Camden Yards to Host SuperBook Sportsbook

The Baltimore Orioles and SuperBook Sports have agreed to a partnership that will result in a sportsbook at the famous Camden Yards beginning with the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The deal is subject to approval by the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission.

SuperBook Sports is based in Las Vegas and was founded in 1986. Calling itself “The World’s Largest Sportsbook,” it operates a 30,000-square-foot sportsbook in Las Vegas at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. This venue has 350 seats, multiple bars, and a giant 220-foot screen showing sporting activities from around the world.

The SuperBook retail sportsbook at Camden Yards will not be as extensive, but will offer fans at Orioles home games the opportunity to bet on baseball and other sports.

Maryland legalized sports betting in 2021, allowing wagering at retail outlets in the state’s six casinos or at any of the professional sports stadiums, including Camden Yards, Capital One Arena (home of the Wizards and Capitals), and M&T Bank Stadium, which hosts the Ravens and the Commanders’ FedEx field, which is also expected to get a sportsbook.

“The heritage and tradition of the Orioles brand is a perfect match for the SuperBook brand,” said Kristin Mackey, vice president of marketing at SuperBook Sports, in a press release Wednesday. “Being a part of ‘The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball’ is an honor and we look forward to providing fans with a unique sports lounge experience. The future of the Orioles is bright and we look forward to continuing to grow together in the years to come.”

Camden Yards debuted in 1992, replacing historic Memorial Stadium, the site of several World Series. Dubbed “Oriole Park at Camden Yards,” the park was the first MLB park designed by HOK Sport (now known as Populous). Camden has been given several vintage touches, including the iconic warehouse building that towers over the right field stands. Camden, which seats just over 48,000, has been consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful and popular sports venues in the United States.

The Orioles did not enjoy the same level of success at Camden that the franchise had enjoyed in the decades before moving to the new stadium. From 1966 through 1983, Baltimore won three World Series (one in each decade), six pennants, and seven division titles, and surpassed 90 wins in 15 of 18 seasons.

This year, the Orioles are battling behind a crowd of young players for a playoff spot that would be their first since 2016. Despite recent mediocrity, the Orioles are still a popular franchise in Maryland.

In addition to Nevada, SuperBook Sports operates in Colorado, New Jersey, Arizona and Tennessee. The sports betting brand also plans to launch in Iowa, Ohio and Indiana.

“SuperBook Sports is excited to partner with the Baltimore Orioles,” added Mackey.

Renovations pending for Camden Yards

In early 2022, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan that would provide up to $1.2 billion to renovate Camden Yards and the surrounding property, as well as M&T Bank Stadium. The state wants to upgrade venues, add amenities, and improve accessibility and access to retail stores in and around the sports facilities.

When can I bet on sports at Camden Yards?

On August 17, the Orioles and SuperBook Sports announced that a retail sports book would debut at Oriole Park in Camden Yards in time for opening day of the 2023 baseball season.

Maryland introduced retail sportsbook in 2022, but so far fewer than a dozen sites are operating in the state. Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and MGM National Harbor are among them.

The state has approved an additional 30 retail betting licenses, some of which are awarded to Baltimore’s professional sports teams such as the Orioles or Ravens.

Maryland can issue up to 60 online sportsbook licenses, but mobile sportsbooks are not expected to launch until 2023, with Super Bowl 57 being the most recent target date.

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