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Three more Maryland facilities qualified for sports betting

Connecticut Gambling
Posted at 2:55 AM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 08:29:22-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Three more facilities in Maryland have qualified for sports wagering licenses.

State officials say Maryland Stadium Sub has plans to operate a sportsbook at FedEx Field in Landover, the home of the Washington Commanders. Chesapeake Gaming in Washington County, and BetFred Sports have also qualified for sports wagering facility licenses.

Chesapeake Gaming, has an off-track betting venue in Boonsboro and BetFred Sports operates Long Shot's in Frederick.

Their applications now head to the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC), who is responsible for awarding the licenses.

Thus far the Lottery and Gaming Control Commission has found 11 of 17 entities across the state qualified to obtain those licenses.

However only six of them have been awarded the licenses and are in operation, including MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore City, Hollywood Casino in Cecil County, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, and Bingo World in Anne Arundel County.

Last month, sportsbook facilities contributed nearly $300,000 to the blueprint for Maryland's future fund, which supports public education programs across the state.

The Review Commission is scheduled to hold it's next virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 17.

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