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 Updated December 5, 2022

The wait is over, sports bettors — Maryland online sports betting is live! Seven sportsbooks are available for you to choose from at launch. Read on to learn more about these sportsbooks.

If you're a first-time sports betting registrant in Maryland, be sure to take advantage of some of these sportsbook offers:

  • BetMGM: Register with code ACTIONWC to take advantage of BetMGM's Bet $10, Get $200 on a World Cup Goal offer.
  • Caesars: Enter code ACTION22PICS to qualify for the Bet $20, Get $100/Up to $1,500 back on your first bet
  • FanDuel: No FanDuel bonus code is required to redeem FanDuel's Bet $5, Get $200 No Matter What offer.
  • Barstool: Sign up and enter code ACTIONMD for Barstool's Bet $1, Get $100 and $1,000 New Player Bonus.
  • PointsBet: No PointsBet promo code is required to earn $200 Free at Deposit, plus Five $100 Risk-Free Bets.

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Maryland Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Maryland?

Yes! Online betting has officially launched as of 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Bettors are now able to place online sports bets at seven sportsbooks.

💸  What are the requirements to bet online?

You have to be 21 years of age and physically in the state (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech, or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place wagers.

📒 What online sportsbooks are available in MD?

FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, PointsBet, Barstool, and BetRivers

Betfred, BetFanatics, and betPARX, are expected to launch in early 2023 by the 2023 NFL Playoffs.

🏈 What sports can I bet on?

MD bettors can bet on all the major league sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL), including college football and basketball, and more such as European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby.

Latest Highlights in MD Sports Betting:

  • December 1, 2022 — The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announce that Bally Bet and WynnBET are qualified operators to obtain sports betting licenses. SWARC and the MLG will determine if both online sportsbooks will receive a legal license by at least Dec. 14 during their next meeting.
  • November 23, 2022 — Legal online MD sports betting is finally here! Seven online sportsbooks went live in Maryland (DraftKings, Caesars, FanDuel, BetMGM, Barstool, BetRivers, and PointsBet).
  • November 22, 2022 — Gov. Larry Hogan announces that MD online sports betting will officially go live at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday. Seven sportsbooks will be available at launch.
  • November 21, 2022 — Soft-launch period is set between 2-10 p.m. EST for all licensed books. Caesars, FanDuel, and BetMGM's pre-registration offers expire at 2 p.m. EST. 
  • November 17, 2022 — Maryland Lottery officially announces that Maryland online sports betting will launch on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
  • November 16, 2022 — The Maryland Wagering Commission awards 10 sports betting licenses, but an official launch date, while expected to happen in the next week or two, was not announced by the committee or the state lottery.
  • November 14, 2022 — Maryland state officials confirmed that SWARC will be announcing legalized sportsbooks on Nov. 16 with the expectation that online sports betting will launch sometime around Thanksgiving.
  • November 1, 2022 – Geolocation software leader GeoComply is awarded a Tier One Contractor license by Maryland. This is exciting news and confirmation that Maryland will offer online sports betting within the next few weeks.
  • October 27, 2022 – Ten sports betting operators have applied to become licensed in Maryland. Those applications included Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Barstool, PointsBet, and more.
  • October 19, 2022 – Maryland's online sports betting launch is expected by or around Thanksgiving. SWARC reaffirmed the launch timeline between Nov. 21-Dec. 5.
  • September 12, 2022 – Regulators state that Maryland is on pace to launch sports betting apps by November or December.
  • September 6, 2022 – The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has announced that MD is accepting online sports betting licenses until Oct. 21, 2022. The state can accept up to 60 sports betting licenses. 

