Sports Betting In Maryland

A sports wagering referendum was passed by Maryland voters as part of the November 2020 election, leaving state legislators to figure out the details of what sports betting will look like in the state. Maryland’s House of Delegates and state Senate passed a sports wagering bill April 12 that Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law in May, opening the door for a historic number of retail and online licenses. The hope is that sports wagering will be live in Maryland before Week 1 of the NFL season.

For now, Marylanders have to travel to neighboring states and Washington, D.C., to bet on sports. Here’s how Marylanders 21 and over can legally bet on sports — and in the case of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia, likely a preview of what’s to come in Maryland.

The sports book at Delaware Park
The sportsbook at Delaware Park south of Wilmington is currently one of the two closest bricks-and-mortar establishments where Marylanders can bet. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Delaware Park)