Which gambling practices are legal in Maryland? And is Maryland casino gaming permitted? We reveal everything.
If you’re interested in sports betting, then you’ve probably heard the news. Since late-2022, Marylanders were given the green light to place sports wagers both in-person and online. Maryland sports betting became legal.
So, sports betting is allowed. Unfortunately, Maryland online casino gambling is not yet legal.
Where Can I Play Blackjack & Roulette?
Looking for your casino fix? Well, table games and slot games can be found in abundance at any of the six land-based casinos found in the Old Line State. The casinos in Maryland are:
- Hollywood Casino Perryville
- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
- Live! Casino & Hotel
- MGM National Harbor
- Ocean Downs
- Rocky Gap Casino Resort
That’s a good mix of MGM and Caesars owned properties right there. Picking out two of the highlights, MGM National Harbor and Live! Casino & Hotel account for around 75% of all casino revenues in Maryland.
Maryland Online Casino Apps – Are They Legal?
Can you play online casino games in Maryland?
At present the proposals are suggesting that there will be between 10 and 20 licenses available for online betting operators in Maryland. These will be for the six land based casinos to either offer their own betting app or to partner with a digital operator, and these will all be eligible for a license.
However, the partnered casinos will not have their own online casino app. This might sound confusing, but they will only partner with mobile sports betting apps to allow the apps to run legally in the state. You will not be able to play online casino games in Maryland from your mobile device at present. This applies to slot games, table games, video poker etc.
Can I Bet on Casino Online in MD?
Currently, online casino gambling is not permitted in Maryland. However, Marylanders can literally travel across the border, to two different states, and legally play casino games online.