It’s official: a new sportsbook is expected to be launched in Maryland by the end of the month.
DraftKings Inc. announced that its online sportsbook would be launched on November 23rd. Before the launch, this sportsbook needs to pass a mandatory early access test period. It is expected to be done during the next week, from November 21st to November 22nd.
The receipt of regulatory approvals is also expected to arrive by November 23rd. The company hopes this top-rated Sportsbook app will be live and available to customers prepared for the NFL action on Thanksgiving Day.
Thankful for the new sportsbook:
This Thanksgiving, Maryland customers will surely be thankful for this best-in-class sportsbook, enabling them to enjoy betting on a completely next level. This app will include some fantastic features. It will allow the players to place different bets: e.g., same-game parlays, player props, special odds boost selections, etc.
Matt Kalish, DraftKings Co-Founder and President of DraftKings North America, said: “With an active sports season currently underway, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to launch our top-rated sportsbook app in Maryland. Our product delivers fans exciting sports betting experience, and we would like to thank the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission, Governor Hogan, and the General Assembly for bringing online sports wagering to Maryland.”
For the gamblers in Maryland, it means they will have the opportunity to make legal and regulated bets. They will be able to gamble on sporting events and professional sports leagues, including the NFL, NHL, NBA, and many more.
DraftKings became an Official Sports Betting Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens last year. This was a massive step for the company since it enabled it to offer the Baltimore Ravens fans exclusive game experiences, autographed merchandise, and access to the different V.I.P. events during the NFL season.
Cal Ripken, Jr. Special Advisor to the Board of Directors for DraftKings, said: “As sports gaming continues to grow across the nation, it was important to me that if I entered this space, I would partner with a company that placed an emphasis on responsible gaming. With that top of mind, I joined the team at DraftKings, and I am thrilled that it will be leading the way here in Maryland. Now, sports fans in our state will have access to the DraftKings Sportsbook, a safe and regulated betting option and a respected corporate leader.”
On a path to responsible gambling:
DraftKings’ primary mission is to create and implement different features to help ensure a responsible and creative environment for gamblers and operators. Its S.E.R.V.E.S. program focuses on service, equity, responsible gaming, vitality, entrepreneurship, and sports.
The company’s priority is to protect gamblers and ensure their safety while providing exciting gambling and betting experiences. The company is famous for its unique technologies, employee training, evidence-based research, and a wide range of customer resources.