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Maryland eyes 2022 NFL season for mobile sports betting launch

10 February 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The state of Maryland took its first retail bet back in December, but the future is looking bright for a mobile bet to be placed within the year. BetMaryland.com sat down with John Martin, the director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, who leads the team that vets applicants for gambling licenses and writes the regulations for gaming operators. Martin explains the unique sports gambling landscape in Maryland and notes that he hopes online sports gambling can be available in the state by September, in time to capture NFL betting.

Key Takeaways:
  • Martin feels that the state of Maryland is unique when it comes to the topic, due to their partnership with the Sports Wagering Application Review Committee, their cohesiveness with local businesses and their ability to potentially work with 30+ mobile operators
  • Retail sportsbooks have thrived so far as their have been five casinos to take the business on, which has seen them garner more traffic and a handle of $16.55 M in handle in the month of December
  • Martin's quote on the potential launch date: "September — which is what I've already gone on record as saying — (and) boy, that may be optimistic, but we can't be sitting here a year from now having this conversation and having not been able to deliver on mobile in the 2022 football season."

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