Maryland sports betting is, in practice, already available at the Baltimore Orioles home, Orioles Park at Camden Yards.
SuperBook Maryland Sportsbook, which has partnered with the Orioles, has a branded lounge in the famous brick Warehouse that is a pop fly from the actual playing field.
With signage advertising “SuperBook” and “bar” and “restaurant,” what amounts to a sports betting-related lounge has opened at the Orioles ballpark.
In practice, fans going to an Orioles game now can stop at the lounge for something to eat and drink, watch games on big-screen TVs, keep track of odds on electronic displays and wager on their mobile devices using a Maryland sports betting app from one of the sportsbook operators that already has been greenlighted by Maryland regulators. But there are no ticket writers taking bets or even wagering kiosks.
SuperBook App in the Works
Initially, the SuperBook app was not available when the lounge opened. Apparently SuperBook is going through a required controlled demonstration of its operations that, if successful, will lead to SuperBook being issued a license for its own mobile app, perhaps in the next few days.
As mentioned, the SuperBook lounge is not in any traditional way an actual sportsbook. There are no counters with ticket writers taking bets or kiosks where customers can walk up and place wagers. That’s even more curious because that type of business is specifically in the SuperBook’s wheelhouse as it operates one of the best-known and largest retail sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
For the time being, though, the SuperBook-branded sports bar-restaurant at Camden Yards will serve as sort of a physical reminder to fans that SuperBook is operating in Maryland as a mobile sports betting operator.
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