Maryland’s mobile wagering delay could cost state millions

Maryland’s mobile wagering delay could cost state millions

Article brief provided by SportsHandle
  • Bennett Conlin, SportsHandle
August 31, 2022 7:12 PM
  • Bennett Conlin, SportsHandle
  • Maryland
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting

If legal mobile sports betting platforms launch in Maryland during the 2022-23 NFL season, it’ll likely be in the postseason, perhaps shortly before the Super Bowl. That means, despite voters legalizing sports betting through a 2020 referendum, another football season could pass without available mobile sportsbooks.

Retail sports wagering options launched in December of 2021 at five Maryland casinos, so there are legal in-person sports betting options available to Marylanders. Regardless, the majority of bettors in most states use mobile platforms rather than going to physical sportsbooks to place wagers.

No available legal mobile platforms this fall means Maryland is missing out on tax revenue.