Maryland launches legal retail sports betting

Maryland officially opened its regulated sports wagering market yesterday (December 9) after state Governor Larry Hogan placed the first legal bet at MGM National Harbor.


The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission’s (MLGCC) Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) last month issued five sports betting licences to land-based casinos, with the aim of taking the first legal bets within the two months.

Penn National’s Hollywood Casino in Perryville; Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore; Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover; the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill and Churchill Downs’ Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin all secured licences.

The MLGCC had previously cleared the quintet to receive licences earlier this year.

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