About the Author

Rebecca Hanchett

Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments at Gaming Today. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

TwinSpires Sportsbook Opens, Giving Maryland Four Retail Sportsbooks

December 20, 2021 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

Another Maryland sports betting location has launched with the opening of the TwinSpires sportsbook at Ocean Downs Casino on Dec. 17, 2021. Both TwinSpires and Ocean Downs Casino are owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated. TwinSpires is the fourth sportsbook to go live in Maryland since the state legalized sports betting on May 18, […]

Minorities And Women Have An Edge In Maryland Sports Betting Market

June 23, 2021 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

With 100 or so sports betting licenses soon up for grabs, Maryland may have the most generous sports betting law in the nation. Add prioritization of sports betting licenses for minority and women-owned businesses, and Maryland’s law may also be the nation’s most inclusive.  The 2021 law requires the state to encourage participation of Black […]