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Buckel: Western Maryland Certain to Benefit from Legalized Sports Betting

May 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

It took a few years longer than supporters had hoped- but Maryland finally has approved sports betting.  The bill itself is one of the largest ever to pass in the United States. It allows a record 60 online sportsbooks to be licensed and 30 retail licenses to be handed out. These retail licenses include sports teams, the six major commercial casinos, as well as secondary licenses for small businesses such as bars, restaurants, fairgrounds, and small sporting arenas. The sheer number of skins allowed far surpasses every other state up until this point. Delegate Jason Buckel said this should provide a boost for the Rocky Gap Lodge and Casino Resort…