How Interested Is Maryland In 2023 Women’s World Cup?

How Interested Is Maryland In 2023 Women’s World Cup?
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The 2023 Women’s World Cup begins next week and the excitement surrounding this event is reaching a fever pitch, not only for soccer fans but also bettors nationwide. Those using the best sports betting app Maryland options, or retail sportsbooks in the state, will have their first opportunity to wager on a Women’s World Cup.

Predictions forecast that the tournament is predicted to break records as the most-wagered women’s sporting event of all time.

Many states have added legal, regulated sports betting since the last Women’s World Cup in 2019. And interest is sure to peak around the most successful women’s soccer team ever, the United States.

The Americans have won four of the eight WWC tournament staged, are the two-time defending champions and have never finished worse than third.

So it’s logical that customers using the Caesars Maryland promo code will see the USA as a healthy favorite to win the tournament, at +225 odds as of Friday morning.

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How We Measured World Cup Interest

Ahead of the upcoming women’s tournament this summer, Maryland will be gearing up for an action-packed event that will welcome heavy betting action. But aside from the Old Line State, which other jurisdictions are poised to showcase their interest in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?

BetMaryland.com used Google Trends to look at the highest search volume of the term “FIFA Women’s World Cup” in the United States in a 90-day span, April 13 to July 10, 2023. We gathered the data to figure out the 10 states most interested in the upcoming event, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

 

States With Most Interest Women’s World Cup

RankStateInterest Level vs. Other Topics*
1Oregon42
2Colorado40
3Maryland39
4Massachusetts38
5Virginia37
6Montana35
T-7Connecticut34
T-7New Jersey34
T-7Vermont34
10California33

Maryland Among Most Enthusiastic States

Maryland secures a top-three ranking for the most interest in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, ranking third just behind Oregon and Colorado by a small margin. Also on this list is neighboring Virginia, which has been ranked No. 5 behind Massachusetts.

Maryland’s ranking might come as a surprise because there are few opportunities to see the game on a professional level there. Baltimore’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup at M&T Bank Stadium was rejected. The two closest teams in major leagues play in Washington D.C. – Major League Soccer’s DC United and the Washington Spirit, winners of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League.

However, the Spirit will be well-represented in the upcoming tournament with four players: Goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury, midfielders Ashley Sanchez and Andi Sullivan, and superstar forward Trinity Rodman, meaning that Maryland sports betting fans and soccer fans alike will still have plenty of reason to follow the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

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Felix Veletanga is an experienced reporter who has covered local news, politics, and sports in Northern New Jersey, and now lends his expertise to the Maryland sports betting market. He previously covered the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s 2022 NCAA Cinderella run for HudPost. Felix specializes in combat fighting and soccer betting analysis with a focus on the Premier League.

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