Maryland Sportsbooks

  • The Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) has released its sports betting rules for public review and comment.
  • The 227-page proposed rules and regulations have been published in the Maryland Register.
  • These rules will be available to the public for 30 days.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Sports betting fans in Maryland are one step closer to seeing their own local betting market live after the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) released the proposed regulations for public review on Friday.

For a 30-day period, all residents and shareholders can review and comment on the rules posted in the Maryland Register. After that time, the final approval for the rules and regulations for the sports betting industry will take place.

This 227-page set of rules will likely become the framework for the Maryland sports betting market. Immediately following the last stamp of approval, the MLGCC will begin to issue sports betting licenses.

Maryland Sports Betting Incoming

This set of rules can be reviewed and commented on by all Maryland residents. Lawmakers will take all opinions into consideration before final regulations are approved. This is the standard process for all sports betting markets to officially launch.

The Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission will also be holding a meeting for public comment on Wednesday, September 22. There has not yet been an official date set for the launch of the regulated sports gaming industry of the state.

It won’t take much for the market to open up once everything is completed. Local casino operations already have partnerships with popular sportsbooks in preparation for their licenses.

Live! Casino has partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook to launch its operation in the Sports & Social bar. Caesars Sportsbook will be launching in Horseshoe Baltimore at the Guy Fieri restaurant. And, the MGM National Harbor has already received approval for its BetMGM sports bar.

Whenever the final regulations are set, local sports betting fans can expect to see sportsbooks go live in a number of places fairly quickly.

Maryland Lagging Behind Other Markets

Maryland is still moving at a slower pace compared to other regulated sports betting markets. Arizona and Maryland both legalized sports betting in April, but Arizona is set to go live on September 9, just in time for the NFL betting season.

Louisiana, Florida, and Wyoming are also all expected to go live before Maryland. At this rate, sports betting may not be live in the Old Line State in time for the 2021 NFL regular season, but could still launch ahead of the Super Bowl.

Despite the slow movement of Maryland lawmakers, the market inches closer to launching with each day that passes and local bettors should be excited about it.

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