Fanatics Sportsbook expands to Maryland with beta launch

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Fanatics Sportsbook has yet to fully roll out in any state, but the list of states offering the beta version of the betting app keeps growing.

Fanatics rolled out a beta launch in Maryland, where it opened its first, and to date only, retail sportsbook in the country at FedEx Field. The launch comes just a week after the beta version of the app debuted in Massachusetts. That brings the number of states with the beta offering to four.

As is the case in the other states, the beta offering is only available to customers on the Fanatics merchandise sites.

Last month, Fanatics Betting and Gaming CEO Matt King told the audience at his SBC Summit North America keynote that the group still intends to be live in more than a dozen states before football season gets underway. With the PointsBet acquisition, the company is in the process of moving those licenses over to allow Fanatics to launch in major markets like New York.

The Maryland license comes through a partnership with Maryland Stadium Sub, LLC, which is effectively the NFL’s Washington Commanders. FedEx Field was granted a license as part of the sports betting legislation.

This is the tenth online sportsbook to launch in the state of Maryland. Seven sportsbooks debuted in November during the first month of online sports betting in the state. Since launch, Betfred, SuperBook, and now Fanatics have gone live.

There has yet to be a revenue report from a state where Fanatics has launched in beta that gives an idea of how the app is performing during this invite-only phase. Tennessee sports betting revenue reports do not break down activity by operator. However, when Ohio releases April numbers, the world will get its first glimpse of how the much-anticipated app is performing in beta.