Online Sportsbooks in

Maryland have left it up to the people to decide. If voters say yes to sports betting in November 2020 then punters in Maryland will be able to place their first bets in March 2021.

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Maryland is expecting to take action soon when it comes to legalize Online Sports betting & Online Casino

Maryland online sports betting

The Senate passed a bill in March 2020 which would allow sports betting at four of Maryland casinos and a select number of other locations including racetracks and The Washington Redskins. Crucially the bill will also allow for state-wide mobile sports betting.

The Senate passed the bill but it will still need to approved by voters and then a later legislative resolution.

The referendum will be held in November 2020, and if the legislative follow-up goes smoothly then Marylanders will be able to place their first sports bets in March 2020.

Betting in MD - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ❌

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ❌

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Maryland

The Old Line State could have state-wide mobile sports betting up and running by March 2020, but the route is still complicated by a referendum and further legislative processes. Here are some of your most common questions.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Maryland?

Not yet. However a bill which would legalize sports betting in the state has been approved by the state senate and will be put to a referendum in November 2020.

If Marylanders vote for sports betting, then the earliest sportsbooks will be able to register in the state will be March 2021.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Maryland?

Not yet. A sports bill has been passed by the senate and will go to a referendum in November 2020. This bill will allow state-wide mobile sports betting and licensed retails sportsbooks.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Maryland?

The earliest you will be able to legally bet on sports online in the state of Maryland will be March 2021. First a bill needs to be approved by voters in November 2020 and then a few legislative issues regarding taxation will need to be ironed out.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Maryland?

You cannot currently bet on sports in the state of Maryland.

However the state is surrounded by states where sports betting is legal.

You can hop over the state border into Pennsylvania for example and bet online at any PA sportsbook.

You can cross into New Jersey, the state with the most amount of sportsbooks and bet online at any NJ sportsbook.

You can head east into West Virginia and bet online at any licensed online WV sportsbook.

Delaware currently offers sports betting at three retail casinos, but mobile wagering, although legal is not up and running.

Virginia should soon also offer legal online sports betting.

Online Sports Betting in Maryland

The Old Line State is almost over the line when it comes to legal online sports betting. However it will all come down to the voters.

After a bill, which would permit online sports betting and retail sports betting facilities, was passed by the Senate in the 2020 legislative session it was decided that the final decision would go to the voters in November 2020.

The state is already surrounded by states that have either fully legalized sports betting or are about to.

A short trip to New Jersey, will provide you with a huge number of NJ sportsbooks. The same could be said for Pennsylvania which has the second highest number of sportsbooks in the country.

If you are based in the East of the state, in cities like Oakland, then you can pop over to West Virginia and find a good number of reputable WV sportsbooks.

Virginia is expected to go online with sports betting soon, and Delaware already offers sports betting at a number of retail sportsbooks.

With all this considered, it was already likely that Maryland was going to buckle under the pressure and follow suit.

Another factor which may have pushed the Senate to approve the bill was that the Washington Redskins are looking to build a new stadium and the location will very much depend on the legal situation of sports betting in Maryland.

The NFL team are flirting with Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia when it comes to where they will build this new stadium. In short - whichever state allows them to put together a lucrative sportsbook sponsorship deal then they stand the best chance of hosting the team.

Currently the bill proposed by the Maryland senate would allow for in-house sports betting facilities at the Washington Redskins stadium.

Sports Betting in Maryland: The situation in short
  • Maryland House Bill No. 989 to look at potential implementation of sports betting in the state.
  • The Supreme Court deems the PASPA act unconstitutional in May 2018 leaving it up to each state to decide wether to allow sports betting.
  • The legislative sessions in 2018 and 2019 without any decision.
  • Senate Bill 4 (SB4) was passed in March 2020, with revisions two weeks later.
  • The bill allows for state-wide sports betting both mobile and retail. The bill will need to passed in November 2020 referendum.
Washington Redskins sportsbook

Washington Redskins are lobbying the Maryland senate to allow sports betting in the state

Sports Teams in Maryland

The state of Maryland is home to three Major League teams:

Baltimore Orioles: The MLB team are based in Baltimore, Maryland and have picked up three World Series Titles in 1966, 1970 and 1983.

Baltimore Ravens: The NFL team based in Baltimore play their games at the M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens have two Super Bowl titles to their name from 2000 and 2012.

Washington Redskins: The NFL team are officially based in the Washington Metropolitan Area and play their games at the FedEXField in Landover, Maryland. Just to make things a little more complicated they also train at two complexes in Virginia. The Redskins have won three Super Bowl championships in 1982, 1987 and 1991. The Redskins may well chose to move their new stadium outside of Maryland if the bill which will allow sports betting is not passed.