Sports betting is legalized in Maryland with the passage of HB 940. The law allows for up to 60 online licenses to be issued and retail sports betting shops to open in the state.
One of the best ways to take advantage of the new law is by signing up at one of the state’s betting sites. These sportsbooks offer a number of free bets and promotions. Many also have odds boosts and special deposit match offers. Some even give customers a free bet after losing their first wager.
The most popular online sportsbook in Arizona is BlueBet. Another legal sportsbook in Arizona is Hard Rock. And the newest operator to get licensed in Arizona is Bally Bet Sportsbook.
The state has two layers of oversight. First, there is the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Second is the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission. Both agencies have announced that they have received 95% of the applications they were tasked with.
As the licensing process is finalized, regulators have released a summary of the rules for sports wagering. These rules are set to be officially published in the Maryland Register on August 21, 2021.
As for the launch of the market, it is still unclear whether Betfred, BetParx or Fanatics will be among the first companies to roll out their offerings. But there are several other operators waiting in line.
If you want to place your first sports bets in Maryland, you will need to make sure to take advantage of the offers available. You can find the best odds on your favorite games on a desktop site or through a mobile app.