- 03 Mar
Legislation authorizing a study of sports betting, licenses for which would be available to racetrack and casino operators, had its first hearing March 1 before the House Ways and Means Committee.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Delegates Jason Buckel and Kevin Hornberger, was introduced Feb. 8. It would create a task force to study sports betting but also says implementation would hinge upon approval via a statewide constitutional amendment and changes in law on the federal level.
Sports betting in the United States is legal in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon, and to varying degrees. Any expansion of gambling in Maryland requires a constitutional vote.