Latest Sports News in Maryland:

  • The Terps men's basketball team are 6-0 on the season after defeating Coppin State 95-79 last Friday night. Their next matchup comes against 0-6 Louisville tomorrow night on ESPN2. (11/28)
  • The Ravens fell to 7-4 after losing in embarrassing fashion to the Jaguars in Jacksonville yesterday, 28-27. Baltimore's defense allowed 18 4th quarter points in a game that went back-and-forth late. (11/28)
  • The Washington Commanders won yesterday, 19-13, over the Atlanta Falcons during a rainy day at FedEx Field. Washington are 7-5 on the season and sit in the last Wild Card spot in the NFC at the moment. They visit the 7-4 Giants in a big NFC East matchup this upcoming Sunday. (11/28)
  • The Wizards have just dropped 3 straight games: they had 2 losses to Miami and then another to Boston last night on the road. They are 10-10 as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight in D.C. (11/28)

What to Keep an Eye on:

  • The 7-4 Baltimore Ravens play at home against the struggling Denver Broncos next Sunday at 1pm ET. Can they improve their record to 8-4? (11/28)
  • Maryland's women's basketball program are 6-2 after securing wins over Towson and Pittsburgh over the holiday weekend. They find themselves ranked No. 14 in the nation as they visit No. 7 Notre Dame Thursday night on ESPN2. Can they get the road upset? (11/28)
  • The 9-11-3 Washington Capitals lost in New Jersey 5-1 on Saturday night, but Ovechkin scored his 791st goal over the weekend to inch closer to Gordie Howe on the all-time list. Can the Caps get back to their winning ways when they visit Vancouver tomorrow night? (11/28)
  • The Maryland football program finished their season 7-5 after a dominating 37-0 win over Rutgers at home on Saturday. Where will the Terps play their Bowl game? (11/28)

Where to Play: Legal Online Sportsbooks in Maryland

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BetMGM Maryland

The King of Sportsbooks continues to expand its offerings into new states with their online launch in MD. Their retail location at the MGM National Harbor is the largest casino in the state. BetMGM is an official partner of the Baltimore Ravens. 

BetMGM Promo

Bet $10, Get $200 on a World Cup goal

BetMGM Bonus Code

ACTIONWC

Action Network Score

9.8/10. Read our BetMGM review to discover more details and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Caesars Maryland

Until the online sports betting launch, Marylanders have been able to place wagers at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, which is owned by Caesars.

Caesars Sportsbook Promo

Bet $20, Get $100 and up to $1,500 back on your first bet

Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code

ACTION22PICS

Action Network Score

9.5/10. Take a look at our Caesars review for more details and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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FanDuel Maryland

This will be FanDuel's 17th live state. FanDuel offers their sportsbook at the Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, one of the largest facilities in the state and country.

FanDuel Promo 

Bet $5, Get $200 no matter what!

FanDuel Promo Code

There is no promo code required to claim the FanDuel offer.

Action Network Score

9.5/10. See our FanDuel review for more details and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Barstool Maryland

Barstool's retail sportsbook at the Hollywood Casino Perryville has been live since June 2022, so their impending online sportsbook launch has been completely expected. 

Barstool Promo

Bet $1, Get $100, plus a 1,000 New Player Bonus

Barstool Bonus Code

ACTIONMD

Action Network Score

9.0/10. Learn more about the Barstool Sportsbook promo code by reading our app review, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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PointsBet Maryland

PointsBet is bringing PointsBetting to MD. To date, PB has secured partnerships with the University of Maryland Athletics and Riverboat on the Potomac.

PointsBet Promo

$200 free after deposit, plus five $100 risk-free bets 

PointsBet Promo Code

No promo code required

Action Network Score

9.7/10. Read our PointsBet review for more in-depth information about and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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How to Place a Mobile Sports Bet in Maryland

Now that online sports betting is legal and live in Maryland, it's time to start betting. Here's a quick four-step guide on how to get started:

Step 1: Choose a Sportsbook

Seven major online sportsbooks have gone live Maryland, with three more to come in the near future and the potential for as many as 60 operators in the state.

If you bet just $5 at FanDuel, you get $200 no matter what. Let’s start there.

Eventually, you’ll want multiple sports betting accounts so you can shop for the best lines, but for now, let’s just use FanDuel, especially since that allows us to use Action Network’s exclusive QuickSlip to instantly place our future bets.

Step 2: Sign Up

Create a new account at FanDuel by following the prompts. You might need to provide proof of identity, like a driver’s license and social security number, to verify you are of legal age and so you can’t create multiple accounts using fake names.

You may already have an account at FanDuel if you’ve played DFS before. If so, login.

