Maryland

25th January 2022

Maryland bill aims to restrict betting licenses near sports venues

The Maryland Senate is to consider a bill that would restrict the awarding of sports betting licenses to facilities located close to a sports venue…

10th December 2021

Maryland launches legal retail sports betting

Maryland officially opened its regulated sports wagering market yesterday (December 9) after state Governor Larry Hogan placed the first legal bet at MGM National Harbor.…

8th December 2021

PointsBet signs first sports betting deal with Big Ten Conference program

PointsBet has signed a multi-year deal with the University of Maryland Athleics organization. This marks the first-of-its-kind sports betting partnership within the Big Ten Conference. 

19th November 2021

Maryland edges closes to sports betting launch as five licenses issued

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission’s (MLGCC) Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) has issued five sports betting licenses to land-based casinos. The state now…

22nd October 2021

Maryland Gaming Commission approves two more sports betting licenses

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission has granted two additional sports betting licenses to Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin.  The pair…

6th July 2021

Maryland Governor appoints Martin to lead Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed John Martin as the new director of the US state’s Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Martin succeeds Gordon Medenica,…

10th June 2021

PointsBet secures Maryland market access deal with Riverboat Group

Sportsbook operator PointsBet has entered into an agreement with the Riverboat Group’s Riverboat on-the-Potomac venue in Maryland to secure market access in the US state.…

28th May 2021

Penn National Gaming approved to complete Hollywood Perryville acquisition

Penn National Gaming (PNG) has secured final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to proceed with its acquisition of the operations of…

26th May 2021

Bovada to block New York players after offshore gambling laws tighten

Online casino and sportsbook Bovada has announced that from June 21, it will no longer allow residents of New York state to use its services…

13th April 2021

Maryland sports betting bill heads to governor

A bill allowing operators to accept wagers on sporting events, and permitting fantasy sports, will be passed on to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan having passed…

17th December 2020

State of the Union: Michigan, Hard Rock, New Jersey and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes Michigan’s first online gaming licenses, Hard Rock’s new online gaming joint venture and…

15th December 2020

Penn National enters Maryland through Hollywood Casino deal

Penn National Gaming is to enter the Maryland market ahead of the introduction of legal sports betting in the state after agreeing a deal to…

4th November 2020

Voters in Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota back sports betting

Sports betting is coming to Louisiana, Maryland and South Dakota, after voters backed measures on yesterday’s (November 3) election ballot to regulate the vertical.  In…

3rd November 2020

What to expect when you’re electing

As the US goes to the polls, iGB North America looks further down the ballot at the key gambling developments being put to state populations…