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Maryland Legislature Passes Bill to Launch Sports Betting by Fall 2021

Maryland sports betting bill HB 940 should be at the governor’s desk today after lawmakers approved retail and online sports betting in the state. The Maryland General Assembly cut it close, approving the bill on the final day of the 2021 session. It took them nearly five months from voter’s …

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Maryland Committee Sends Amended Sports Betting Bill to Full Senate

The Maryland Senate committee unanimously approved an amended sports betting bill sent by the House of Delegates. The amended version of HB 940, which is far more inclusive than the House’s original proposal, was then sent to the full Senate. The bill now moves onto the third hearing in the …

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Maryland House Passes Expanded Sports Betting Bill

The Maryland House passed Thursday an amended sports betting bill that would allow nearly 40 sportsbook operators in the state. The lower chamber approved HB 940, sponsored by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, with a 130-9 majority before sending it to the state Senate for consideration. If the measure is passed …

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Maryland House Panel Approves Amended Sports Betting Bill

Maryland House of Delegates committee approved Friday an amended proposal that would legalize sports betting and fantasy sports games in the state. The proposed bill would allow for up to 22 in-person sports betting venues and 15 options for mobile betting. The state could draw nearly $20 million annually in …

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Every Stakeholder in Maryland Seeks Mobile Sports Betting License

As Maryland sports betting is shaping up in both chambers, it appears that every stakeholder wants a share in the mobile license. On Thursday, Maryland House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from nearly 25 interested parties who support HB 940, including national sportsbook operators, problem gambling advocates, and representatives …

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Penn National Enters Maryland Through Hollywood Casino Perryville Acquisition

Penn National Gaming (PNG) announced Tuesday its plans to acquire the operations of Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland for $31.1 million. Currently, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI) operates the casino. The strategic move by Wyomissing-based company comes merely six weeks after Maryland legalized its sports betting industry during the …

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Maryland Posts $142M Casino Revenue Despite 50% Capacity

Despite a 50% operational limit due to the coronavirus, Maryland reported $142.7 million in gaming revenue in the month of October. Combined revenue at Maryland’s six casinos last month was a decrease of around $1.2 million or 0.9%, from October 2019, despite the half capacity limit in 2020. The Old …

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Louisiana, Maryland & South Dakota Pass Sports Betting Bills

Three more states – Louisiana, Maryland, and South Dakota – decided to allow sports betting through citizens’ vote on Tuesday’s election. All three markets are expected to launch sports betting by 2021. Currently, 19 states have legal sports betting. Now, these three states, along with Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, …

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