Riverboat on the Potomac Begins Sports Wagering Operations

Sept. 8, 2022

Charles County location becomes Maryland’s seventh sportsbook

(Baltimore) — The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) today issued a sports wagering license to Riverboat on the Potomac. The sports wagering, off-track betting, restaurant and events venue is located on Maryland waters of the Potomac River in Charles County and is accessed by land from Colonial Beach, Va.

On August 16 and August 18, Riverboat on the Potomac completed two days of controlled demonstrations, during which invited 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.

Riverboat on the Potomac is among the 17 entities that were designated in the sports wagering law to operate retail sportsbooks, pending a review of their qualifications to receive licenses, and is the seventh 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). Bingo World in Brooklyn Park opened on Aug. 1.

Four 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): Long Shot’s in Frederick; Greenmount Station in Hampstead; Chesapeake Gaming in Boonsboro; and Maryland Stadium Sub in Landover. All four of these 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.

About Maryland Lottery and Gaming

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.