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Maryland Sports Betting

Legal Betting
As of November 23, 2022, mobile sports betting in Maryland is officially live! Here you will find everything you need to know about sports betting in Maryland from sports betting education, the state’s local betting rules and how you can get in on the action and start placing sports bets in Maryland.
What To Know
Online sports betting is legal
Must be 21+ to bet
Strong new user sign-up bonuses for residents
Available Sportsbooks

Today’s Best Promo In Maryland

Additional Promos In Maryland

Upcoming Games To Bet On In Maryland

Sports Betting Education 101

If you are new to sports betting, don’t worry! Here at BetSided, we want to serve all sports bettors, from the experienced ones to novice bettors, in order to help them enjoy sports betting in the best way possible. We have our Sports Betting Education section of the website that includes breakdowns such as:
  • What is a Spread?
  • What is a Moneyline?
  • How to Hedge
  • How to Understand American Odds
… and so much more. You can also check out our Youtube channel for video breakdowns on how to bet on specific sports.

Maryland Sports Betting Legalization Timeline

  • April 2021: HB 940 passed in the Maryland State Legislature
  • May 2021: Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 940, making sports betting legal in Maryland
  • December 2021: Gov. Larry Hogan placed the first official sports wager at the MGM National Harbor

Tax Rates in Maryland

Residents will be taxed at an 8.75% rate, while non-residents will be taxed at a 7% rate.

Maryland Sportsbooks

  • BetMGM
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • PointsBet Sportsbook
  • BetFanatics
  • SuperBook
  • Betfred Sportsbook
  • BetRivers
  • WynnBET
  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • MGM National Harbor
  • Horseshoe Casino
  • Live! Casino and Hotel
  • Ocean Downs
  • Rocky Gap Casino and Resort
  • Hollywood Casino

Futures Bets To Place In Maryland

Best Sports Betting Apps In Maryland

BetMGM Sportsbook App

BetMGM is already a staple in Maryland with the MGM National Harbor. The promos at BetMGM are great and the user experience on the app is smooth and to the point.
Grade: A

FanDuel Sportsbook App

FanDuel Sportsbook is partnered with Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland. FanDuel has an easy interface, great cash out options and is also a leader in daily fantasy.
Grade: A

DraftKings Sportsbook App

DraftKings Sportsbook has one of the easiest online interfaces to navigate in the industry. With its wide variety of props, futures and daily fantasy plays, DraftKings is one of the better apps on the market.
Grade: A-

Caesars Sportsbook App

Caesars Sportsbook owns Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, so it already had a good feel of the betting market in Maryland. The app is easy to use and is a great option to be one of the primary apps.
Grade: B+

PointsBet Sportsbook App

The interface for PointsBet is really fast, which is always great for bettors looking to place a wager quickly before a game. It is also available for both iPhone and Android, and it has the dark-mode available as well. PointsBet doesn’t have the variety of bets as the other apps, but it is still one of the best on the market.
Grade: B+

BetRivers Sportsbook App

BetRivers’ app is great for first-time users because of its simplicity and ingenuity. The app doesn’t put too much on the screen and allows the user to easily navigate through options and find the best bet for them.
Grade: B-

WynnBET Sportsbook App

WynnBET Sportsbook has easy navigation, several fun props and an easy and accessible bet slip. The same game parlay feature is a nice add-on and can make it much easier to focus all of your bets on a single game.
Grade: B-

Recent Sports Betting News In Maryland

- Maryland announced that all sports betting would become legal starting November 23, 2022.

How To Place A Legal Sports Bet In Maryland

Signing up to sports bet in Maryland is pretty straightforward once you sign up for the app or apps of your choosing.
To sign up, you will need register with the following information:
Enter your personal details:
- Email
- Name
- Date of Birth
- Username/User ID
- Password
- Last four digits of Social Security Number
- Phone Number
- Home Address
You will then be prompted to set security questions and confirm that you are at least 21 years of age. After that, you can deposit money into your new account and start betting.

Step-By-Step Process For Maryland Online Sports Betting

Once your account is set up, this is how you would go in and make a bet.
For this example, we’ll choose a Baltimore Ravens game at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the Ravens to cover the spread
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet

Details Of Maryland's Sports Betting Law

Outside of the most common sports betting events, here are a few of the other things Maryland residents can bet on.
- E-Sports
- Horse Racing
- Daily Fantasy Sports
In Maryland, you are not allowed to bet on elections or bet on pop culture ceremonies.

