PointsBet Retail Sportsbook Now Open at Riverboat on the Potomac

PointsBet has opened a new sportsbook at the Riverboat on the Potomac casino in Maryland (l.), just in time for the busiest sports betting stretch of the year. This marks the 12th state that the bookmaker is licensed in.

PointsBet Retail Sportsbook Now Open at Riverboat on the Potomac

PointsBet has announced the opening of its newest retail sportsbook, at Maryland’s Riverboat on the Potomac casino.

The facility features over 20 HD monitors, as well as food and beverage options and a luxe seating area. PointsBet said in a release that the new sportsbook offers an “elite sports viewing and betting experience.”

The bookmaker’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Paul Hannon, said in a statement that PointsBet is “delighted to commence operations with The Riverboat team in the brand-new sportsbook overlooking the beautiful Potomac River. This is a seminal achievement for the partnership and Maryland’s gaming industry at large as the launch represents the first Minority Business Enterprise to go live with licensed gaming in the state’s history, in line with the spirit of legislation.”

He added: “We look forward to the prospective opportunity of bringing the renowned PointsBet mobile product to Maryland next and in doing so further enhancing The Riverboat’s equity and inclusion in the space.”

The opening comes at an opportune moment for sports bettors, as this is one of the busiest times of the sports calendar—MLB is gearing up for the playoffs, and the NFL, NBA and NHL are just starting to get their regular seasons underway.

Arthur Ellis, a state senator in Maryland, told Yogonet that he is “proud of the work the members of our delegation, Senator Jackson, Delegate Proctor, Delegate Davis, Delegate Patterson, and Delegate Wilson, have put into the sports wagering bill.”

“We fought hard for the sports betting industry in Maryland to be inclusive of both Charles County and minority businesses. The partnership between the Riverboat and PointsBet is a success on both fronts, proof that Maryland can be a leader in equity,” Ellis added.

Maryland marks the 12th U.S. jurisdiction for PointsBet—the company first ran an initial “beta test” of the site in August before going public.