The first license applications for sports betting in Maryland are now open


the Maryland Lottery and Gambling Commission open license applications Tuesday for the 17th Places named in Maryland Sports Betting Legislation.

Locations can apply for retail licenses on the MLGCC website. The sports betting laws in Maryland allow more than 100 Sports betting licenses. In addition to the 17 entities mentioned, it can 30th additional class B retail locations.

Applications for the competitive licenses, including the 60 mobile licenses, will be opened at a later date.

At which 17 locations can MD sports betting licenses be applied for?

Legislators this year named 17 institutions that passed laws this year to obtain sports betting licenses. These businesses include casinos, racecourses, and off-track betting facilities, as well as bingo halls.

the Examination committee for sports betting applications approved all 17 companies at its very first meeting in August. The MLGCC now has to issue the licenses.

The 17 units are:

  • MGM national port
  • Live! Casino & Hotel
  • Horseshoe Casino
  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • Oriole Park in Camden Yards
  • FedEx field
  • Ocean Downs Casino
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Rocky Gap Casino
  • Laurel Park Racetrack and Pimlico Racetrack
  • Maryland State Fairgrounds
  • Bingo world
  • Rod-n-Reel
  • Jockey bar and grill
  • Greenmount station
  • Long shots
  • River boat on the Potomac

future NBA, NHL or MLS Franchisees who rent a stadium in Maryland can also qualify for an A-1 license.

Sports betting retail en route to Maryland

Once the 17 licenses are approved, they can begin opening sports betting in retail stores in Maryland.

Online sports betting providers can work with Class A and B licensees to offer retail sports betting. The 17 retail companies mentioned can also apply for licenses for online sports betting.

This is what these partnerships look like so far:

the Baltimore Ravens, who play at the M&T Stadium, have announced three separate sports betting partnerships. None of these partnerships – BetMGM, Draft kings and Caesars – Announcements mention sports betting retail in the stadium.

the Washington Football Team has a Virginia Sports betting license. FanDuel has access to the Old rule about the WFT.

Other applications will open later

There are still until 23 Win unnamed retail licenses. The MLGCC will open these applications and online licenses later.

The SWARC has yet to establish rules for evaluating applicants before they can issue licenses and forward them to the MLGCC for background research before licenses can be issued. Legislation requires SWARC to give preference to minority and women owned companies.

There is potentially 60 mobile licenses available, by far the most in any US online sports betting jurisdiction.

Sports betting process in Maryland

Maryland voters authorized sports betting in November 2020.

The legislature set to work at the beginning of the year to implement these wishes. Governor Larry Hogan signed the bill Can, with the hope that the first sports betting sometime during the NFL Season, at least until MLB‘S World series.

The MLGCC approved a set of rules in Julywho the Maryland Register then published in August, which initiates a 30-day public comment period. This period ends September 27th. The MLGCC will hold a public meeting on the regulations September 22.


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