Orioles Announce Plan to Add Sportsbook Lounge in Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2023

| August 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today the Orioles announced a “long-term partnership” with Las Vegas sportsbook SuperBook Sports to open a retail sports betting lounge at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Subject to licensing and approvals from the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission, the SuperBook Sports Lounge is anticipated to open in 2023.

The Orioles did not elaborate on where in the stadium the lounge will be, what level it will be on, how large it will be, or what it will replace.

“The details of the SuperBook Sports Lounge will be announced leading into the 2023 season,” Orioles Director of Public Relations Katie Krause told SouthBMore.com.

The Orioles have kept the upper deck seats in left field closed since Opening Day, but Krause told SouthBMore.com “it is an effort to streamline efficiencies amongst our game day staff to maintain a better food and beverage and retail experience by dedicating staff to key areas where there is more traffic.”

The SuperBook Sports Lounge “will be highlighted by a social atmosphere, including food and beverages, as well as a comfortable seating for fans to enjoy the game and place live sports bets. It will feature the amenities and viewing experience of a live sportsbook with the ability to place bets from the palm of your hand.”

As part of this partnership, SuperBook branding will be prevalent throughout the ballpark, including on the center field scoreboard and home plate signage, as well as on on-site activations during games. SuperBook will also be featured in the MLB Ballpark app and on the Orioles’ social media platforms.

“The Orioles are thrilled to partner with SuperBook to enhance our gameday experience with the introduction of their first-ever on-premise sports lounge,” said T.J. Brightman, Orioles senior vice president, chief revenue officer, in a press release. “While our organization is striving to build the next World Series contender in Charm City, we are 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.”

“SuperBook Sports is excited about this partnership with the Baltimore Orioles,” said Kristin Mackey, SuperBook Sports vice president of marketing, in a press release. “The heritage and tradition of the Orioles brand fits perfectly with the SuperBook brand. To be a part of ‘The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball’ is an honor, and we look forward to bringing a one of a kind sports lounge experience to fans. The future of the Orioles is bright, and we look forward to continuing to grow together for years to come.”

SuperBook Sports launched in Las Vegas in 1986 and calls itself “The World’s Largest Sportsbook.” It has been expanding around the country over the past two years.

Sport betting was legalized in Maryland after the signing of Maryland General Assembly bill HB940 last year. This bill specifically allowed sports wagering at Maryland’s six casinos and the three professional sports stadiums that include M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Maryland General Assembly bill HB896, which lays the groundwork for up to $1.2 billion in future renovations at Camden Yards Sports Complex stadiums Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, was signed into law this year. An additional 30 retail betting licenses are open to applicants, and 60 licenses will be granted for online sports books.

HB896 will raise the debt limit from bonds issued by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) from $235 million to $1.2 billion. The Orioles home ballpark of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens home stadium of M&T Bank Stadium will each be eligible for up to $600 million of bond debt for future improvements.

The Orioles have not yet announced any detailed renovations plans for Oriole Park at Camden Yards at this time.

The team completed a $3.5-million project before the start of this season. This included pushing back the left wall, raising its height, and removing several rows of seats.

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