Betfred’s arrival marks the eighth sports betting provider in Maryland. The Old Line State is showing no signs of slowing down, as more and more operators are joining the growing market. From legal Maryland sportsbooks located at participating casinos to a diverse range of online sites, Maryland residents have plenty of options for placing their bets.

Betfred stands out from others by its array of exclusive products and markets, giving bettors an additional choice to other leading operators already in the state. With this recent addition, it looks like Maryland is firmly establishing itself as a premier destination for engaging in online sports betting activities.

Betfred Successfully Completed A Controlled Demonstration

This week, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) granted a mobile sports betting license to the operator after its test run had proven successful. This allows them to now take wagers from all people who are interested in placing bets.

“On Feb. 7, Betfred successfully completed a controlled demonstration of its mobile sports wagering platform, during which customers participated in live wagering as Maryland Lottery and Gaming staff ensured that Betfred complied with all required procedures and that its systems functioned properly,” The regulator announced in a statement to the press.

More Operators Scheduled To Receive Permits

Sports betting has officially been legal in Maryland since November 2021, when casinos opened to customers who wanted to wager on sporting events. Betfred Maryland is the most recent mobile bookmaker to launch in the state, and it has partnered with off-track betting facility Long Shots for both retail and online services.

Though this is the eighth company of its kind in the Maryland area, there are still more operators scheduled to receive permits, including SuperBook. All told, the law permits up to 60 different wagering entities nationwide, so those interested in playing should keep an eye out for new operators popping up over the year. If you’re looking to bet in Maryland, the following seven online sportsbooks can provide a thrilling and rewarding experience: