WynnBet, Bally’s Found Qualified for Mobile Licensing in Maryland

WynnBet, Bally’s Found Qualified for Mobile Licensing in Maryland
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission found four more entities, which actually accounted for two overarching companies, as qualified for mobile Maryland sportsbooks licensing.

In brief, the two companies whose associated companies were found qualified were attached to Bally’s Interactive and WynnBet. Still another company was originally listed for a qualification hearing, an entity attached to Betway, but it was dropped from the commission’s revised agenda.

Now, a decision statement will be communicated to the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC), which will decide whether to award licenses to the companies. Assuming the SWARC awards the licenses, before the entities can actually start accepting wagers, they must return to the Lottery & Gaming Control Agency for controlled demonstrations of operations and procedures. If they pass muster, they are issued licenses, and two more Maryland sports apps begin taking bets.

The SWARC’s next scheduled meeting is Dec. 14.

Specifically, the Lottery & Gaming Control Agency approved the qualifications for Bally’s Interactive Maryland, LLC for a Mobile Sports Wagering License and Bally’s Interactive, LLC for an Online Sports Wagering Operator License, and for WSI US, LLC (WynnBet) for a Mobile Sports Wagering License and for an Online Sports Wagering Operator License.  

Currently, seven mobile sports gambling operators are taking bets in Maryland: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars Maryland Sportsbook, PointsBet, Bet Rivers and Barstool Sportsbook.                                         

Mobile Wagering Started Well

Maryland online wagering began Nov. 23 and got off to an extremely strong start.

Location services company GeoComply said it tracked 16.5 million geolocation transactions in the state from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27. That was nearly double the number of geo transactions made in Virginia at the same time. And it was more than the combined geo transactions made in Virginia and Indiana during that time period.

In addition, during Maryland’s launch of online sports gambling over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there were 477,365 unique accounts.

There are three other online sports betting entities that have been award licenses by SWARC but they have not completed final phase requirements for the Lottery & Gaming Control Agency: BetFred, BetPARX and Maryland Stadium Sub/Fanatics.

Be on the lookout for BetMGM Maryland bonus codes and from the other current operators mentioned above.

The NFL season and playoff races are heating up and there is sure to be more breaking news on Maryland sports betting.

Stay close to BetMaryland.com for updates as well as for Maryland sportsbook promotions.

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