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Md. aims to streamline rollout of mobile sportsbook

September 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland gaming officials have come up with a way to bring online sports wagering to the state sooner rather than later. The deadline to apply for a Maryland in-person or mobile sportsbook license is Oct. 21. At its monthly meeting on Thursday, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission approved a plan to award mobile sportsbook licenses on a rolling basis, rather than establishing a universal award date.

The plan involves streamlining the applications of entities that are already licensed for in-person sports wagering in Maryland.

“We expect that a number of potential applicants have already been licensed by Lottery and Gaming and will be eligible for an alternative licensing process,” said James Nielsen with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission. “Lottery and Gaming will not do full investigations on these entities at this time.”