The Betfred Sportsbook at Long Shot’s has successfully completed its controlled demonstration with the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency and will officially open its doors for the betting public on Friday, November 18.
All proceeds from the four-day demonstration procedure have been donated to The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The initial sportsbook, which is just across from Long Shot’s, the area leader in off track betting, will be in a temporary location while the permanent sportsbook is under construction.
“Long Shot’s is very excited to bring both retail and mobile sports betting to Frederick County. We are thrilled to add not only jobs, but also to support our state’s education fund. It will be a big win for everyone in Frederick,” said Long Shot’s CEO, Alyse Cohen.
She added, “Our state-of-the-art permanent facility opening in early 2023 will be the first and only 100% woman owned sportsbook in Maryland. It will also be the only sportsbook in the entire region. We look forward to welcoming everyone soon.”
Bryan Bennett, Betfred Sportsbook Chief Operating Officer, stated “We’re excited to open our seventh retail sportsbook in the United States and could not be happier to do so with the Long Shot’s team.
We look forward to leveraging Betfred’s 50 years of bookmaking experience to provide a first-class betting experience to the bettors of Frederick County and across Maryland.”
A permanent, 6000 square foot, state-of-the-art sportsbook with a video wall and comfortable theater-style and lounge seating will open in the Spring. A robust food and beverage menu is also available to provide a full sports betting and viewing experience.
In addition to the retail sportsbook, Betfred and Long Shot’s also recently secured online betting licenses and will be launching an online betting product in early 2023 pending regulatory approval.
Saying goodbye to 2022, facing fully-forward towards 2023
That’s a wrap on 2022, and what a terrific year it has been! We at SiGMA Group are incredibly grateful to all the delegates, collaborators, sponsors and of course, the core team itself whose hard work and support is crucial to hosting the landmark quality events everyone has come to associate with the name SiGMA.
That being said, the world keeps on turning, and so shall the wheels of this event-hosting machine that was kickstarted in 2014. Coming right up is SiGMA Group’s premier event into Africa, with Nairobi 2023 set for next January. Visit our webpage for more information!