Pro Tip: If you’re in D.C. or another nearby state and try to sign up in Maryland, use all your real information. Don’t use a friend’s address, or an old address. It’s perfectly legal to sign up to bet in Maryland while you’re inside state lines, even if you don’t live there.

Step 3: Deposit Money Online, Not in Person

Maryland has made things easy on sports bettors by allowing online sign-ups and registrations. Some states make you sign up in person before betting online.

You can deposit at FanDuel with the following:

  • Credit card
  • Bank account
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
  • And more…

Legal sportsbooks make you pay upfront by depositing a certain amount of money (that you choose) which will operate as your bankroll (or available funds to bet). If you’ve previously bet offshore, you’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to use a credit card or bank account to deposit money.

Cashing out is also easy — FanDuel will wire money right to your bank account at any time, in this example. We’ve seen withdrawals come through in fewer than 24 hours in some instances. If you’ve been betting offshore, that’s a welcome change.

Step 4: Place Your First Bet

Once you’re at FanDuel sportsbook, either on desktop or through the mobile app, all we have to do to bet is simply click on a line you like, and it will be highlighted.

Once it’s highlighted, the bet will populate your bet slip, where you’ll select how much you want to bet from your available funds that you deposited earlier. That bet slip will be on the right side of your screen on desktop, and in the middle of the bottom menu on your phone.

So get started sports betting in Maryland with FanDuel’s offer of $200 no matter what as long as you wager $5. And if you don’t know what any of this means, check out our beginner’s sports betting guide.

Maryland Sports Betting Background and Legalization Timeline

Maryland’s first seven online sports betting apps are officially live as of Wednesday, Nov. 23! This news comes after SWARC announced licenses for 10 mobile sportsbooks in mid-November. The 10 online sportsbooks that were awarded licenses were:

Some of the sportsbooks did not immediately launch when legal online sports betting went live. Betfred, betPARX, and BetFanatics are expected to wait until 2023 before or during the 2023 NFL Playoffs. Bally Bet and WynnBET are two additional operators that have qualified to obtain a sports betting license, so expect both sportsbooks to also join the MD market in early 2023.

According to the SWARC, 21 mobile license applications were submitted during the first application window, meaning there are an additional 11 applications for the group to consider. SWARC has not yet revealed the names of these operators, but they could award more licenses when the group meets again on Dec. 14.

Retail sports betting launched in Maryland in December 2021 as mobile bettors in the state continue to wait for online sports betting to go live.

Maryland’s sports betting bill directs the SWARC to award up to 30 additional retail and 60 online sportsbooks to state businesses. Though Maryland will license as many as 60 statewide mobile sportsbooks, it could take years to reach that cap.

State lawmakers have created two licenses that operators can apply for:

  • Class A license: 17 Class A licenses are given to six casinos, three professional sports teams, and other retail locations throughout the state.
  • Class B license: 30 licenses will be given to additional retail locations such as gas stations, facilities with gaming kiosks, etc. 

If an operator is able to attain both Class A and B licenses, they will be eligible to apply for an online wagering license in the Old Line State.

The legalization of sports betting in the Old Line State has been a lengthy process. Maryland had the longest go-live periods in U.S. sports betting history after legalizing during the 2020 election. Most states go live within 6-12 months, and at most 18 months because they need to draft regulations, approve books, etc.

Arizona and Connecticut, which both approved sports betting around the same time as MD, have launched both retail and online sportsbooks.

Maryland's Legalization Timeline

We'll bet you care more about the sports of it all than the legal history, but here are some of the important events along the way:

November 2022

Maryland mobile sports betting launches on Nov. 23. Seven sportsbooks (DraftKings, Caesars, FanDuel, BetMGM, Barstool, BetRivers, and PointsBet) go live in the state. [Maryland Online Sports Betting Is Officially Live — Everything You Need to Know, Nov. 23]

Maryland online sports betting will go live on Nov. 23. After a highly-anticipated wait, the Maryland Lottery has confirmed that online sports betting will be available in Maryland right before Thanksgiving. [Maryland Online Sports Betting Set to Launch on Nov. 23, Nov. 17]

