Maryland Lottery Announces Sportsbook Applicants

Written By Giovanni Shorter on October 25, 2022
Maryland Sportsbook applications

Maryland online sports betting is progressing toward a launch. The state Lottery and Gaming Control has published the list of 10 Maryland sportsbook applications for the upcoming online market. The Maryland Lottery will meet Thursday, October 27, to review each application.

The applicants that are deemed qualified will then await the Sports Wagering Application Review Committee (SWARC) to approve them.

Big Name Operators Submit For Maryland Sportsbook Applications

The Maryland Lottery released the list of 10 applicants ahead of the Thursday meeting. These operators will be vying for a spot in the Maryland sports betting market. No official launch date has been set for Maryland online sports betting to go live. However, the launch window suggests late November or early December.

Online Sports Wagering License Applicants

Barstool Sportsbook
BetFred
BetMGM
Caesars Sportsbook
DraftKings
Fanatics
FanDuel
Parx Interactive
PointsBet
Rush Street Interactive

The Maryland Lottery’s review of the operators will be held on Thursday and sent to SWARC for final review. Once each applicant is evaluated by SWARC, they can be approved within 45 days. The deadline for final review will be November 21, meaning SWARC will not take the full 45 days to evaluate.

This is a major progression for Maryland. Residents have been eager for the mobile market o go live and now should see this in a few weeks. Maryland is also coming off of its largest month for sports betting revenue since launch. The booming retail market comes just as online near its launch.

What will Sports Betting Look Like In Maryland?

The Maryland online sports betting market will see statewide sports betting available through apps. The market will be similar to its neighbors in Virginia as well as how Washington D.C. lawmakers are hoping to become. This would make the entire DMV area mobile betting friendly.

Maryland residents will not be waiting much longer for their sports betting market. It is an exciting time to be a sports bettor in the Old Line State.

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Giovanni Shorter is a sports enthusiast and writer with a passion for the legal and industry side of the sports betting market. Giovanni got his education from Florida State University where he honed his writing style writing narratives and short stories. He has spent his professional career covering sports and entertainment through articles and blogs and continues to look at the industry from multiple angles.

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