- Maryland mobile sports betting is stuck in limbo as the disparity study continues.
- Local faces of the Maryland sports betting scene to provide answers on May 6th.
BALTIMORE – In spite of the Maryland residents voting to pass sports betting legislation in November of 2020, and Maryland lawmakers signing a bill in April of 2021 to officially legalize sports betting, mobile sportsbooks are still not available to the public.
Why Online State-Sanctioned Sports Betting Is Not Available Yet
House Bill 940 legalized retail, mobile, and online sports betting in Maryland; only the retail sportsbooks are operational.
Recently it was revealed that Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC), had launched a disparity study to determine if any additional efforts need to be made by SWARC in regards to getting more minority- and women-owned businesses involved in the sports betting sector.
That revelation was made in March, but the end of April is creeping closer and no progress has been reported.
Maryland Sports Betting Informational To Be Held On May 6th
The panelists will include prominent names in the Maryland sports betting scene, such as Johnny Grooms (BetMGM), Paul Hannon (PointsBet), Tory Key (Elys Game Technology), Richard Brower (MVB Bank), Jeff Ifrah (Ifrah Law), Lloyd Levenson (Cooper Levenson), and Robert Ruben (Duane Morris).
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Brett is a passionate sports writer who majored in Sport Management at Florida State University. He combines his knowledge of stats with his understanding of game theory to find the best values when sports betting. Brett enjoys golfing, playing cornhole, and hanging out by the pool when he’s not locked in watching games.