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Betfred Sports, Long Shot’s plans to bring sports betting to Md.

A temporary retail sportsbook will be adjacent to the Maryland Jockey Club’s OTB within Long Shot’s for the 2022 football season. (Photo courtesy of Long Shot’s)

Betfred Sports announced Wednesday a partnership with Long Shot’s of Frederick to bring retail and online sports betting to Maryland.

A temporary retail sportsbook will be adjacent to the Maryland Jockey Club’s OTB within Long Shot’s for the 2022 football season. A permanent, 8,800-square-foot sportsbook with a video wall and theater-style seating will open in early 2023. Online betting will be launched when formally allowed by state regulators.

The temporary sportsbook, scheduled to open in September pending regulatory approval, will consist of in-person betting windows and self-serve betting kiosks.

Long Shot’s LLC will be the first and only 100% female owned business in Maryland to house a Sportsbook. Created by Alyse L. Cohen, Long Shot’s has been located within the Frederick Event Center since 2019 when she brought in the Maryland Jockey Club’s OTB.

Betfred Sports is the wholly owned US subsidiary of Betfred Group, a Warrington, United Kingdom based bookmaker that owns and operates more than 1,400 betting shops in the UK as well as industry leading online and mobile products in the UK and Spain. Founded by brothers Fred and Peter Done in 1967, Betfred created Las Vegas based Betfred USA Sports in 2019 specifically to enter the U.S. sports betting market. The company is currently a licensed operator in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Louisiana and Arizona with Nevada, Washington and Maryland coming soon, pending regulatory approval.