Maryland Sports Betting

Get All the Key Details Before The Old Line State Launches Mobile Sports Betting

Projected Online Sportsbooks in Maryland

Maryland has recently legalized sports betting and online sportsbooks are now officially live in the state. As of November 23, 2022, seven online betting sites have been approved by the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency to start taking bets.

Maryland sportsbooks, as authorized by the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, offer a wide range of options for bettors. Users have access to single game and event bets, futures bets on various championships, in-play and live betting, parlay bets and more. There are also numerous promotions available for users to take advantage of, such as sign up bonuses, free plays and other rewards. Sportsbooks in Maryland are safe and secure destinations for bettors as all sites are regulated by the state lottery agency.

Maryland bettors must be 21+ and present to place wagers in the state. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling

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Sports Betting Legislation in Maryland

Sports betting is finally legal in the state of Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan made the news official on December 9, 2021, when he placed the first sports bet in the state at MGM National Harbor. The state did nearly $16.5 million in handle for the month of December. It will be interesting to see how much sports betting takes off in Maryland in 2023.  Find all the details here as they become available.

Maryland Sports Betting Details

Start DateDecember 9, 2021
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingFall of 2022
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillSB58
Eligible SportsbooksTBD

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.

Maryland sports betting FAQs

Maryland Sports Betting FAQs

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?

Yes, Sports betting went live in the state of Maryland on December 9, 2021.

Is mobile betting legal in Maryland?

Yes, you can now bet on mobile apps like DraftKings now in the state of Maryland.

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 states 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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