Analysts discuss one day of mobile sports betting in Maryland

Analysts discuss first day of mobile sports betting in Maryland

Day one is now in the books for mobile sports betting in Maryland as seven mobile sportsbooks began taking their first wagers Wednesday. Some of the sportsbooks said so far, so good. People can now bet inside casinos, like Horseshoe, and at home, right from the palm of their hand. Industry analysts said it’s been a long time coming. “It’s a big deal because a majority of sports fans and sports gambling enthusiasts prefer to do their gambling on a mobile device or on a computer,” said Bill Ordine , of BetMaryland.com.At 9 am, seven mobile sportsbooks received clearance to launch. “Good, smooth day. We had a test run yesterday and the tests went well,” said Johnny Avello, director of DraftKings Sportsbook Race and Sports Operations. Avello has spent nearly 45 years in the business. He said it’s like flipping a switch and Marylanders are able to wager.”The concentration’s totally on Maryland today. Make sure everyone there is happy with what they see and give them the best possible experience,” Avello said.With a busy sports weekend ahead , Caesars Sportsbook, which offers in-person sports betting inside Horseshoe Baltimore, is already seeing lots of activity on their mobile app.” Maryland, the history of it for sports fans, the passion for the teams there — from college basketball to pro football to everything else — it is a great, great state for us to be in, so we couldn’t be happier to launch today,” said Kenneth Fuchs, Caesar’s Digital COO and head of sports for Caesars Sportsbook. By next year, Experts expect the state will have 20 different online sports gaming operators. Their advice right now is to take advantage of the debut promotions, but don’t rush into too many wagers as you survey the different sportsbooks. “So, anyone who wants to put a wager on an athletic event, a sports event, they’re going to have plenty of opportunity to do it,” Ordine said. Right now, three more mobile sportsbooks approved by the state are preparing to launch.

Day one is now in the books for mobile sports betting in Maryland as seven mobile sportsbooks began taking their first wagers Wednesday.

Some of the sportsbooks said so far, so good.

People can now bet inside casinos, like Horseshoe, and at home, right from the palm of their hand.

Industry analysts said it’s been a long time coming.

“It’s a big deal because a majority of sports fans and sports gambling enthusiasts prefer to do their gambling on a mobile device or on a computer,” said Bill Ordine, of BetMaryland.com.

At 9 a.m., seven mobile sportsbooks received clearance to launch.

“Good, smooth day. We had a test run yesterday and the tests went well,” said Johnny Avello, director of DraftKings Sportsbook Race and Sports Operations.

Avello has spent nearly 45 years in the business. He said it’s like flipping a switch and Marylanders are able to wager.

“The concentration’s totally on Maryland today. Make sure everyone there is happy with what they see and give them the best possible experience,” Avello said.

With a busy sports weekend ahead, Caesars Sportsbook, which offers in-person sports betting inside Horseshoe Baltimore, is already seeing lots of activity on their mobile app.

Maryland, the history of it for sports fans, the passion for the teams there–from college basketball to pro football to everything else–it is a great, great state for us to be in, so we couldn’t be happier to launch today,” said Kenneth Fuchs, Caesar’s Digital COO and head of sports for Caesars Sportsbook.

By next year, experts expect the state will have 20 different online sports gaming operators.

Their advice right now is to take advantage of the debut promotions, but don’t rush into too many wagers as you survey the different sportsbooks.

“So, anyone who wants to put a wager on an athletic event, a sports event, they’re going to have plenty of opportunity to do it,” Ordine said.

Right now, three more mobile sportsbooks approved by the state are preparing to launch.

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