Live Visits! Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore after placing the first bet in state history at MGM National Harbor
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Gov. Larry Hogan visited Live today! Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore to celebrate the official launch of sports betting in Maryland after placing the first sports bet in state history yesterday at MGM National Harbor. The governor was joined by lottery and gaming officials, elected officials and sports legends to mark the occasion.
“Today marks the culmination of more than a year of efforts to launch sports betting here in the state of Maryland,” Governor Hogan said. “As well as allowing Marylanders to bet on the NFL, March Madness and more, sports betting will also help keep more dollars in the state and provide another vital source of income for public education.”
Live! Casino, the Governor bet on Navy to beat Army in tomorrow’s Army-Navy game at MetLife Stadium, and in Horseshoe, he bet on Maryland Terrapins beating Virginia Tech in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Yesterday at MGM National Harbor, the governor placed the state’s first sports bet for both the Washington football team and the Baltimore Ravens to appear in the Super Bowl.
After the approval of a referendum by voters in Maryland, HB 940 was adopted by the General Assembly of Maryland and promulgated by Governor Hogan last May, who officially legalized sports betting in the state of Maryland. .
So far, seven establishments have obtained licenses, which are among the 17 entities designated in the sports betting law. Additional locations and the launch of mobile sports betting are planned for the coming year.
Maryland sports betting will contribute 15% of their income to education in the state. This is in addition to the casino foreclosure initiative adopted by Governor Hogan, which requires an additional investment of $ 4.4 billion more for schools in Maryland.
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