You can now bet at several physical locations in Maryland, such as:
- Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, managed by FanDuel
- MGM National Harbor, operated by BetMGM
- Ocean Downs Casino, managed by TwinSpires.
As of early March 2022, sports betting apps were not yet available in this state.However, over fifty Maryland betting apps are bracing to go live before the NFL kick-off.
When Will Online Sports Betting Go Livein Maryland?
Bettors can also expect the state to grant up to 60 online sports betting licenses to various operators. However, this isn’t likely to happen before the middle of 2022.
Once all licenses are granted, Maryland’s residents and guests will experience some of the best online betting opportunities in the USA.
Maryland’s Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) and the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) are still working to overcome some legal obstacles, paving the way to a massive online sportsbook and gaming app launch later in 2022.
Hopefully, Marylanders will be able to wager on the NFL season as soon as it kicks off.
A Lot of Work Ahead
MLGCA is still working to facilitate the operations of physical sportsbooks on the premises of Maryland’s five big casinos. There still are nine licenses waiting to be awarded.
And while more than 50 fantasy sports giants and sportsbooks have applied for online app licenses, the SWARC may take a while to review and approve all bids.
Furthermore, the licensing watchdog has not yet adopted a set of rules under which the online sports apps will operate.
Which Sports Betting Apps Will Launch in Maryland?
Here are the most popular online betting apps coming soon to Maryland.
Caesars Sportsbook & Online Casino
Having one of the best online betting apps in the world, Caesars promises lucrative bonuses to Maryland’s online bettors once it goes online.
They will get a $1,001 free bet match on their first wager. The app will be available via the App Store and Google Play.
FanDuel Sportsbook Maryland
This fantasy sports giant promises Marylanders exciting NFL and NBA bets through its easy-to-use mobile app. It is praised for its stability on Android and iOS devices and lightning speed.
Online bettors will soon get a $1,000 risk-free bet through FanDuel’s app.
BetRivers is also waiting to launch its versatileonline betting app in the Old-Line State. The sportsbook’s license is now in review.
BetRivers will most likely operate in Baltimore as Bingo World Casino’s official online betting app provider. When their app goes online, first-time bettors will be entitled to a 100% deposit match bonus of up to $250.
The official sports betting app of BetMGM will launch from Maryland’s National Harbor Casino in Forest Heights. First-time bettors will receive $1,000-worth of a risk-free bet with BetMGM’s unique promo code.