Sports betting in Maryland might not launch until end of year

Maryland is still working on its regulatory framework.
Maryland is still working on its regulatory framework.

Maryland will hold a public hearing on rules this month.

United States.- Although voters in Maryland approved sports betting last year, it looks like the launch won’t take place for another couple of months.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has proposed over 200 pages of governing regulations, which include details of the records gambling operators must maintain and the types of bets that will be allowed. 

A public hearing on the rules is set for September 22. Meanwhile, the agency is using emergency regulations to move forward with licence applications. It hopes the state will be able to launch sports wagering at least in time for the NFL Super Bowl in February.

John Martin, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, said: “We’re looking at late fall, early winter. It is our intent to expedite the process as efficiently as we can to get us there.”

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