Old Line Government Affairs is closely monitoring updates around sports betting in Maryland. The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission recently approved sports betting for 5 casinos in Maryland:
- Hollywood Casino Perryville
- Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore
- Live! Casino in Hanover
- MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill
- Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin
Several casinos have already built out special areas where sports betting will take place. Meanwhile, some members of the commission voiced concerns about the lack of smaller, minority- and women-owned businesses in this first group of licenses.
While the commission has approved the five casino applications, there are still financial, operational, security and other reviews necessary. Hold your bets just a bit longer–it’s expected the 5 venues could begin accepting on-site bets in a few weeks, potentially in time for NFL playoffs.
Read more details in Maryland Matters.