Maryland: Orioles and Ravens don’t want to be left behind as sports betting spreads in D.C. and beyond

Maryland: Orioles and Ravens don’t want to be left behind as sports betting spreads in D.C. and beyond

Article brief provided by Baltimore Sun
  • Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2021 8:30 PM
  • Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun

    The Orioles and Ravens want to make sure they’re not left behind as the state Senate decides how to allocate sports betting licenses to teams, casinos and racetracks.

    The Orioles are concerned that a recently passed House of Delegates bill would “unfairly put Maryland professional sports teams at a disadvantage as compared with casinos and racetracks — or other professional sports teams in other states,” said a written statement submitted by the club last week to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

    With two weeks left in the legislative session, the committee is considering the measure, approved March 11 by the House, allowing in-person sports betting at casinos and tracks, as well as at the Orioles’, Ravens’ and Washington Football Team’s stadiums.