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Legal Online Sports Betting in Maryland

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This ranking only list online sports betting websites authorized in the state of Maryland.

Given the open attitude toward online gambling in the state, you shouldn't find it surprising that sports betting is legal in Maryland. They overwhelmingly approved the measure to make it legal on the 2020 ballot referendum.

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. signed bill HB 940 in May 2021. However, despite them opening it up, Maryland didn't approve its first operator until December 9, 2021, when they issued a license to MGM National Harbor Casino. This is one of five casinos that received licensing to operate in the state.

Unfortunately, despite them making it legal and issuing the licensing, they didn't allow sports betting even in 2022. That shows how while some states may make it legal, they still need to go through a rigorous process. Maryland continues to inch its way forward, however, and we may even see full legalization of online gambling in the state eventually.

Maryland does offer 60 mobile and online sports betting licenses, but if you want to get one, you will need to pay $500,000 for the fee and process of applying. Because of the fees, Maryland is unlikely to see some of the small sportsbooks opening up shop. Each of the sports betting licenses will make them legal for up to five years.

The interesting thing about Maryland comes from how it has taken them two years to go through the process, and most don't expect them to legalize sports betting fully until the 2023 Superbowl. Still, the state has not set a firm date for opening, which means that it could be even longer than that. When you compare it to other states that opened more quickly, it is curious that they have taken so long to make it legal, despite their full support for it.

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Online Sports Betting News in Maryland

Maryland Legislature Wants to Add Sports Betting Licenses

September 18, 2023 — When the Maryland legislature passed sports betting legislation, they opened the door for up to as many as 107 total sports betting operators. With a total of 24 licenses granted to date by the Mary...

Crab Sports Comes Alive in Maryland

July 25, 2023 — The Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has quietly grabbed a strong foothold in the international iGaming market. They have done this by developing an award-winning online gambling platform that has been...

Sports Betting Launches in Maryland While Several States Announce Big Revenue for October

November 29, 2022 — It was two years in the making. In November of 2020, Maryland voters gave the green light for legislators to start crafting sports betting legislation. Earlier in the year, retail sports betting outle...

Maryland Opens Sports Betting During Thanksgiving Week

November 28, 2022 — It’s been two years in the making. It was two years ago that Maryland residents voted yes to a sports betting referendum, which was presented during the 2020 election cycle. From that day forward,...

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