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Maryland governor slams SWARC for “unacceptable” mobile betting delays

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Maryland governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) to “immediately accelerate and intensify” their work to license online betting operators.
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Hogan signed a bill to legalise both online and retail sports betting in Maryland last year, after voters approved sports betting through a November 2020 referendum.

However, while retail betting has been available for six months, online sports betting has still not launched.

The governor said action needed to be taken to ensure that Marylanders can legally bet on mobile devices in time for the National Football League (NFL) season beginning on 8 September. As a result, he wrote to SWARC urging the licensing body take action to allow online betting to launch by that date.

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