Maryland Sports Betting – 4for4

Mobile betting in Maryland has a launch date! After a longer than preferred-process to ratify a sports betting bill, online Maryland sports betting is expected to launch on November 23, 2022. There is operational testing on November 21 and 22, but the “official” launch of the mobile sports betting licenses period is expected to follow immediately. It is unlikely to fail, but if issues were to arise, Maryland could be delayed and launched by the end of the year. Highly unlikely, but more than a non-zero chance.

With Maryland online sports betting now an option, it becomes the newest state to offer both retail and online sports betting. All of this will be locked in with Thanksgiving Day football 24 hours after the expected launch of Maryland online sports betting sites and apps.

Top Online Maryland Sportsbooks

Maryland’s sports betting license allows for up to 60 mobile options. Heading into the launch in Maryland, there are numerous legal sports betting books to consider:

  • FanDuel Sportsbook – FanDuel’s retail partner is one of the closest locations to Baltimore proper. FD is one of the more popular online sports betting apps to launch in the state.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook – Considered by many to be the best online sportsbook to launch legally in the United States, DraftKings Sportsbook is the official partner of the Baltimore Ravens.
  • BetMGM Sportsbook – MGM is one of two of the most well-known names in betting and casinos to bring their business to a mobile sports betting app. It is difficult to think about betting without BetMGM.
  • Caesars Sportsbook – Caesars enters the Maryland sports betting market as the partner of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. If you are a horse racing enthusiast, Caesars is the closest off-track betting retail location to Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes.

How Do I Bet On Sports In Maryland?

Interested bettors can already head to one of the retail books across Maryland. Online betting is launching on November 23.

That said, if you are a Maryland resident new to online/any betting and want to sign up for mobile apps for any of the available books, you will first have to create an account via their sportsbook app or website. If you do not want to sign up for every sportsbook, do your research first and choose which is the best Maryland sports betting app for yourself. Each book coming to the state of Maryland is expected to launch a mobile app with bonuses involving free bets, matching monetary deposits, and on specific bets as a welcome.

Once you have signed up, deposit money with one of the numerous options on the app or website. Remember, this is legal sports betting in Maryland; it is safe, secure, and vetted. The final step is finding a bet you like and placing a wager – professional sports, college, and international leagues are available to choose from.

What Sports Are Available in Maryland to Bet On?

Maryland sports betting includes football, basketball, baseball, hockey, motorsports, soccer, golf, boxing, cricket, MMA, tennis, and others. Check your online sports betting sites or apps for more options.

What Are The Major Sports in Maryland to Bet On?

Major sports that Maryland betting enthusiasts can bet on in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, F1, PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and much more. Maryland sports bettors can check their app/website for a full list.

Which Sports Can Maryland Bettors Bet On?

Maryland bettors will be able to bet online and retail for numerous sports. The best way to see a comprehensive list is to check with your favorite sportsbook website with the launch of online betting.

Sports Teams to Bet On In Maryland

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Washington Commanders
  • Washington Wizards
  • Washington Nationals
  • Washington Capitals
  • D.C. United
  • University of Maryland
  • Georgetown University

Sports Betting at Maryland Professional Stadiums

If you are interested in betting while at the game, there are legal on-site locations with the Washington Commanders, Baltimore Ravens, and Baltimore Orioles.

The Ravens have partnered with DraftKings, while the Commanders are expected to partner with Fanatics now that the launch is live in Maryland. The Commanders and Fanatics have a partnership already dealing with online and retail shopping experiences. One caveat with NFL stadiums – they will only have mobile betting lounges.

The Orioles announced a long-term agreement with SuperBook Sports back in August 2022. SuperBook is most known for being the sportsbook at the Westgate in Las Vegas.

With sports betting law being written in pen, always keep abreast with the latest Maryland sports betting news and check out each sportsbook’s Maryland sports betting FAQs. They can be found in person at Maryland retail books, as well as online or on their app. Each sports betting operator must legally offer answers to questions and present information to help those experiencing hardships with betting, including the national hotline: 1-800-522-4700.

How to Sign Up and Place a Sports Bet in MD?

The easiest step is to make sure you live in Maryland.

You must download the specific Maryland sportsbook app you want, or visit their website. You can also head to any/all of the Maryland retail sports betting locations. Once you are there, sign up online or in person. You will then have to deposit money into your online account. If in person, you can work with a sports bookie (think cashier at the store) to place your bets.

Retail Sports Betting vs. Mobile Sports Betting in Maryland

Sports betting in the state is not new. Sports betting is legal in retail locations and online sports betting licenses will be the new kid on the block. Retail sports betting in Maryland has already been a ringing success because of revenue and the live experience. Placing bets in person and experiencing the rush of victory or defeat surrounded by longtime and new friends is a rush. Now with online sportsbooks to launch, that rush can be felt in the comfort of your own home.

Both options are good and bad for reasons that only you can decide. A day out to place bets is a great way to enjoy a Ravens game, but if you’re sick or handling kids under the weather, the betting experience is at the tip of your fingers.

Why Place Bets At Online Maryland Sportsbooks?

The lack of travel, the cost of drinks, food, and other entertainment adds up when you go to retail locations. Having food, beverages, and other entertainment inside your house gives you the full betting experience without yelling to place a bet in person. Live betting is also easier online, and lines update frequently for whatever event you are interested in. Maryland voters overwhelmingly voted to legalize sports betting in the 2020 elections, so an online option was bound to be on the horizon. Sports betting could be in for a meteoric rise in Maryland.

