- 02 Mar
Legislation that would facilitate sports betting operations in Maryland has been introduced in the House of Representatives and has been the subject of multiple hearings and workshops since mid-February.
Maryland voters in November 2020 approved sports betting via constitutional amendment. During the shortened 2020 General Assembly session, both houses held hearings on sports betting bills but opted to proceed with a simplified ballot question and work on enacting legislation in 2021.
The measure, which includes mobile wagering on sports, has been taken up by the House Ways and Means Committee. A sports betting bill had not been filed in the Senate as of March 1, but that chamber’s Budget and Taxation Committee thus far has held two sports betting workshop to get input on legislation.