- MD SB 4, a sports betting bill, passed before the Maryland state legislature adjourned.
- William Hill is making plans to operate a sportsbook in Maryland should voters approve sports betting on the November ballot.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With sports betting possibly on the way to the Free State, William Hill plans on becoming a Maryland sportsbook provider.
With the COIVD-19 (coronavirus) pandemic sweeping the nation, many states are forgoing sports betting legislation. They are expediting the legislative process to approve necessary bills to assist with these unforeseen times. Despite that, the Maryland legislature approved of legal sports betting before adjourning.
Maryland Sports Betting And William Hill
Maryland sports betting is not completely legal yet, but it is very close to being so. Before the state legislature adjourned, lawmakers approved of a sports betting bill that would bring sportsbooks to the state.
MD SB 4 is the bill in question. The details for the bill still need to be fleshed out, but that was not the concern for lawmakers. Maryland lawmakers wanted to make sure the bill passed, even in an incomplete form.
Doing so has put Maryland sports betting on the 2020 ballot for the state. Maryland voters will now get the opportunity to vote on the bill. If lawmakers did not approve the bill when they did, sports betting would have to go through a constitutional amendment. That process would have delayed Maryland sports betting even further.
But thanks to that, sports betting companies such as William Hill are making their bid to operate in Maryland. There are a couple of locations in Maryland where William Hill can operate. The Horseshoe Baltimore Casino is one such location.
Horseshoe is owned by Caesars Entertainment who just got recently bought by Eldorado Resorts. Eldorado Resorts already has a partnership with William Hill, so the location would be good for William Hill to open a sportsbook.
The Rock Gap Casino Resort could also be another William Hill sportsbook location. Golden Entertainment owns this casino and they are also partnered with William Hill.
Thanks to previously made partnerships, William Hill is looking to expand its presence into Maryland. At the earliest, William Hill sportsbooks could open in Maryland sometime in 2021.
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