Maryland edges closes to sports betting launch as five licences issued

| By Robert Fletcher
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission’s (MLGCC) Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has issued five sports betting licences to land-based casinos.

The state now plans to take its first bets within the coming two months.

Penn National’s Hollywood Casino in Perryville; Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore; Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover; the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill and Churchill Downs’ Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin all secured licences.

The MLGCC previously cleared the quintet to receive licenses earlier this year.

After the SWARC awarded the licences at a meeting yesterday (November 18), the MLGCC voted unanimously to delegate staff the authority to issue sports wagering licences to each facility once all procedural requirements have been completed.

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