Looking to make some extra cash? Sports betting is now live in Maryland!
MGM National Harbor, Maryland Live! and Horseshoe Casino are now all offering sports betting in person. At Horseshoe, there are 14 sports wager kiosks and seven stations where people can bet at the counter.
Maryland joins dozens of other states that already offer legalized sports betting.
In November 2020, 67% of voters in the state approved the measure and Gov. Larry Hogan signed it into law earlier this year.
Hogan was among those on hand Friday for the launch of Caesars Sportsbook at Horseshoe Casino.
Sportsbooks have agreed to contribute 15% of their revenue to support educational programs in Maryland.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, who was also in attendance, said the goal is to build more new school buildings in the city.
Ocean Downs, Hollywood Casino, Longshots and Riverboat were also all awarded sports betting licenses, but have yet to launch sports betting. Ocean Downs and Hollywood hope to have theirs up and running later this month.
The state will open applications for mobile betting licenses sometime next year.