Maryland Sports Betting

Maryland Sports Betting

Legal sports betting is only a few months away for Maryland residents!

Maryland will be able to vote to legalize sports betting on their ballots this November. The vote is expected to be overwhelmingly passed. Expect to see final legislation in early 2021 with live betting available shortly thereafter. Find all the details here as they come available.

Maryland Sports Betting Details

Start DateEarly 2021
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingTo be determined.
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillSB58
Eligible SportsbooksTo be determined.

Current Status of Legal Sports Betting in Maryland

The Maryland legal sports betting process was confusing before COVID-19, after the pandemic it became nearly impossible to figure out what the plan is moving forward. The problem of course is that state legislatures are pouring time and resources into the pandemic, which pushes everything else onto the backburner. That being said, here are the details you really need to know.

The state voted unanimously to include a sports betting bill on the ballot for 2020. Early polling indicates that Maryland residents will overwhelmingly approve this bill. Once approved, the Maryland state Senate will then vote on the tax rate and whether or not to legalize online and mobile sports betting.

It is worth noting that an initial poll of voters indicated that the majority of voters were in favor of making online betting available immediately. That is a great sign for Maryland residents as online and mobile betting will make sports betting more accessible to all residents. Additionally, this allows for more competition which will make better lines, promotions, and of course, live betting available immediately.

Potential Maryland Sportsbook Options

With the expectation being that Maryland will make online sports betting legal in the first quarter of 2021, what sportsbook options should residents expect to see? There are a lot of factors to consider, such as tax rate and eligibility rules, but here is a list of sportsbooks that are monitoring the situation very carefully.

As we hinted to earlier, if Maryland gets even two of these sportsbooks up and running in 2021 it will be a massive win for sports fans. Should they offer a fair tax rate and straight forward path to registering and operating in the state you will likely see all seven of our top-rated sportsbooks operating by the time the 2021 NFL and college football seasons come around.

SportsbookOur GradePromo OfferGet Started
fanduel sportsbook maryland9.8Out of 10Up to:$500Free BetGet Offer
draftkings sportsbook maryland9.5Out of 10Up to:$1,025Deposit BonusGet Offer
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barstool sportsbook maryland8.7Out of 10Up to:$500Free BetGet Offer
betmgm maryland8.5Out of 10Up to:$500Deposit BonusGet Offer
williamhill maryland7.8Out of 10Up to:$250Free BetGet Offer

Maryland sports betting FAQs

Maryland Sports Betting FAQ’s

Outside of Las Vegas residents and visitors, sports betting is a fairly new industry for US citizens. It will be brand new for Maryland residents whose only option has been brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. As a result, many residents will have questions as to how this will work. Below are answers to many of those questions.

Is sports betting currently legal in Maryland?

Sports betting is not yet legal in the state of Maryland, but is on the ballot for November. If passed, legal sports betting could begin in early 2021.

Will mobile betting be legal in Maryland?

If we look at the journey to legal sports betting in Maryland in phases, whether or not mobile and online betting will be legal is essentially step three. Step one was getting the bill on the ballot, step two will be voting yes, and step three will be setting a tax-rate and deciding whether or not to legalize mobile betting.

Will you be able to bet on college sports in Maryland?

Whether or not it will be legal to bet on college sports in Maryland will also come following November’s vote. If we look to other state’s like a roadmap, college sports will be legal in Maryland, however, you may not be able to bet on the state’s colleges and universities.

What is the legal betting age in Maryland?

The legal betting age in Maryland will be 21.

How many casinos are currently operating in Maryland?

Should Maryland decide not to offer online sports betting, residents would likely have to visit a sportsbook located at one of the state’s six casinos to bet on sports. These casinos include: Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover, MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Hollywood Casino in Perryville, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Ocean Downs near Ocean City, and Rocky Gap in Cumberland.

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