Official Betting Starts in Maryland on November 23, 2022
Official betting started in Maryland on November 23, 2022, giving sports fans the opportunity to place bets through some of the top online sportsbooks. With sites like DraftKings, Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, FanDuel, and BetRivers available to residents of the Old Line State, bettors have a variety of options to choose from.
A number of different sports bets are offered by sportsbooks, including moneylines, spreads, total points, and over/unders. Each of these bets has its own set of rules that must be followed to ensure that the wager is a legitimate one and that the sportsbook will pay out winning bettors. Some of these rules include:
The most popular sports for betting in Maryland are football and basketball. The Washington Wizards and the Capitals are both popular teams that can be backed by bettors, and the NBA offers a full slate of bets that cover all aspects of the game, from moneylines to totals. The NHL is also a popular sport for betting in Maryland, although it does not have as many bet types as other leagues.
Legal online sports betting launched in Iowa in 2019, with multiple sites opening to accept bets at the end of that summer. The state law allows for betting on both pro and college sports, although player prop bets in collegiate games are prohibited.
Colorado became the 19th state to allow sports gambling in 2020, and it began offering sportsbooks online less than a year later. The state’s sportsbooks are regulated, and it is prohibited to place bets on in-state collegiate teams.
Florida legalized sports betting in 2021, but it is still awaiting the launch of its first online sportsbooks due to legal issues. The state’s legislature is working to address the issue, but it will likely be a while before online sports betting becomes a reality in the Sunshine State.
Kentucky: Not yet legalized, but legislation has been proposed. In the meantime, retail sports betting is available in some parishes, and mobile sports betting launched in October 2021. It is important to note that a valid state ID must be presented before placing a bet. The ID must match the name on the account to be eligible for payouts. In addition, geolocation technology will be used to verify that a bettor is located within the state.