Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has opened its BetRivers retail sportsbook in Maryland on Monday, in partnership with Bingo World, featuring 12 self-service kiosks and three over-the-counter machines on a 3000-square-foot facility.
The opening was preceded by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by former player for the Baltimore Ravens Qadry Ismail; BetRivers B2B services director Adam Glass; and Maryland State Senator Pamela Beidle, among others. The ribbon was cut by Randy Clemens, president of Bingo World.
“We are so excited and honored to be the first operator outside of a casino to offer Maryland residents a retail sportsbook. Together with our partners at RSI, we can offer bettors a world-class in-person sports betting experience at the BetRivers sportsbook and lounge,” Randy Clemens, President of Bingo World, said.
Ismail, who placed the first bet, is considered a local sports hero who led the Baltimore Ravens to win Super Bowl XXXV.
“This new sportsbook is a huge win for avid sports fans in Baltimore and beyond. Betting has become such a big part of the sports world and now Ravens Fans and other bettors can come here to be entertained and enjoy the wide variety of betting options BetRivers will offer,” Ismail said.
The new 3000 square foot BetRivers sportsbook at Bingo World offers a full array of entertainment and wagering options, featuring a lounge area with 32 theater-style seats, a generous bar with seating and high tops, 21 hi-def video screens that surround the space airing multiple sporting events concurrently and streaming BetRivers odds boards.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bingo World to launch the BetRivers retail sportsbook in the state of Maryland. With Bingo World’s brand recognition in the Baltimore area, the easy-to-access venue, and RSI’s award-winning products and services, we look forward to delivering convenient and exciting sports betting options to retail customers and are excited about building trust and loyalty as they become familiar with our award winning product,” Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI, said.