 State lawmakers confirm that SWARC will announce sportsbooks on November 16. The original Nov. 21 announcement date was changed because the state is hoping to launch mobile sports betting around Thanksgiving. [Maryland Online Sports Betting Expected to Launch this Month, Nov. 14]

GeoComply is granted a Tier One Contractor license by Maryland. As MD approaches their online sports betting launch, geolocation security is a necessity to provide secure and seamless sports betting in any location. [Nov. 1]

October 2022

The MLGCC announce that 10 online sports betting operators are qualified to launch in the state. SWARC will officially award licenses on November 21 before the operators go through a trial period to ensure they are prepared to launch. [Oct. 31]

September 2022

Maryland regulators announced that Maryland is on pace to start online sports betting before the end of 2022. The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission will let online sportsbooks start taking bets once they’re licensed, instead of making them wait to launch together. [Maryland Sports Betting Apps on Pace to Launch by November or December, Sept. 22]

April 2022

The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission is set to study market-inclusion opportunities for minority- and female-owned businesses.This new commission was formed due to a referendum in the November 2020 sports betting ballot with hopes of addressing inclusion and then moving onto the rules and applications process, which could take up to half a year or longer. [Action Network, April 27]

December 2021

Maryland advances mobile sports betting rules. The state has begun to clear the path for online sports betting after advancing several mobile betting rules. [Path opening to online sports betting, Dec. 16]

Retail sports betting goes live. BetMGM, FanDuel and Caesars launch retail sportsbooks in Maryland, meaning sports bettors can place in-person wagers for the first time. [First legal sports bets placed, Dec. 9]

November 2021

Sports Wagering Application Review Commission announces initial sports betting locations. MGM, Hollywood Casino in Perryville, Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover and Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin were approved by the SWARC to begin taking wagers. [5 casinos approved, Nov. 18]

September 2021

Licensing opening begins at earliest late September. Licensing opening will begin sometime after the public comment window closes on Sept. 27, so we’re not looking at legal Maryland sports betting happening until the 2021 NFL season is well underway. [Public Comments]

August 2021

Regulators announce opening of 30-day public comment period. This is a public comment period for the final sports betting rules that have been approved by the legislators. This commenting period closes Sept. 27. [Launch date TBD, Aug. 27]

July 2021

Regulators advance regulations. Regulators advanced hundreds of pages of key sports book regulations without opposition. [On Track for Fall Launch, July 15]

May 2021

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed the state’s betting law.The bill passed as an “emergency” which allows it to take effect immediately. Regulators still need to approve rules and regulations and then license each sports book. [Signed Into Law, May 18]

 April 2021

Maryland House of Delegates Approves.The final measure was approved in the House with 122 members voting yes and 16 voting no. This comes hours after the Senate approved it unanimously. This bill will permit as many as 60 online operators and 30 retail sports books between casinos, professional sports stadiums, and scores of other organizations. [Bill Passes, April 12]

November 2020

Maryland Sports Betting Approved by Voters. The ballot measure amended the constitution to permit sports betting. Maryland lawmakers still need to agree and vote on regulations and draft up the details. [MD Voters Approve, Nov. 3]

May 2020

Gov. Larry Hogan doesn’t veto or sign SB 4, which automatically pushes it ahead to the ballot. [TrackBill, May 8]

March 2020

Maryland State Senate votes to approve SB 4. Just days after the House votes to approve, the Maryland State Senate gives approval as well. This means it goes to the desk of Gov. Larry Hogan to sign or veto. [TrackBill, March 18]

Maryland House of Representatives votes to approve SB 4. The Maryland Constitution requires that laws expanding commercial wagering be submitted to a referendum at a general election. The House approves. [TrackBill,  March 17]

Maryland Sports Betting Tips

Basketball icon Sports Betting for MD Beginners

New to sports betting in the Old Line State? Check out our betting education hub and rules for resources so you can get started placing bets.

Baseball icon Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology — from parlays, spreads, money lines, and so much more. It can be intimidating for newer betting sports fans when trying to place their bets on the Baltimore Ravens or the Washington Commanders, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms.

Football icon Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

You won't think twice about betting on your favorite teams like the Ravens or Wizards. It's universally recommended to bet strategically and responsibly when deciding to place wagers on your favorite state teams.

