Online sports betting is coming to Maryland. This page will be updated with the latest promos and sportsbooks as soon as MD sports betting is live.
The rebranded Washington Football Team is building itself back into a contender as it awaits a permanent name change.
The name has always said DC, but the Washington Football Team has its headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia, and plays home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, making it as much a Maryland NFL team. There certainly are a lot of Marylanders in the fan base, most of whom have a renewed interest in the team’s fortunes.
With the launch of legal sports betting in Maryland, many of those fans in the stands at FedExField this season will find they can bet on games on a betting app right from their seat or at the new retail sportsbook likely at the stadium. Below find the latest WFT odds for the team’s next game straight from MD online sportsbooks, plus their latest Super Bowl odds, Chase Young prop odds and more.
Below find the latest spread, Super Bowl and prop odds for upcoming Washington Football Team games from the top online sportsbooks in Maryland. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and get started with your bets.
The top Maryland online sportsbooks allow you to wager on more than just money line bets, spreads bets, and totals bets for NFL games. You’ll find a variety of player and team props and futures bets, as well. For example, here are some player proposition bets you might see available on the DraftKings Maryland app or FanDuel mobile app:
Chase Young is a homegrown talent with MVP-type skills. Born and raised in Maryland, he now dominates as a defensive end for the Washington Football Team. After winning the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2020, he’s as much a contender for NFL MVP as any defensive player in the NFL.
The fact that he doesn’t play QB means the offseason odds on Young winning the MVP this upcoming season are around a whopping +12000, but that could and should change based on his performance throughout the season. You can keep up with the latest NFL MVP odds for the favorites and longshots like Chase Young in the feed above.
Props can also be for team stats and accomplishments, like which team will have more passing yards or whether the Washington defense will record more than two sacks in the game.
The odds for most futures bets come out in the offseason. The Washington Football Team betting odds may change throughout the year based on betting patterns, team and player performance, and roster moves. However, you lock in the odds on any futures bet at the time you place it. For the most part, the odds will be better the earlier you can get a bet down on football games.
This upcoming season, Washington will play no fewer than three nationally televised games in primetime, and possibly more with Sunday Night Football’s flex scheduling. Here are all of Washington’s games under the lights currently on the 2021 NFL schedule:
Here is the current Washington Football Team head coach and his coordinators:
The Washington Football Team has played home games since 1997 at what was originally Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. Here are the main details about what is now FedExField.
Other than nationally televised primetime games on NBC (Sunday) ESPN and ABC (Monday) or FOX and the NFL Network (Thursday), Washington Football Team games against NFC opponents and AFC opponents on the road will appear on local FOX affiliates. Washington home games against AFC opponents will be on local CBS affiliates. Plus, radio broadcasts for all Washington games air on WTEM 980 AM, WMAL 105.9 FM and ESPN 630 AM.
The Washington Football Team is one of the oldest and most storied franchises in the NFL.
Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves, the team changed its nickname to the Redskins a year later, then moved to Washington, DC, in 1937.
In 2020, the team permanently retired its longtime nickname. Currently, Washington is the only NFL franchise without a nickname, although the team has indicated it will adopt a new one in the near future.
The franchise won two NFL Championships prior to the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Since then, Washington has won three Super Bowl titles: 1982, 1987, and 1991. It has also claimed five NFC championships, though the team lost in Super Bowl games held in 1972 and 1983.
More than two dozen Washington players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including:
Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien, as well as Mark Moseley (the only kicker ever to win MVP), and defensive standout Dexter Manley head the list of notable Washington players who haven’t made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The team’s primary rivals are its NFC East opponents: the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. Washington won the NFC East in 2020 despite having a losing record of 7-9. They became the first team in NFL history to make the playoffs after starting a season 2-7. The team lost its Wild Card game, though, meaning Washington still seeks its first playoff game victory since 2005.
Owner Dan Snyder has been especially eager to get the team involved in sports betting, including lobbying lawmakers in both Virginia and Maryland. As the NFL and many of its franchises continue to explore sports betting partnerships, it is clear the Washington Football Team will remain involved in sports betting in the coming years.
