Maryland Sports Betting Is Now Officially Legal

Maryland sports betting is now officially legal and you can wager on games at a number of sportsbooks. You can also bet on live events at a mobile sportsbook.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission unanimously approved the rules for sports betting. Maryland’s sports betting market will include both licensed and unlicensed operators.

While neighboring jurisdictions have already begun to offer online sportsbooks, it has been unclear how many sportsbooks are launching in the state. There are also a number of questions about how golf betting might evolve in the state.

One of the most attractive propositions for sportsbooks is NASCAR betting. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has teamed up with an official data-powered solution that will allow sportsbooks to take bets on every lap of each race. This enables sportsbooks to create a bespoke head-to-head betting market for each of the races.

Several operators have already applied for licenses. On October 25, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) announced a list of applicants, including Caesars, FanDuel, and BetMGM.

In the coming weeks, the BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook app will be live in the state. It offers top features, such as live odds boosts, a parlay builder, and a daily bonus. If you lose your first bet, you can get a refund.

As the Maryland sports betting market continues to mature, there are plenty of potential operators waiting in line. In fact, there are over 100 sportsbook skins that are expected to launch by the start of the NFL season.