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Bingo World approved for sports wagering

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) determined that Bingo World in northern Anne Arundel County has met the qualification requirements for a sports wagering license. In addition, Bingo World’s operator partner, RSI MD, a subsidiary of Rush Street Interactive, was found qualified for a sports wagering operator license. Bingo World is an electronic […]

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Sportsbooks contribute $469,000 to state in first month

Maryland’s first five sports wagering facilities opened for business during December 2021 and contributed $469,297 to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports a variety of public education programs. Each sports wagering licensee contributes 15 percent of its taxable win to the state. Statewide sports wagering totals for December 2021: Handle (Amount wagered): $16,552,430 […]

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Cordish enters lease agreement for three casino properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the real property assets of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, in Hanover; Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh, including applicable long-term ground leases, from affiliates of The Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. The initial transaction has an aggregate consideration of approximately $1.81 billion. Cordish […]

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Sports wagering launches at Live! Casino, Horseshoe Casino

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) has issued sports wagering facility licenses to Live! Casino & Hotel, in Hanover; and Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, in Baltimore City. Governor Larry Hogan attended ceremonies today at both facilities to mark the launch of their sports wagering operations. Prior to receiving their licenses, Live! and Horseshoe successfully […]

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Five sports wagering operators approved

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) approved the sports wagering operator partners of five casinos, all of which are still awaiting license awards from the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC). In October, the MLGCC determined that the five casinos are qualified to conduct sports wagering and forwarded their applications to the SWARC. […]

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Three sports betting applicants advance

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) determined that Live! Casino & Hotel, in Hanover; Horseshoe Casino, in Baltimore; and MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill have met the qualification requirements for sports wagering licenses. The three casinos are among the 17 entities that were designated in the sports wagering law to conduct sports […]

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Casinos generate $165.4 million in September

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $165,388,039 in gaming revenue during September 2021. The total represents an increase of $21,678,771 (15.1 percent) compared to September 2020, when gaming revenue was $143,709,267.55. Casinos were limited to 50 percent capacity in September 2020 due to COVID-19. Casino gaming contributions to the state in September 2021 totaled $68,987,724, […]

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Gaming Commission publishes sports betting comments

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) has published comments on the state’s sports wagering regulations that were submitted by sports wagering stakeholders and interested members of the public during a recently concluded 30-day public comment period. The regulations (COMAR 36.10.01 through 36.10.18) were approved by the MLGCC on July 15 and by the […]

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Maryland Casinos Generate $168.5 M in Revenue During August

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $168,459,348 in gaming revenue during August 2021. The total represents an increase of $18,910,348 (12.6 percent) compared to August 2020, when gaming revenue was $149,549,000. Casinos were limited to 50 percent capacity in August 2020 due to COVID-19. Casino gaming contributions to the state in August 2021 totaled $71,284,480, […]