Maryland Advances Mobile Sports Betting Rules, Opens Additional Retail Sportsbooks

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Caesars, FanDuel and BetMGM have all opened retail sportsbooks in the state of Maryland, which looks like it won’t have to wait much longer for mobile betting.

Maryland advanced some rules on Thursday that begin to clear the path for mobile betting in the state according to Ryan Butler at wagers.com.

Bettors will be able to access their accounts out of the state, which is common practice in legalized states, but only to check lines or deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts.

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Additionally, sportsbooks will not have to pay leagues for official data (also common practice). Runners are also prohibited, and bettors will be able to opt out of notifications when mobile betting does launch.

In terms of online betting, it remains unclear when that will be launched in Maryland. This is significant progress for something that should be live by the end of 2022.

For now, retail sportsbooks will continue to grow in Maryland over the next few months. In addition to the three books already live, Maryland is expected to launch a couple more in the next week.

Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin is expected to open its sportsbook operations on Dec. 17, which will be operated by TwinSpires.

Barstool Sportsbook is set to open its retail location on Dec. 23 at Hollywood Casino in Perryville. That location will start taking bets but is not expected to open a permanent book until Super Bowl Sunday, according to reports.

For more information regarding Maryland’s legalized sports betting, visit our informational page here.

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