Maryland mobile sports betting to launch Wednesday

Photo: Shutterstock

Maryland mobile sports betting to launch Wednesday

Article brief provided by Maryland Daily Record
  • Bryan P. Sears , Maryland Daily Record
November 22, 2022 3:05 PM
  • Bryan P. Sears , Maryland Daily Record
  • Maryland
  • Commercial Casinos
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting

Marylanders anxious for a side sports bet with their Thanksgiving meal won’t have to head to a sports book.

The long-awaited rollout of mobile sports betting goes live in the state Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan and state Lottery Director John Martin made the announcement during a news conference about a week after the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission Wednesday awarded an initial batch of mobile licenses to 10 applicants.

Of those, Martin said seven of the 10 will be ready to take bets Wednesday after two days of demonstration testing with regulator oversight.

Included in that seven are four casinos — Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore; Hollywood Casino in Perryville; Maryland Live in Hanover; and MGM in National Harbor.