Maryland Sports Betting: MD Sportsbook Sites, Apps & Promos
Online sports betting in Maryland is now available! Maryland voters passed a ballot measure in 2020 to get sports betting off the ground. In-person sports betting launched in December 2021, with mobile finally launching in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Best Maryland (MD) Online Sportsbook Sites 2023
Maryland Sports Betting Laws and Background
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is online sports betting legal in Maryland?
Yes. Maryland voters passed a ballot measure in November 2020 that cleared the way for legal sports betting in the state that would help fund K-12 education. After a long delay, in-person sports betting launched late in 2021 and mobile sports betting launched in November, 2022.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting still isn’t at offshore sportsbooks.
Maryland Online Sports Betting Apps
These are some of the apps operating in Maryland.
DraftKings launched as a daily fantasy sports operator and now operates sports betting in multiple states.
FanDuel Sportsbook is owned by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair and became an official daily fantasy sports and sports betting partner of the National Hockey League in 2018.
William Hill Sportsbook rebranded as Caesars Sportsbook in 2021 following the acquisition. The sportsbook mobile app has full integration with the Caesars Rewards program.
MGM Resorts International has held official sports betting partnerships with the NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS.
BetRivers Sportsbook (formerly known as SugarHouse) is owned by Rush Street Gaming, located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Bettors located in New Jersey can bet at BetRivers.com or by downloading the BetRivers app.
PointsBet is an Australia-based company with a unique take on betting, offering variable “PointsBetting” based on how much your bets wins by. The company also offers more traditional sports bets. Bettors located in New Jersey are able to bet at PointsBet.
Casinos in Maryland
Maryland has six retail casinos located throughout the state, which have each opened since 2010.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
A land-based casino located in Perryville, Hollywood Casino Perryville was the first casino to open in Maryland in September of 2010. The casino has a 75,000 square foot gaming floor with multiple bars and open 24 hours a day.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Located in Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is the second largest casino in the state. The casino is on Baltimore’s south side and opened in 2014. The 122,000 square foot casino is owned by CBAC Gaming and managed by Caesars Entertainment.
Live! Casino & Hotel
Located in Hanover, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland opened in 2012. The casino is the largest in Maryland, featuring two stories of gaming and nearly 5,000 machines. The casino is owned by The Cordish Companies.
MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbor opened in 2016 in Oxon Hill. The casino has over 3,000 table games and 165 table games in its 135,000 square feet of gaming space. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Growth Properties.
Located in Berlin, Ocean Downs opened as a harness racetrack in 1949. The casino opened in 2011 and is currently owned by Churchill Downs Inc. The facility underwent another casino expansion in 2017.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is located in Flintstone, and opened in 2013. The resort features an 18-hole golf course and multiple restaurants. Rocky Gap Casino has 18 table games and over 500 slot machines.
Other Maryland Gaming Options
Maryland Horse Racing
The history of horse racing is well known in Maryland, with The Preakness taking place on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course. Other racetracks in Maryland include Laurel Park, Ocean Downs, Rosecroft Raceway, and Timonium Race Track.
The Maryland Lottery launched in 1973. The minimum age to purchase tickets is 18, while the minimum age is 21 to play the video lottery. Read more about the Maryland Lottery.
Maryland Fantasy Sports
Both season-long and daily fantasy sports are legal within the state of Maryland. There is a state tax of 9.25% of fantasy sports winnings for residents.