The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (SWARC) today approved the rulemaking for legal sports betting in the state. This marks a major milestone in the legalization process. It also marks the start of online betting in the state.
In the coming months, Maryland will begin to launch the seven licensed sportsbooks that have been approved. Each sportsbook will offer custom markets and custom bonuses. These sites are all available through a desktop site and a mobile app.
DraftKings Sportsbook has been named the Official Sports Betting Partner of Major League Baseball. They will have on-site brand exposure during MLB Jewel Events and the 2021 World Series. Also, the company’s Daily Fantasy Sports product is now available in seven countries internationally.
NFL research found that fans don’t enjoy having betting kiosks in stadiums. As a result, NFL has taken a cautious approach with gambling content. Instead, the league has worked with its media partners to infuse games with betting content.
For example, the Fox Bet sportsbook offers a contest where fans can win money from studio analyst Terry Bradshaw. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles have signed a deal with SuperBook, which has best-in-market MLB odds.
Several other sports betting operators are waiting in line. Last week, WynnBet and Bally were approved for their online sports betting license qualifications. However, there is still some uncertainty over the launch of the market.
One of the major highlights is the official data-powered solution that allows sportsbooks to take bets on every lap of every race. This solution also allows sportsbooks to create bespoke head-to-head betting markets. Moreover, the data-powered solution gives fans throughout regulated states a highly engaging live experience.