Maryland mobile sports betting gets a push after commission decides on rolling approval of sportsbook licenses

Maryland mobile sports betting gets a push after commission decides on rolling approval of sportsbook licenses

Article brief provided by WJZ-TV
  • WJZ-TV
September 22, 2022 10:47 PM
Updated: September 27, 2022 9:36 AM
  • Maryland
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting

Mobile sports betting in Maryland took a step forward on Thursday.

The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission decided to allow rolling approval of online sportsbook licenses, rather than call for a universal start date for all sportsbooks.

That move to consider and approve individual sportsbooks on a rolling basis and allow them to take bets immediately after receiving a license (and regulatory testing) could accelerate the launch of online sports gambling to this year, rather than 2023 when anticipated.

Sports Wagering Application Review Commission recently opened its application process for online sports betting and Class B facility sports betting licenses. Businesses and individuals pursuing a license will need to submit an application to be considered by Oct. 21, 2022.