MGM Resorts International and BetMGM have announced that legalized sports betting is now live at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan placed the state’s first bet at the BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge, a futures wager on the Washington Football Team to face the Baltimore Ravens in the 2022 Super Bowl.
Governor Hogan commented: “Today marks the culmination of more than a year of effort to get sports betting up and running here in the State of Maryland.
“In addition to allowing Marylanders to bet on football, basketball, and more, sports betting will also help to keep more dollars in-state and will provide another critical revenue source for public education without raising taxes on families and small businesses.”
The 8,000 square feet BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge is one of several sports wagering locations launching at MGM National Harbor, featuring a 110-foot long wraparound jumbotron, video walls, stadium-style seating, multiple sports betting kiosks, and mobile food and beverages operations.
Chris Gumiela, Vice President of BetMGM Marketing for MGM Resorts International, stated: “As we celebrate MGM National Harbor’s fifth anniversary, the addition of sports betting further strengthens our reputation as the DMV’s premier entertainment destination.
“We’re proud to provide our guests a one-of-a-kind experience while bringing more jobs and revenue to the state.”
BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt added: “The BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge at MGM National Harbor is a key component to making the Capital Region one of the country’s premier sports betting hubs. In partnership with the MGM National Harbor team, we’ve designed a world-class destination for sports fans.”
The BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge is one of three staffed sports betting locations at MGM National Harbor which includes TAP Sports Bar (four kiosks; four betting windows) and the casino’s second level (7 kiosks; five betting windows).
The main casino floor houses nine betting kiosks located near FELT Bar & Lounge, Blossom Cocktail Lounge, and the High Limit table games.