Here are some betting mistakes to avoid.

How Maryland Compares: The MD Sports Betting Report Card

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Mobile Apps

There could be as many as 60 online sportsbooks in Maryland in the coming years, giving bettors more options than virtually any other state. All major operators are expected to enter the market, and MD’s wide-open approach means many smaller or local brands could open as well.

Deposit Options

Depositing should be a breeze, just like in every other state that borders the Old Line State — all of which already accept legal bets.

Competitive Prices

The sheer number of potential books will have to keep operators’ pricing top-notch, and could even incentivize some books to try different approaches that could be to the customer's benefit.

Market Coverage

The massive array of legal books means operators will have to fight for customers' dollars. Expect some of the nation’s most expansive sport and league offerings, including on college games.

Maryland Teams

Maryland Sports Teams & MD Sportsbook Partnerships

Licensing Info & Pro Sports Team Sportsbook Partnerships

The following 17 entities were allowed to apply in Maryland under a set-aside sports betting license category for retail sportsbooks at their respective facilities along with mobile betting apps:

Casinos

  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (owned by Caesars)
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville (owned by Penn National)
  • Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland (partnered with FanDuel)
  • MGM National Harbor (owned by MGM, operator of BetMGM)
  • Ocean Downs Casino (owned by Churchill Downs, operator of TwinSpires)
  • Rocky Gap Casino

Stadiums

Other Facilities

  • Bingo World (Brooklyn)
  • Greenmount Station (Hampstead)
  • Jockey Bar and Grill (Boonsboro)
  • Maryland State Fairgrounds (Timonium)
  • Rod-N-Reel (Chesapeake Beach)
  • Long Shots (Frederick)
  • Riverboat on the Potomac (Colonial Beach, Virginia — partnered with PointsBet)

Stronach Group, owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico horse tracks, is also allowed to apply for a sports betting license.

Pro Teams in Maryland

NFL Logo NFL Betting in Maryland

Baltimore Ravens logo Baltimore Ravens

Most Marylanders would probably list the Ravens atop their list of supported teams, given 1.) the NFL's overall popularity edge, and 2.) the fact that the Ravens are competitive on seemingly a yearly basis.

They play their home games at M&T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore, and compete in the AFC North Division. Among the Raven greats, you'll find Johnny Unitas (a 10-time Pro-Bowler and 4-time MVP), Ray Lewis (a 13-time Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl XXXV MVP) and Ed Reed (a 9-time Pro-Bowler), each of which is considered among the best all-time at their respective positions.

Ravens Odds

Week 14 NFL Game Odds: Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming NFL game: Updated December 5, 2022 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change

Team

Spread 

Moneyline 

Total

Baltimore Ravens

(+1) -110

+100

Over 38.5 (-110)

Pittsburgh Steelers

(-1) -110

-120

Under 38.5 (-110)

Washington Commanders logo Washington Commanders

Washington's NFL team changed its name to the Washington Commanders in 2022 after they were known as the Washington Football Team for a couple of seasons. The Burgundy and Gold play their home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Commanders Odds

Week 13 NFL Game Odds: Washington Commanders*

* The team is on their bye week 

Team

Spread 

Moneyline 

Total

Washington Commanders

N/A

N/A

N/A

MLB Betting in Maryland

orioles logo Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles began play in the American League in 1901 as one of eight charter franchises, though they weren't the Baltimore Orioles at the time. They started as the Milwaukee Brewers, and later became the St. Louis Browns for a time before being purchased in 1953, renamed, and relocated to Baltimore.

The Orioles play their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Among the Orioles best players: Frank Robinson (1966 triple-crown winner), Brooks Robinson (considered one of, if not the best, defensive 3Bs of all time) and Cal Ripken Jr. (MLB record holder for consecutive games played).

Orioles Odds

If you want in on the baseball action, here are a few resources to help you bet with skill in MD:

College Sports Teams


College Football Betting in Maryland

Maryland logo Maryland Terrapins Football

Maryland is relatively new to the Big Ten football scene, but the Terps have been making their way toward true relevancy in recent years. The team currently plays its games on campus at Maryland Stadium. Opened in 1950, the stadium has been upgraded to seat over 50,000 fans as of its most recent renovation. It's also the home to Maryland's lacrosse team.

