Nov. 18, 2022
Frederick County location becomes Maryland’s ninth retail sportsbook
(Baltimore) — The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) today issued a sports wagering license to Long Shot’s, a restaurant and off-track betting venue in Frederick.
On Nov. 14 and Nov. 16, Long Shot’s and its operator partner Betfred completed two days of controlled demonstrations, during which guests participated in live wagering as Maryland Lottery and Gaming staff ensured the facility complied with all required procedures, and that its systems and revenue reporting controls functioned properly.
Long Shot’s in Frederick is among the 17 entities that were designated in Maryland’s sports wagering law to operate retail sportsbooks, pending a review of their operational readiness, and is the ninth facility to open. Sportsbooks at five of Maryland’s casinos opened in December 2021 (MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill; Live! Casino in Hanover; Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore; Hollywood Casino in Perryville; and Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin). Three additional designated facilities opened previously in 2022 (Bingo World in Brooklyn Park on Aug. 1; Riverboat on the Potomac in Charles County on Sept. 8; and Greenmount Station in Hampstead on Oct. 28).
Two other entities that the law designated for retail sportsbooks have been found qualified by the MLGCC and have been awarded licenses by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC): Chesapeake Gaming in Boonsboro; and Maryland Stadium Sub in Landover. Both of those entities are completing facility construction or are working through operational requirements with Maryland Lottery and Gaming staff, and are expected to launch sports wagering operations in the near future.
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming operates the Maryland Lottery and is responsible for regulatory oversight of the state’s casinos and sports wagering program. To keep Marylanders informed and promote integrity and transparency, Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly financial reports on casino and sports wagering revenue at mdgaming.com, along with annual fiscal year data. For more information on all Lottery products, promotions and news, visit mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.