPARX for running sportsbook operations.

And Then There Were 8

Greenmount Station was among the 17 entities that were designated in Maryland’s sports wagering law to operate retail sportsbooks. However, of that group, only eight are actually up for Maryland NFL betting and other wagers so far: five Maryland casinos, Bingo World in Brooklyn Park in Anne Arundel County and The Riverboat on the Potomac, which floats in Maryland waters in Charles County. And now Greenmount.

Three other entities that the law designated for retail sportsbooks also have successfully passed  through to the awarding of a license phase of the approval process but are still working on completing their facilities. Those are: Long Shot’s OTB in Frederick; Chesapeake Gaming in Boonsboro, and Maryland Stadium Sub (better known as the home of the NFL Washington Commanders) in Landover. Maryland regulators indicate that those businesses are expected to be open for sports betting action soon.

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What About Mobile?

As far as that online wagering at mobile Maryland sports betting apps is concerned, 20 entities that would make up 10 sports wagering operations were found qualified for licensing on Thursday with their applications now going to the SWARC, which next meets on Nov. 21. 

Depending on how quickly the process moves, online wagering in the state could start as soon as late November or perhaps early- to mid-December.

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A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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