The long wait for mobile sports betting in Maryland may soon be over. State officials are saying online wagering could go live as soon as next week.
If all goes well, the Sports Wagering Application Commission will hold a meeting Wednesday that could award up to 10 licenses.
Then, there will be a demonstration period the following Monday, and after that, it’s very likely that some of these sports betting apps are up and running by Thanksgiving.
It has been years since Maryland voters passed a referendum to allow sports betting in the state. It took a year for casinos to get the state to allow them to start taking sports bets, and Virginia and D.C. have had their sports betting apps already online.