About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

University Of Maryland, PointsBet Announce Rare Sports Betting Partnership

December 9, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Who had Maryland as the first Big Ten school to sign a sports betting partnership? That’s what happened on Wednesday when Maryland Sports Properties, the marketing and multi-media rights partner for the University of Maryland Athletics, announced a deal with PointsBet USA, a subsidiary of PointsBet Holdings Limited, which operates PointsBet Sportsbook. The deal makes […]

Three Maryland Retail Sportsbooks To Open This Week

December 8, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

After nearly two years of legislative and legal wrangling, the state of Maryland is one day away from having legal retail sports betting at select casinos. One casino announced plans to open to the public on Dec. 9. Two more plan to open their doors on Dec. 10. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Live! Casino & Hotel […]

Five Maryland Retail Sportsbooks To Undergo Soft Launch

December 6, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Legal sports betting in Maryland is getting closer with the announcement that five retail sportsbooks will undergo a soft launch before the end of the month. As the last step before they open to the public, all sports betting facilities have to complete two days of “controlled demonstrations.” Each facility will invite guests to participate […]

Five Maryland Sportsbooks Take Another Step In Licensing Process

November 5, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

After months of being stuck on “pause,” Maryland sports betting jarred loose and made modest progress this week when the state qualified five sportsbooks and their partners for a “fast lane” to obtaining retail operator licenses. However, in a bit of a surprise, the state did not grant licenses to those operators, all of which […]

WynnBET Secures Sports Betting Access in West Virginia

November 3, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Maryland sports bettors who hit the road to place mobile wagers in West Virginia will have another sportsbook to choose from in the near future. West Virginia will soon see WynnBET’s popular sportsbook and casino apps launch in the state after the company partnered with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment for access to the […]

MGM National Harbor Casino Will Open Maryland Sportsbook Lounge

October 6, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s largest casino, will open a sports betting lounge by mid-October, according to a release from MGM Resorts. Visitors will only be able to eat nachos and hamburgers and enjoy drinks initially however, since sports betting has not yet been implemented in Maryland. Lawmakers in Maryland legalized online sports betting in May […]

Capitals Will Be First US.Professional Team To Wear Gambling Logo Patch

September 24, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

The Washington Capitals continue as innovators in sports marketing. The NHL team announced today that starting in the 2022-23 season they will wear a Caesars Entertainment logo on their home jerseys and alternate third jerseys. The Capitals are the first professional team in the U.S. to sell the patch sponsorship/advertising rights to a gaming company. […]

Maryland To Take Next Steps Toward Sports Betting

July 9, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Maryland officials have set July 15th as a deadline for releasing preliminary regulations on sports betting in the state. The move will mark an important step toward live sportsbooks in Maryland, which legalized sports betting in May of 2021. The state is moving rapidly amid popular support for sports betting and mobile sports betting by […]

Maryland Sports Betting Seminar Draws Packed House

June 17, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Maryland took another step toward legal sports betting this week when a state commission hosted a seminar to educate prospective bookmakers on the topic. Last November, voters approved a ballot measure to legalize sports betting in Maryland. Earlier this year in April, the legislature authorized the creation of the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission to […]