Bally Bet, WynnBET Receive Online Licenses to Operate in Maryland
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After a successful online launch last week, the Maryland sports betting market could see two new online sportsbooks join the fold soon.
The Maryland Lottery on Thursday announced that Bally Bet and WynnBET have qualified for online sports betting licenses in the state. Maryland went live with seven online sportsbooks on Nov. 23, and a couple of other operators, including Betfred, betPARX and Fanatics, are scheduled to launch in 2023.
The seven sportsbooks to go live last week were:
Bally Bet Maryland
This will be Bally Bet's eighth live state as they already have a presence in multiple large sports betting market. Bally Bet is scheduled to launch in Ohio at midnight on Jan. 1.
We'll provide an update if Bally's inks a new sports betting partnership before becoming an officially-licensed sportsbook in the Old Line State.
Live States: AZ, CO, IA, IN, NY, VA
WynnBET's Maryland launch in early 2023 will be its 11th live state. This will be another big win for WynnBET as they are also scheduled to go live in Ohio on Jan. 1.
Stay tuned for any partnerships WynnBET secures in Maryland until they get the green light to launch.
Live States: AZ, CO, IN, LA, MI, NJ, NY, TN, VA
What Comes Next
The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) can approve both books as early as Dec. 14 during their next meeting. Sports betting licenses would then be issued by the Maryland Lottery. Both Bally Bet and WynnBET would have to go through a testing period before officially launching.
In an ideal world for both sportsbooks, they would launch by the New Year in time for college football bowl games, the College Football Playoff National Championship, and the start of the NFL Playoffs.