Currently, Maryland sports betting is available at a number of mobile sportsbooks and sportsbooks located in neighboring states. However, the state will not allow online sports betting until 2022.
The NFL is looking to generate $270 million in revenue this season, and has been working to forge partnerships with sportsbooks. In addition to working with a licensed data and video provider, the league has signed on with sportsbook operators and gaming entities.
NFL broadcasters have been selling sportsbook commercials to the sportsbook operators that are approved by the league. For each game, the broadcasters can sell six commercials. They also have added a sportsbook line to the bottom of the screen. They have also begun to feature free-play games.
The NFL also worked to ensure that gambling content would not be portrayed as a nefarious activity. Players and teams were given gambling related training. The league has also made it a point to limit insider betting. It is a responsibility of the sportsbook operators to prevent insider betting.
The NFL and its official betting partners are offering a variety of bonuses to fans. For instance, new users can receive a bonus of up to $3,900. The sportsbook operators will also offer frequent odds boosts and preferential prices on home games. Some Maryland sports betting sites will even offer refunds for first wagers.
Sportsbooks in neighboring states have already started to offer online sports betting. The state has also begun to formalize the sports gambling licensing process. The state’s regulators have reviewed public comments and have issued guidelines. In addition, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has begun background checks on 17 sportsbook operators.