PointsBet, in partnership with The Riverboat on the Potomac, LLC, comprising Bodhi-Naav, a minority woman-owned business, and Delmock Technologies, Inc., a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), announced the opening of PointsBet Retail Sportsbook, Maryland’s newest retail sportsbook.

The PointsBet Retail Sportsbook at The Riverboat on the Potomac was designed to offer sports fans and bettors in the DMV area elite sports viewing and betting experiences. The retail sportsbook, located in The Riverboat on the Potomac, will feature 21 high-resolution screens, a bar setup with food and beverage offerings, an exclusive lounge area, booth seating, and standing room. Guests visiting the sportsbook, which is part of the larger 1000-person capacity facility, will not only enjoy an enhanced sports viewing experience but will also enjoy the Riverside location with stunning views.

“PointsBet is delighted to commence operations with The Riverboat team in the brand-new sportsbook overlooking the beautiful Potomac River. This is a seminal achievement for the partnership and Maryland’s gaming industry at large as the launch represents the first Minority Business Enterprise to go live with licensed gaming in the state’s history, in line with the spirit of legislation. It is a proud moment for The Riverboat and for us at PointsBet as their partner. We look forward to the prospective opportunity of bringing the renowned PointsBet mobile product to Maryland next and in doing so further enhancing The Riverboat’s equity and inclusion in the space,” Paul Hannon, SVP of Corporate Development at PointsBet, said.

The launch of the PointsBet Retail Sportsbook comes in time for the peak season of the wagering calendar including the start of the NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, and NHL seasons. This strategic partnership with The Riverboat on the Potomac has positioned PointsBet to quickly offer its industry-leading sports betting products on the starting line in Maryland.

“I am proud of the work the members of our delegation, Senator Jackson, Delegate Proctor, Delegate Davis, Delegate Patterson, and Delegate Wilson, have put into the sports wagering bill. We fought hard for the sports betting industry in Maryland to be inclusive of both Charles County and minority businesses. The partnership between the Riverboat and PointsBet is a success on both fronts, proof that Maryland can be a leader in equity. This sportsbook gives Charles County a seat at the table, with 100% minority business enterprise (MBE) licensed ownership, in a billion-dollar industry. I trust that the Riverboat and all of its partners will keep up the hard work and be strong partners in our community, and a leader in this new industry for the State,” Maryland State Senator Arthur Ellis said.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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