Betfred Sports Launches in Maryland

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Betting operator Betfred Sports announced that it has come to terms with Long Shot's of Frederick in Maryland and will launch operations in the state as a result.

The deal will see Betfred Sports launching both an online and retail sportsbook in the state, with current plans to have a temporary retail sportsbook in pace before the start of the NFL season, which kicks off in September. An online book will follow when the state regulates the activity. A permanent 8,800 square-foot retail book will be coming down the line, with a full video wall and theater seating for patrons. A timeframe for that permanent book hasn't been made available.

Regarding the deal, Betfred Sports COO Bryan Bennett said, "We identified Long Shot's very early when searching for a Maryland partner. When combining Betfred's 50 years of bookmaking experience and Long Shot's success with off-track betting, we believe this will be a formidable partnership to compete in the Maryland sports betting space."

Long Shot's CEO Alyse Cohen also commented, adding: "We were at the forefront of bringing sports betting to Maryland and specifically to Frederick. We are thrilled to open a sportsbook at Long Shot's in partnership with Betfred Sports.

"We are proud that Long Shot's is one of the premier off-track betting locations in the State and we look forward to achieving similar success with sports wagering. Long Shot's will not only boost the local economy but contribute to enhancing the education of our students."

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