Employees: Gaming & Sports Wagering, Non-Gaming & Non-Sports Wagering

Individuals must be licensed before working in any licensed casino, sports wagering facility or bingo hall in Maryland. The burden of proving and maintaining qualifications to receive and retain a license is at all times on the applicant.

Additional details on the licensing process are available here (English) or here (Spanish). Contact the Casino Licensing and Background Investigation Division at Gaming.Services@maryland.gov.

Gaming and Sports Wagering Licenses and Non-Gaming and Non-Sports Wagering Licenses

An individual must be at least 18 years of age to receive a Gaming and Sports Wagering license (for jobs such as table games dealers, sports wagering ticket writers, slot machine attendants, sports wagering equipment or slot machine technicians, instant bingo hall managers, count room employees, and security personnel); or a Non-Gaming and Non-Sports Wagering license (for jobs such as clerical and administrative staff, food and beverage servers, maintenance personnel and stewards).

The process of receiving a license is as follows:

  • Apply for a job with a casino, a sports wagering facility, bingo hall or an authorized vendor and receive a conditional job offer. Upon extending a job offer to an individual, the casino, sports wagering facility, bingo hall or vendor will determine whether the individual needs to apply for a Gaming and Sports Wagering license or Non-Gaming and Non-Sports Wagering license.
  • Submit a license application to the Commission. Individuals who receive conditional job offers from a casino, sports wagering facility, bingo hall or vendor must submit their license applications to the Commission electronically (NO paper applications).
  • Submit fees, fingerprints and be photographed. Applicants for a license must be fingerprinted and photographed, and must pay the required application and license fees.
  • Note: Individuals who are being hired for positions that require a Gaming and Sports Wagering license will initially receive a Temporary Gaming and Sports Wagering license. If the applicant is found to be suitable for a license, the Commission will grant a permanent Gaming and Sports Wagering license.

Individuals under the age of 21 are prohibited from entering a Maryland casino’s gaming area or a Maryland sports wagering facility. An exception to Maryland Criminal Law 10-136 and Title 9, Subtitle 1A-24(c) allows an adult under the age of 21 years to enter a gaming area or a sports wagering area only while the gaming and sports wagering employee is working.

PLEASE NOTE: Paper copies of forms 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3022, 3024 and 3026 will no longer be accepted. THESE ARE PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
All information required in these forms will now be submitted to the Commission electronically through the MLGCA online licensing system. Access to the MLGCA online licensing system is provided to applicants by a casino, sports wagering facility or bingo hall.

Casinos

Instant Bingo Facilities (with 11 or more machines)

Instant Bingo Facilities (with 10 or fewer machines)

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