Sports betting will soon be officially allowed in the state of Maryland. A commission gave the final approval on Thursday for licenses to be awarded to five casinos.
In a 5-to-2 vote, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission awarded the first Maryland in-person sports betting licenses. Those awarded include Maryland Live!, MGM National Harbor, Horseshoe Casino, Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs Casino.
Approval isn’t final until the casinos sign a memorandum of understanding.
There are a number of procedural steps that the five casinos will need to complete before they will be able to launch their sports wagering operations.