Which Sportsbooks Will Be Available When Maryland Sports Betting Launches?

Maryland mobile sports betting is almost across the finish line. It’s been a long road since Maryland legalized sports betting in 2020 but it looks like mobile betting could go live before Thanksgiving. 

Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission moved up a pivotal meeting in the regulatory process to Nov. 16. In that meeting, the SWARC will award as many as 10 online sports betting licenses. In announcing that move from the original date of Nov. 21, Maryland Lottery and Gaming also said betting apps could launch by Thanksgiving.

Here’s a look at which entities have applied for licenses and could potentially be available when launch day comes as early as next week.

Maryland Sportsbooks Available at Launch

On Oct. 27 MLG approved the qualifications of 10 sportsbook operators seeking mobile licenses. Outside of the big names like FanDuel, Caesars, DraftKings, and BetMGM, six other sportsbooks are looking to be available on launch day. 

Some don’t come as a surprise as BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars, Barstool, BetRivers, and PointsBet all have retail locations open in Maryland. 

Smaller Sportsbooks to be Part of Sports Betting Launch

Many bettors know about the bigger named sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings, but when mobile betting launches bettors should have quite a few other choices to choose from, too. 

PointsBet has made its name by having unique betting types. It also has competitive odds compared to the other sportsbooks. 

Fanatics is just beginning to branch out into the sports betting industry and Maryland could play a major role in the start of the company’s sportsbook. Fanatics hasn’t launched its sportsbook yet but when it does, it’s likely it will be highly competitive with the bigger names in the industry and could be a good option for bettors if it is what the company is hyping it up to be. 

BetFred will likely have a competitive signup bonus when it launches as well as a diverse market. Betfred’s sportsbook design is a simple layout so the app should be similar which could be appealing to some bettors. 

Most of the smaller sportsbooks will likely offer good sign-up bonuses and promos to try and attract new users when they go live so it’ll be something worth keeping an eye on. 

Current Maryland Betting Bonuses

Some sportsbooks have already announced launch bonuses in Maryland, and new customers are running out of time to claim them. Here is a look at all of them, but they must be claimed before the apps go live.

About the Author

Kayleigh Toney

Kayleigh Toney is a Virginia-based freelance sports writer at Maryland Sharp. She’s an avid NWSL and USWNT fan and a lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie.