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Key commission approves sports betting at five Maryland casinos

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 06, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission has approved sports wagering at five of the state's largest casinos.

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Hollywood Casino in Perryville, and Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, are among the 17 entities that were designated in the Maryland sports wagering law.

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Next, their applications are forwarded to the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission which gives final sign-off on licenses.

In August, that same commission voted unanimously that the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission's qualification standards are sufficient enough to warrant licenses.

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The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission postponed their October 14, and have not announced a new date for when they may approve the licenses.

A day after Governor Larry Hogan signed the legislation, the Baltimore Ravens announced that BetMGM would become the team's first official gaming partner.

“Our administration has now cleared five licenses for sports betting, implementing the referendum approved by voters and the law passed by the General Assembly," said Hogan. “With Marylanders looking forward to betting on the NFL and March Madness, we now expect the legislature’s Sports Wagering Applicant Review Commission to swiftly approve these licenses.”