by Jason Morenz
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission has approved MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino & Hotel Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, Hollywood Casino and Ocean Downs for sports wagering, saying all five have met the qualification requirements. It is the second-to-last step for official approval of the casinos, with a meeting scheduled later this month.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming has forwarded the casinos’ application to the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission, which voted unanimously in August that Maryland Lottery and Gaming’s qualification standards are sufficient for it to award the licenses.
The committee canceled an Oct. 14 meeting, and the next Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18 and the goal has been to go live with betting before the end of 2021