Sports betting expected to launch in Maryland
Maryland could finally have mobile sports betting up and running soon, with up to 10 licenses set to be issued on Wednesday.
The establishment of the expanded gambling industry has moved slowly since Maryland voters approved sports betting during the 2020 election. The first brick-and-mortar sports gambling locations opened in December 2021.
A state commission that awards sports betting licenses is scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider 10 applicants for mobile licenses that already have passed initial reviews. They include:
Bingo World in Brooklyn Park (under the name Arundel Amusements)
BetMGM Maryland Sports, DraftKings (under the name Crown MD Online Gaming), Greenmount Off-Track Betting in Hampstead, Long Shot’s in Frederick. Washington Commanders football team (under the name Maryland Stadium Sub)Hollywood Casino Perryville (under the name PENN Maryland OSB)Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover (under the name PPE Maryland Mobile). Riverboat on the Potomac in Charles County.
Should any or all of these companies win mobile betting licenses on Wednesday, they would not be allowed to take bets immediately. They’d first have to pass a final set of control tests overseen by state regulators.