The Cordish Cos., a Baltimore-based developer and casino operator, plans to bring fantasy and sports betting to its Live! Casino & Hotel properties and entertainment districts around the country by teaming up with FanDuel Group.
The sports betting platform says it has more than 8.5 million customers in 45 states and operates the biggest retail sportsbook in the world.
Sports betting will be offered first at Cordish’s Live Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and at Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, near Pittsburgh.
The two companies plan to pursue sports betting licenses and online gaming opportunities in Maryland, as well as in Washington and other places across the U.S. as legalized sports betting spreads across the country.
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned some states from offering sports betting, effectively allowing states to decide for themselves. Maryland’s largest casinos have pushed for legalization, though the matter has not yet moved forward in the General Assembly.