Maryland is getting ready to launch its mobile betting market, and regulators have released a list of ten different sports betting operators that are being considered for the first batch of license approval.

This is great news for Maryland residents, as the launch of those platforms will also mark the official launch of the mobile betting market in the state. There are a lot of great things about this development, including the fact that there will be a wide variety of sportsbooks to choose from.

First Batch of MD Online Sportsbooks

The first batch of potential online sportsbooks in Maryland was a mix of popular operators with some interesting ones. Here’s the complete list per the tweet of Ryan Butler:

  1. Barstool Sportsbook
  2. Caesars Sportsbook
  3. BetMGM
  4. FanDuel
  5. Betfred
  6. DraftKings
  7. Fanatics
  8. Parx
  9. PointsBet
  10. BetRivers

While the inclusion of sports betting giants like FanDuel, Caesars, DraftKings, and BetMGM is just usual, having betPARX Sportsbook and the yet-to-be-released Fanatics sportsbook is a bit surprising considering other established online platforms like MaximBet, SuperBook, Bally Bet, Tipico Sportsbook, Unibet, and BetJack are not included.

However, these sportsbooks are expected to follow soon. Moreover, Fubo and TwinSpires Sportsbook are not expected to join the market as they already ceased operations.

Is Maryland Sports Betting Legal?

While sports betting is legal in the Old Line state since November 2020, the first retail sports betting facilities only launched on December 2021 while MD online sportsbooks are not yet operational as regulators are still in the process of approving operators.

Despite the legal status of sports betting in Maryland, it is important to note that there are still some restrictions and regulations that punters should be aware of. For example, residents must be at least 21 years old to place bets on their favorite teams, and any winnings earned from mobile gambling will be subject to state taxes.

Still, the potential launch of Maryland’s mobile sports betting market is something to get excited about. With up to 60 different online sports betting operators allowed based on the approved regulation, we can expect to see a wide range of online betting options available once these online sportsbooks are up and running.

Overall, the launch of mobile betting in Maryland is a big step forward for the state, and we can expect exciting developments in the coming months as more operators enter the market and provide even more options to local bettors.