It appears certain the Washington Football Team will be offering a sports betting app in Maryland once the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission establish rules and regulations for the state’s industry.
With the expansion of sports betting in America, more professional teams have become involved in the burgeoning industry. And the Washington franchise has already made clear its interest in doing so as well. In fact, it already has. Meanwhile, the Washington Football Team has already partnered with one online sport betting operator, making the prospect of the team offering online betting in Maryland all the more likely.
Maryland voters approved a referendum to authorize sports betting in November 2020. In April 2021, lawmakers passed a bill that legalized sports betting in the state. Maryland sports betting will become legal starting July 1, 2021.
The new law is unique insofar as it allows for an especially large number of sports betting licenses. There are different types of licenses available, with the highest-level licenses reserved for six MD casinos, the Maryland Jockey Club horse race tracks in Baltimore and Laurel, and major professional sports facilities.
That means FedExField is eligible to receive a sports betting license. Does this mean there will be a full-fledged retail sportsbook at the stadium? That remains to be seen.
The NFL initially did not permit teams to have betting windows or kiosks at their stadiums such as those found in typical sportsbooks. In 2020, the NFL began allowing stadiums in states where sports betting was legal to have “mobile betting lounges” inside the stadiums. Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, was the first NFL venue to include such a betting lounge.
These lounges function as designated areas where bettors can place their wagers on their phones. There are just no actual betting windows or kiosks to bet in person.
In nearby Washington, DC, where sports betting is also legal, there is an actual retail sportsbook in Capital One Arena, home to the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals of the NHL. But unless the NFL changes its rules, FedExField will instead host a mobile betting lounge such as found at other NFL stadiums.
In Jan. 2021, the Washington Football Team partnered with FanDuel to obtain a joint sports betting license in Virginia. At the time it was the first instance of an NFL team landing a deal with an online sports betting operator.
Together, the team and FanDuel launched a VA sports betting app. Although the team plays its games in Maryland, its headquarters are in Ashburn, VA, and the team pays taxes in the state.
The Washington Football Team and FanDuel have been working together for many years. Starting in 2014, the team first partnered with FanDuel to promote the site’s daily fantasy sports contests. The ongoing partnership means FanDuel could be involved in the team’s online sports betting presence in Maryland.
MGM Resorts has been a sponsor of the Washington franchise as well. Owner and operator of MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, BetMGM already has a deal with the Washington Nationals to operate a sportsbook at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
It should also be noted the team has previously indicated its intention to partner with a minority-owned company for its sportsbook. The team additionally pledged to share revenue with Maryland business owners who have historically faced discrimination.
Such an intention aligns with Maryland’s sports betting law. The law includes the creation of a new Sports Wagering Application Review Commission charged with reviewing and approving license applicants. The commission will give special consideration to minority- and women-owned businesses during the license application process.
In any event, it will be up to the Washington Football Team to decide how it wishes to proceed with an online sportsbook in Maryland. As with their arrangement with FanDuel in Virginia, the team gets to make that decision without the NFL’s involvement.
The average ticket price for a Washington game at FedExField jumped from approximately $160 in 2019 to $320 in 2020. Of course, tickets were rare and prices likely will return to normal this season.
American businessman and communications company leader Daniel Snyder owns the team. He bought it from Jack Kent Cooke’s estate in 1999 for $800 million, along with Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, which is now FedExField.
Forbes estimates the team is worth some $3.5 billion. That puts the team eighth on the Forbes NFL list. The Dallas Cowboys top the list with a $5.7 billion valuation.
The team will get a new name after the end of the upcoming 2021 NFL season. It has launched a website chronicling the search for a new name at WashingtonJourney.com that lets fans submit suggestions.
The Washington Football Team has retired only two numbers in its history: Bobby Mitchell’s No. 49 and Sammy Baugh’s No. 45. Other are considered unwearable:
Legendary QB Joe Theismann’s No. 7 was untouchable until he gave QB Dwayne Haskins permission to wear it in 2019.
The Washington Football Team is on Twitter under the @WashingtonNFL account. The team joined Twitter in April 2009 and now boasts 1.3 million followers.