Maryland online sports betting could be live in a matter of weeks, as latest news emerges from the Old Line State.
Maryland sports betting officially launched back in December 2021. This gave Marylanders, and those passing through the state, the opportunity to wager on their favorite sports teams when visiting designated betting locations.
However, betting limited to in-person restricts the industry massively. This is why everyone is wondering when Maryland online sports betting will go live.
Latest News on the Launch?
There have been some recent updates to the news on the launch of Maryland online sports wagering.
The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission has opened the application period for sportsbooks to apply for sports betting licenses.
This marks a major step in the progression of Maryland online sports betting. As a result, we could be welcoming online betting to the state as early as November 2022. Get your smartphones and tablets ready, Maryland!
How Many Sportsbooks Will Be Available?
Maryland has made room for up to 60 sports betting licenses. To put this into context, New Jersey (the most mature sports betting market in the United States) is home to 42 licenses.
This means that Maryland will become the state with the most licenses dished out to sportsbook operators. This also means that pre-launch welcome bonuses for sports bettors in the state will be as generous and as exciting as we’ve ever seen in an attempt to grab your undivided attention.
Here are just some of the major sportsbook operators that will definitely be landing (virtually) in Maryland:
And that’s just 6 of up to 60 sportsbook brands that will be present in Maryland.
Will You Be Able to Bet Online in Maryland?
Once Maryland online sports wagering goes live in the coming weeks, you will instantly be able to open some betting accounts and wager on your favorite sports, teams and events. As long as you meet these 3 criteria:
- You are over 21 years of age
- A new account holder at the sportsbook you are signing up to
- Located within Maryland state lines at the time of registration and betting
Can You Bet Online in Neighboring States?
Yes, you can bet online in three neighboring states of Maryland.
In the North, Pennsylvania is one of the most mature online sports betting states. You can also play online casino in PA.
South of Maryland lies Virginia, where you can place online sports wagers. West Virginia is West of Maryland, where you can place both online sports bets and online casino wagers.
Currently, online casino gaming is not included in Maryland’s sports betting bill. However, this could change in the future.