Terps Odds

Navy logo Navy Midshipmen Football

The Navy Midshipmen football team represents the U.S. Naval Academy in the American Athletic Conference (which it joined in 2015). And while most of the familiarity with Navy's football program comes from its yearly matchup with Army, the Midshipmen have had some notably strong seasons in recent years as well.

Midshipmen Odds

We've got a few recommended resources to help you bet with insight on college football:

College Basketball Betting in Maryland

Maryland logo Maryland Terrapins Men's Basketball

Like its football team, Maryland's basketball squad made the transition from the ACC to the Big Ten in 2014, and the Terps have been pretty competitive in their new setting.

The Terps play their home games at the XFINITY Center in College Park.

Terps Odds

Navy logo Navy Midshipmen Men's Basketball

It's been some time since Navy was truly relevant in the college basketball scene, but the tides might finally be turning as the Midshipmen are starting to more regularly compete for their first Patriot League title.

Navy plays its home games at Alumni Hall, located on the United State Naval Academy campus in Annapolis.

Midshipmen Odds

We've got a few recommended resources to help you bet on college basketball:

Other Events

Preakness Stakes

The second jewel of the triple crown, The Preakness Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. It's traditionally held on the third Saturday in May two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes. The 9.5-furlong race has been running since 1873, making for a total of 145 races.

It has been dubbed the "Race for the Black-eyed Susans" thanks to the blanket constructed of flowers assembled to look like a Black-eyed Susan (MD's state flower) that gets placed on the winning horse.

Maryland Sports Betting Destinations

MGM National Harbor

MGM National Harbor is a casino minutes from Washington D.C., on the banks of the Potomac River.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is the second largest casino in Maryland.

Live! Casino & Hotel

Live! Casino & Hotel is close to Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

Maryland stadium

Sam is a sports betting reporter for The Action Network, covering the latest legal and industry news, among other things. A two-time Society of Business Editors and Writers award winner, Sam is based out of Washington DC. His interests are limited to the New York Knicks, combing through government regulations and his rescue-pup, Bowie.

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Maryland Sports Betting FAQs
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in the Old Line State.
Which sportsbooks are available in Maryland?

There are seven online sportsbooks available now for Maryland bettors.

These three sportsbooks are expected to launch in early 2023 by the NFL Playoffs.

We'll keep you informed on the latest news on sportsbook operators who will enter the MD market after their launch on November 23, 2022.

When will online sports betting launch in Maryland?

Maryland online sports betting is live as of Nov. 23, 2022. Marylanders can place online sports bets on seven sportsbooks. Up to three sportsbooks (Betfred, BetFanatics, and betPARX are expected to join the MD market in early 2023.

Is Maryland sports betting legal?

Sports betting is legal online and in-person at nearly a dozen casino and racetrack sportsbooks.

Is it legal to bet on college sports in Maryland?

College wagering is legal and is available for online and in-person bettors in Maryland.

Where will Maryland funds raised from sports betting be allocated?

Sports wagering taxes must be primarily put toward funding public education. More specifically, revenue will be allocated to Maryland's Blueprint for Maryland's Future Fund.

Who regulates gambling in Maryland?

The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency regulates and oversees gambling in the Old Line State. Once lawmakers overcome the longest (by wait time) online sports betting launch in history, bettors will no longer have to place their bets at retail locations.

What is Maryland's sports betting tax rate?

The Old Line State is currently taxing residents and nonresidents differently, which is not as common. Here are the current rates for bettors and sports operators:

  • Residents are taxed 8.75%
  • Nonresidents are taxed at a 7% rate.
  • Retail sports betting locations (and online sportsbooks when legalized) are taxed 15%. Smaller locations that have acquired secondary licenses are taxed at a slightly lower rate of 13%.
Should I place bets on sites that allow wagers from the US or other countries?

You should not use these sports betting sites because they are illegal operators. Bettors must know that their money is not secure and regulated on these sites by a legal entity. MyBookie and Bovada are common examples of illegal offshore sports betting sites.