Maryland Betting Markets: NFL, NBA, NHL, & More

Popular Maryland Events

- Super Bowl/NFL Playoffs
- NBA Finals/NBA Playoffs
- World Series/MLB Playoffs
- Stanley Cup Finals/NHL Playoffs
- NCAA Tournament
- College Football Playoff
- The Masters
- PGA Championship
- Preakness Stakes
Maryland allows anyone inside state lines to bet on a variety of things, so the list of bettable events is much longer than this.

Common Types of Bets/Terms

Point Spreads
The point spread in the margin of victory in a game. A team must win or lose by a specific number of points in order to cover the point spread and win the bet.
If you bet on the Baltimore Ravens to cover a 3.5-point spread as underdogs, you’ll need them to lose by a field goal or less, or win, to win the bet.
A moneyline bet is simply choosing the winner of a sporting event regardless of the point spread. You can choose the favorite or underdog to win the game.
The best moneyline bet in Maryland right now is the Baltimore Ravens, who are 6-3 on the season.
Over/Under and Total Bets
An over/under or total is a bet on the total points scored in a sporting event. Over/unders are also used on prop bets.
Betting on the number of runs in a Baltimore Orioles game is one way to get in on the action.
A parlay is a bet where multiple wagers are linked together in order to increase the odds on the payout. Every leg (bet) in the parlay must hit in order for it to win.
Betting on the Ravens and Orioles to win on the same day? You’ll need both teams to come through if you put them in a parlay.
Prop Bet
A prop bet is any bet placed on a game that is not not directly affecting the game's final outcome. This can include player props as well as game props.
Prop bets can be fun to bet on, ranging from Lamar Jackson touchdowns to Kyle Bradish’s strikeouts in a game.

Most Popular Sports To Bet On

The most popular sports to bet on in Maryland include football, basketball, baseball and hockey – the big four.
The NFL is the most popular sport to bet on in the sports betting world, but collegiate sports have begun to stake their claim in the pie.

Daily Fantasy Sports In Maryland

Daily Fantasy Sports has been legal in Maryland since 2012 and will remain legal.

Betting On Pro Sports Teams

NFL Betting In Maryland

- Baltimore Ravens
- Washington Commanders

NHL Betting In Maryland

- Washington Capitals

NBA Betting In Maryland

- Washington Wizards

MLB Betting In Maryland

- Baltimore Orioles
- Washington Nationals

Statewide Restrictions

As of right now, there are no restrictions as to what kind of sports you can bet on.

Other Maryland Teams To Bet On

Betting On College Football in Maryland

Along with the professional teams in Maryland, you can also bet on these collegiate teams.
- University of Maryland
- Navy Midshipmen

Betting on College Basketball In Maryland

- University of Maryland
- Georgetown University

Maryland Online Sports Betting FAQ

Did Maryland Legalize Sports Betting?

Yes, Maryland did legalize sports betting. The state passed the bill in 2021, and will take effect in November of 2022.

Can I Bet Online On My Phone In Maryland?

Yes, you can place bets from your phone in Maryland, as long as you are within state lines.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Bet On Maryland's Legal Sportsbook Apps?

You must be 21 years or older to bet on Maryland’s legal sportsbook apps.

Can I Bet On My College Football Team?

Yes, you can bet on college football and other college sports in Maryland.

What Payment Options Can I Use For Betting In Maryland?

You can deposit money into your sports betting account by way of credit cards, e-wallets like PayPal, prepaid cards and even cash if you’re in person.

Maryland Casinos

- MGM National Harbor
- Horseshoe Casino
- Live! Casino and Hotel
- Ocean Downs
- Rocky Gap Casino and Resort
- Hollywood Casino

Best Sports Bars For Betting In Baltimore, Maryland

- Gameday Firehouse
- Baltimore Tap House
- Mother's Grille
- Turp's

Common Payment Options

- PayPal
- ACH/eCheck
- Prepaid Card
- Cash
- Check

Sports Betting Quirks In Maryland

Maryland is fairly lenient with what it allows bettors to bet on. You can not bet on election or pop culture events, but all sports are legal to bet on.

How sports Betting Works In Pennsylvania And Delaware

Sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania and you can bet on all sports like in Maryland. The difference there is that you cannot bet on collegiate player props in Pennsylvania.
In Delaware, online sports betting is not yet legal. In order to place a sports bet, you have to do it in person at one of the three casinos in the state.

Final Thoughts On Betting In Maryland

Maryland is opening up its online sports betting at full throttle. The state is allowing a free-flowing online betting operation that will be easy for residents to use.
The state has put its bettors in a great position. It has no restrictions on the types of sports bets you can place, has partnerships with the major books and has a pretty standard tax rate.

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