Sports Betting In Maryland

A sports wagering referendum was passed by Maryland voters as part of the November 2020 election, but sports betting isn’t live in the state just yet. Maryland’s House of Delegates and state Senate are working through the legislative process, and the hope is that sports wagering will be live in Maryland at some point this summer.

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)