Sports gambling is coming to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Orioles will partner with SuperBook Sports, which has operated in Nevada since 1986, to launch a “retail sport lounge,” the baseball club said Wednesday in a news release.
“Subject to licensing and approvals from the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission, sports enthusiasts will be able to experience the SuperBook Sports lounge at Camden Yards upon its anticipated completion in 2023,” the release said.
Maryland voters approved legalized sports gambling in 2020 and last year, casinos in Maryland, including Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, launched in-person sports betting.
The National Football League prohibits on-site betting in its stadium, regardless of local laws, and there is no sportsbook inside M&T Bank Stadium.
Orioles chief revenue officer T.J. Brightman said in the release that the team is “constantly exploring unique opportunities to engage with Birdland’s diverse fanbase and welcome new visitors to downtown Baltimore. The addition of a SuperBook sportsbook only reinforces our iconic ballpark’s standing as one of the premier entertainment destinations in the region.”
Capital One Arena in Washington, home of the Washington Wizards, last year became the first U.S. pro sports venue to host a sportsbook inside its arena. The Washington Nationals became the first Major League Baseball team to add a sportsbook connected to its stadium, Nationals Park, earlier this year.
At Camden Yards, SuperBook advertising will be “prevalent throughout the ballpark, including on the center field scoreboard and home plate signage.” When asked for specifics about the center field advertising and where in the stadium the sportsbook may be located, as well as when exactly the sportsbook may open, an Orioles spokesperson wrote in an email that further details would be “announced at a later date.”
This article will be updated.