Which sports betting apps are likely to launch in Maryland first?

General view of two Maryland footballs on the court during the game between the Maryland Terrapins and Iowa Hawkeyes at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

General view of two Maryland footballs on the court during the game between the Maryland Terrapins and Iowa Hawkeyes at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

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After the Maryland Sports Betting Implementation Review Committee (SWARC) met November 16 for a final review that commissioners are calling to “flag the I and skip the T,” Maryland sports betting apps It would soon become a reality in the Old Line State.

Ten applicants have already been tentatively approved to begin online betting, something that could happen as early as Thanksgiving, in time for the NFL playoffs to start and the Super Bowl on February 12, as well as the many premium college football bowl games to be played. . These ten applicants are:

  • Bar sports book
  • betfred
  • betMGM
  • betPARX
  • betrivers
  • Caesar’s Sportsbook
  • Kings
  • Sportsbook fanatics
  • Fandel
  • points

Unlike other states like Kansas, which opened online sports betting to approved applicants all at once on Sept. 1, Maryland chose to list 10 online applications. But it is still not clear how the implementation process will take place (it will likely be decided at the November 21st meeting).

And by taking the incremental approach, would Maryland theoretically give early-stage startups an unfair advantage over those who would have to wait however long they would have to be patient (a fact that remains unclear)? In anticipation of the launch, some are already offering promo codes for Maryland esports – including BetMGM.

How will Maryland sports betting apps launch?

Several of the ten online applications are already offering promotions to new customers in Maryland, so they will be ready to bet once the application in question comes online.

Here’s what we expect will be among the first four locations to begin operations – likely to debut between Wednesday, November 23rd and Saturday, December 3rd. They also offer an early registration bonus.

  • BetMGM Maryland, offering $200 in free bets for early sign-up with bonus code mcbet.
  • Caesars Maryland, offering a $100 free bet with a $20 deposit for early sign-up using a promo code MCBET1H
  • DraftKings Maryland, offering $200 in free bets (eight free bets of $25 each) plus the chance to win one of five $100,000 free bets for early sign-up.
  • FanDuel Maryland, which offers $100 in free bets.

Barstool, Fanatics, BetRivers and PointsBet (which has announced $200 in free bets along with $500 in early sign-up second chance bets) will also be in the mix to launch in the coming days or weeks, as well as BetFRed and betPARX.

Why launching Maryland betting apps now is important

Even though they had to put up with several months of delays, all of the sites should be happy that they will all be accepting bets during the busiest times in the sports betting calendar: mid to late December through early to mid January for NCAA college football games, from late December to late January in the NFL playoffs, and of course the big daddy of them all, Super Bowl 57 on February 12th.

A little further afield was the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, running from mid-March to early April.

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Veteran sportswriter Jerry Bonkowski has worked as a writer for a number of the Internet’s largest publications/websites, including 15 years with USA Today, four years each for ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports, as well as nearly eight years with NBCSports.com. While his main wins in recent years have been motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and the NHRA, he’s also made his mark in other sports including coverage of all six Chicago Bulls championships, Tiger Woods’ PGA debut, the 1985 Chicago Bears run to the Super Bowl and more. Follow him on Twitter @JerryBonkowski

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