Maryland Online Sportsbooks Promotions

  • Risk-Free Bets – Bets made where if you lose, you get your money back as a betting credit. If you win, you get paid out like normal.
  • Deposit Match – Most books offer a match, dollar for dollar up to a specified amount, of your first deposit.
  • Referral Bonuses – Each time your referral link is used to sign up, you get a kickback.
  • Odds Boosts – Books like to offer odds boosts on bets that usually require more money to win more. An example is boosting Lamar Jackson over 25 rushing yards from -170 to +100. Bets on odds boost usually come with a monetary limit.
  • Parlay Insurance – If your parlay loses one of its four legs as an example, parlay insurance will pay you out the full bet or a specified amount for losing.

What are the Maryland Sportsbook Deposit Options?

Books will accept cash (in person), credit card, online banking, PayPal, wire transfer, eCheck, Play+ prepaid card, Venmo, and site-specific gift cards (if applicable), among others. Please verify with your sportsbook what options are available.

What are the Maryland Sportsbook Withdrawal Options?

The majority of sportsbooks allow you to withdraw the same way you deposited. If you deposited with multiple options, a book will likely send money to both, depending on the total deposited. Customer support for all books has the best knowledge and can be different from others in Maryland. Do your research before depositing.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Maryland Sportsbooks

  • Get The Best Line – Not all lines are created equally. Maryland sports bettors should shop before they wager.
  • Bet Offerings – Like with PointsBet, not all books are just cut and dry.
  • Feel the Sportsbook – Not all mobile and online sportsbooks are perfect. Wager where you feel comfortable.
  • Sportsbook Rules – Not all bets are paid out the same based on rules for before, during, and after contests. Learn the rules of your preferred book(s) before wagering.

Available Sports Betting Options At Legal Maryland Online Sportsbooks

  • Moneyline
  • Parlays
  • Totals
  • Point Spreads
  • Futures
  • Prop Bets
  • Live Bets
  • Prohibited Bets
  • Daily Fantasy Sports
  • Horse Racing
  • Elections
  • Pop Culture Ceremonies
  • Esports

Maryland Sports Betting FAQ

Is online sports betting in Maryland legal?

Online betting is expected to go live (and legal) on November 23, 2022.

What is the minimum age to bet in Maryland?

The minimum age to make a legal online or in-person bet is 21 years of age.

Who regulates sports betting in Maryland?

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency regulates sports betting in Maryland.

Why Maryland will be huge for sports betting?

Maryland is surrounded by states that have already offered online betting. Now with retail providing the proving ground for Maryland, online betting is expected to flourish.

What are the top Maryland DFS apps?

Top DFS apps include DraftKings, Fanduel, Underdog Fantasy, SuperDraft (except collegiate), and Thrive Fantasy.

Are retail sports betting legal in Maryland?

Yes. Retail books opened the door for online options.

What are the retail sportsbooks in Maryland?

  • Bingo World
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville
  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
  • MGM National Harbor
  • Live! Casino and Hotel
  • Ocean Downs Casino
  • Greenmount Station
  • Longshot’s

Up to 30 licenses can be assigned by the sports wagering application review commission.

Can I use offshore betting apps in Maryland?

Yes. You must be legal to bet on offshore books. Check your book of choice for more information.

Why bet in Maryland?

Maryland is on the doorstep of the nation’s capital and is surrounded by some of the best professional and collegiate sports teams in the U.S.

What are the local teams worth betting on in Maryland?

The Baltimore Ravens, upstart Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins are just a few of the local professional sports and collegiate teams worth betting on in Maryland.

Can you bet on college sports in Maryland?

Yes. The only restrictions are on DFS contests.

How do deposits and withdrawals work for Maryland sports betting?

Most sites accept deposits and withdrawals from major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, and online banking. Check your sportsbook of choice for all options available.

Are Maryland sports betting sites safe?

Yes. Each site takes customer satisfaction and safety seriously.

What are the sports bet bonuses in Maryland?

The majority of books are offering $100-200 in free bets for signing up. PointsBet is also offering 5 x $100-second chance bets on the day of launch.

What do I need to create a Maryland sports betting account?

To use Maryland mobile and online betting, you have to sign up and be a Maryland resident.

Is daily fantasy sports allowed in Maryland?

Yes, with the exception of collegiate contests. Check your DFS site(s) of choice for more information.

Is eSports betting allowed in Maryland?


Will I need to be a Maryland resident to bet online?

If your state has the sportsbooks used in Maryland, you can use those apps within Maryland’s boundaries. Maryland residents betting online for the first time in-state will need to sign up with proof of residence (location tracker).

Are all kinds of online wagering legal in Maryland?

For most books yes. Each book is allowed to add/remove offerings within the parameters of house rules.

How will an online Maryland sportsbook know my location?

Mobile and online sportsbooks will use a location tracker to locate you. You must accept to bet online and via mobile.

Will I need to pay taxes on my winnings in MD?

If you win $600 or more, or 300 times the original bet, you are subject to paying taxes. You will be issued a W2-G by the book(s) that you reach that threshold.

Where to bet in Maryland?

Online and mobile betting allows you to bet anywhere within the state, at any time. Up to 60 online options could be allowed with the launch in Maryland. Retail locations include Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino and Hotel, Oceans Downs Casino, Hollywood Casino Perryville, Bingo World, Greenmount Station, and Long Shot’s. Up to 30 retail locations can receive a license via the Maryland sports wagering application review process.

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