Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2022
Fact Checked By: Josh Collacchi
Yes. Sports betting was legalized and regulated in 2021, and launched in December 2021. Online sports betting launched on November 23, 2022.
While it passed, lawmakers have to draw up more specifics in relation to online and in-person betting, which means the best-case scenario will be late 2021. The overall support of legalized sports betting has been soft in recent polls, though the recent wording change could help matters.
Like most states, Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting are legal in Maryland. Fantasy sports were officially legalized in 2012, but regulations were added in 2017, which included the prohibition of contests based on amateur or college sports.
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