It’s Official! Maryland Sports Betting Is Coming On Nov. 23rd

Maryland sports bettors have waited quite some time for concrete news on the availability of online sportsbooks. Well, the wait is finally over and sports fans can start planning on which platforms they’ll be signing up for. The state has previously only allowed wagering through retail sportsbooks, which are available at different physical casinos across the state. Some of the most popular retail sports betting spots include the BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM National Harbor and the Caesars Sportsbook at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

However, with mobile betting coming in less than a week, bettors will also have the ability to place bets right from their smartphone or tablet. Here’s everything you need to know about the official Maryland sports betting launch date and other areas that have released online sportsbooks in 2022.

Maryland Sports Betting Officially Coming On November 23rd

Mark your calendars, Maryland sports betting fans. The state’s online sports betting market is rolling out on November 23rd. The date comes from officials at the Maryland Lottery, and fans of the Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens, and other local teams have to be excited to have a target date for placing wagers. The timing for this launch couldn’t be better, as it comes not just during one of the best sports times of year, but a day before Thanksgiving.

The holiday has some excellent NFL games to bet on, with the Detroit Lions hosting the Buffalo Bills, the New York Giants taking on the Dallas Cowboys, and the New England Patriots on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. Plenty of the most popular online sportsbooks should be available from the very beginning.

A few sports wagering platforms that are planning on expanding to the Old Line State include FanDuel Sportsbook Caesars Sportsbook, BetRivers Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, and BetMGM Sportsbook. In anticipation of the rollout of legal online betting, platforms such as DraftKings Maryland, BetMGM Maryland, and FanDuel Maryland have offered pre-live bonuses for users that sign up early.

Big Year For Sports Betting Launches

2022 has been a major year for the growth of sports betting. Numerous states have rolled out their sports wagering markets, with each process going smoothly and successfully thus far. It all started with New York on January 8th, 2022. With nine different online sportsbooks to choose from, the NY sports betting market is one of the biggest in the U.S. January also saw online sportsbooks release in Louisiana, another state with a passionate sports fanbase.

April saw a huge step in the Canadian gambling market as Ontario sports betting was launched, bringing a handful of mobile sportsbooks to the area. Additionally, online casino gaming was released in the province. A few months later, the Kansas sports betting market got its start on September 1st, 2022. Now, with Maryland sports betting having an officially announced target date, we’ll see a fifth major launch in North American sports gambling this year. And with Ohio sports betting coming at midnight on January 1st, 2023, the growth of mobile sports wagering isn’t looking to slow down anytime soon.

Anthony Elio is the Lead Writer for LINEUPS.com, focusing on sports betting, online casino gaming, and horse racing. He covers state betting handles, sportsbook partnerships, operator news, and NHL picks. Outside of his work with LINEUPS, Elio has also written for Daily Fantasy Cafe, Innovation & Tech Today, Krazy Coupon Lady, and Residential Tech Today.

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