Stream While You Bet!
For years, traditional sports betting involved picking a game, studying each side’s tendencies, injuries, and current form, and choosing a likely winner.
It still does. However, current technology and capabilities allow Maryland sports bettors to participate in live stream betting. This means you can watch part of the game, see how the action is shaping up, and then wager while already watching the action on the field, court, or ice.
Granted, legalized sports betting is a developing entity in the United States. This also applies to live streaming capabilities. Maryland sports bettors should check this page regularly for updates.
Bettors can use the live-streaming feature to pick the perfect moment to wager. And to grab the best odds available at that exact second.
So, with that in mind, here are some of the sportsbooks that will offer live streaming of sporting events for bettors in the state of Maryland.
Which Maryland Sportsbooks Offer Live Streams?
The Top MD Sportsbooks Offering Live Streaming:
DraftKings – Widely Available, Offering Major League Baseball Options
Players can use the DraftKings website or utilize a mobile App that supports iOS or Android to participate in live stream wagering.
Available across 15 U.S. states, DraftKings had one of the widest reaches in the United States market and is a very safe bet for eventual availability to Maryland sports bettors.
During 2020, DraftKings made a big move into the live streaming area, signing a deal to live-stream games from the Korea Baseball Organization and Bundesliga Soccer (Germany Division 1) while all U.S.-based sports were shut down.
They have since solidified their standing in this area, and in July of this year secured their first deal with a major North American sports league when they agreed to stream select Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Users with both MLB.com and DraftKings accounts are able to watch one game per week.
As an aside, eSports enthusiasts may be interested to know that DraftKings has also offered live streams of Madden tournaments in the recent past.
DraftKings Sportsbook SPECIAL OFFER
FanDuel – Introducing NHL into Live Streaming
FanDuel is just behind DraftKings in terms of reach. The online sportsbook is currently available to sports bettors across a dozen U.S. states.
They made a big move into the U.S. streaming market when they inked a deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2020. FanDuel and the NHL agreed to stream up to two games per day throughout the regular season.
Users are required to have funds in their FanDuel betting account to watch these games. Furthermore, these games are subject to local blackout restrictions. This simply means folks may be unable to watch games featuring teams in their local areas.
Similarly, FanDuel became the first book in the U.S. to offer live streaming of any sports back in 2019. Then, they began featuring live soccer and tennis matches from select competitions.
FanDuel Sportsbook SPECIAL OFFER
BetMGM – Offering the NBA to Sports Bettors
Tennis and soccer competitions are popular options for live streaming, as BetMGM also offers these sports. But BetMGM has separated themselves by offering the option to live-stream select National Basketball Association (NBA) contests.
This deal, which also came about in 2020 after the NBA’s return to play, requires to user to have both a funded BetMGM account and either an NBA League Pass or NBA TV subscription. Again, only select games are offered at this time. Blackout restrictions may also apply based on local market.
Just last month, BetMGM partnered with MLB.com and the MLB app for a live-stream, sports-wagering specific broadcast of a playoff game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox.
BetMGM Sportsbook 1ST BET INSURANCE
Bet365 – Limited U.S. Reach, But Robust Live Streaming Capabilities
To date, Bet365 is only legal to U.S. customers based in New Jersey. But with Maryland sports gambling offering up to 60 licenses, it figures that Maryland sports bettors may soon be able to access the platform and its rampant live-stream options. Maryland Sportsbooks live streaming options will most likely peak at bet365 if it goes live in the Old Line State.
Bet365 claims to live-stream over 70,000 sporting events worldwide in a given year to bettors with an active (funded) account. It also offers a unique horse racing archive where bettors can access unlimited replays of any race from selected tracks.
To date, Bet365 does not promote any deals with major North American sports leagues, but offers robust selections of international soccer, basketball, tennis, rugby, and more.
bet365 Sportsbook DEPOSIT MATCH
BetRivers – Expanding Availability and Live Streaming Options
Already available in eight U.S. states, BetRivers is another option that makes sense geographically to expand into Maryland sports betting.
Again, BetRivers offers numerous options for live streaming in European and other markets but has yet to make major headway into North American sports. However, their live-streaming platform receives strong reviews, making BetRivers a natural fit to expand into major U.S. sports in the near future.
BetRivers Sportsbook 2ND CHANCE
So, the U.S. sports betting landscape is still very much in development, and that goes double for the live streaming options provided by these sportsbooks. But the sportsbooks listed above offer a strong combination of availability, current live-stream options, and capacity for growth that will soon benefit Maryland sports bettors.