A non-gaming and non-sports wagering vendor is any person who provides non-gaming and/or non-sports wagering related goods and services to one or more gaming facilities (casinos); licensed sports wagering entities; or sports wagering entity applicants in Maryland.
A Maryland non-gaming and non-sports wagering vendor:
- Includes suppliers of food, alcoholic beverages, or non-alcoholic beverages; refuse handlers; vending machine providers and service personnel; janitorial and maintenance companies; marketing and advertising companies; tenant businesses or franchises located within casinos if such goods and services are not gaming or sports wagering related; providers of transportation services if such services are not gaming or sports wagering related; persons involved in the construction of a casino or sports wagering facility; lessors of real property or goods; payroll services and other employer-related services; employee recruiting services; or
- Is a person whose services the Commission determines must be Registered or Certified; and
- Is prohibited from providing or attempting to provide any gaming related goods, services or supplies or any sports wagering related goods, services or supplies unless licensed by the Commission as a Gaming Manufacturer, Gaming Contractor or Sports Wagering Contractor.
Companies (including sports wagering operators, sports wagering contractors, non-sports wagering related vendors) seeking authorization to conduct sports wagering related business and mobile sports wagering licensure in Maryland must submit a written request that includes detailed information relating to the goods and services the company intends to provide. The company must submit a Gaming-Related and Sports Wagering-Related Determinations form.
Mobile Sports Wagering license applications are not currently being accepted. The commission and SWARC will release information relating to those license applications as details become available. The Licensing Division will accept Gaming-Related and Sports Wagering-Related Determination requests from companies seeking mobile sports wagering licenses. The submission of a Determination request does not provide any assurance that a mobile sports wagering license application will ultimately be accepted, but it may reduce the time required for initial application processing.
Maryland SDAT Compliance:
Applicants are reminded that in order to legally conduct business in Maryland, registration with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (“Maryland SDAT”) is required. Applicants who anticipate doing business in Maryland in the future are advised to carefully review the Maryland SDAT Contact Information sheet.
Payment of Fees via Wire Transfer:
License and application fees may be paid by certified / bank / business check, money order, or wire transfer. No personal checks or credit card payments can be accepted. All wire transfers must be submitted to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For where to send payments, click this link: Important Payment Information
Vendors providing Security personnel:
Any vendor applicant seeking authorization to provide Security personnel to work within, or on the premises of a Maryland casino; Maryland casino license applicant; Maryland Sports Wagering Facility; or Maryland Sports Wagering Facility applicant must submit a Certified Vendor application and be approved by the Commission.
Vendor REGISTRATION or CERTIFICATION:
Unless the Commission directs otherwise, a vendor that provides, or anticipates providing non-gaming related goods and services within a calendar year with a combined total value:
- of less than $19,999 is exempt from submitting an application to the Commission;
- from $20,000 to $299,999 to a single casino or casino license applicant is required to be Registered by the Commission;
- from $20,000 to $599,999 to multiple casinos or casino license applicants is required to be Registered by the Commission (unless at or above $300,000 to a single casino or casino license applicant, in which case the Vendor must be Certified by the Commission);
- at or above $300,000 to a single casino or casino license applicant is required to be Certified by the Commission; or
- at or above $600,000 to multiple casinos or casino license applicants is required to be Certified by the Commission.
Important application information:
- Non-gaming and non-sports wagering vendor applicants MUST register with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (“Maryland SDAT”) prior to submitting an application to the Commission. Vendors must maintain compliance with Maryland SDAT regulations throughout the term of their approval. For more information, visit https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/
- Non-gaming and non-sports wagering vendor applications are submitted electronically. Reference the Vendor Applicant Reference Guide for step-by-step guidance on accessing the online vendor applications.
- All vendor applicants seeking authorization from the Commission to provide non-gaming goods or services MUST be sponsored by a Maryland casino; Maryland casino license applicant; Maryland Sports Wagering Facility; or Maryland Sports Wagering Facility applicant. Vendors who have been selected to provide non-gaming and non-sports wagering goods or services will be given access to the electronic vendor application system.
Casino Vendor Contacts
Hollywood Casino Perryville:
Ms. Jennifer O’Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org 410-378-1132
Ocean Downs Casino:
Mr. Brian Reinhart email@example.com 410-641-0600, Ext. 3195
Maryland Live! Casino:
Procurement Office MDLiveVendors@livech.com 410-782-3346 or 443-445-2413
Rocky Gap Casino Resort:
Vendor Administrator RG-Vendors@goldenennt.com 301-784-8411
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore:
Ms. Shakira Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org 443-931-4116
MGM National Harbor:
Procurement Office email@example.com 301-971-5260 or 301-893-5022
Questions or concerns may be emailed to the Vendor Coordination Team at NonGaming.Vendors@maryland.gov.
According to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 36.03.02.17 and 36.10.06.11, the following persons that provide any of the enumerated services to a gaming facility (casino); licensed sports wagering entity; or sports wagering entity applicant are exempt from vendor registration and certification requirements:
- Public utilities that provide:
- Electricity; or
- Natural gas;
- Insurance companies that provide insurance to a gaming facilities (casinos); licensed sports wagering entities; or sports wagering entity applicants or its employees;
- Employee benefit and retirement plans, including 401(k) plans and employee stock purchase programs;
- Professional associations that receive funds from the gaming facilities (casinos); licensed sports wagering entities; or sports wagering entity applicants for the cost of enrollment, activities, and membership;
- Units of federal, State, county, or municipal government;
- Manufacturers of alcoholic beverages;
- State-chartered or federally chartered banks or savings and loan associations;
- Providers of professional services, including accountants, attorneys, engineers or architects, and others identified by Commission staff to be providers of professional services;
- Telecommunication, satellite, or internet services;
- Shipping services (e.g. expedited package shipping services provided by companies such as UPS, FedEx, DHL; etc.)
- Persons that engage in efforts to influence legislative or administrative action on behalf of a video lottery operation applicant or licensee for economic consideration;
- Educational or training opportunities for gaming facility (casino) employees; licensed sports wagering entity employees; or sports wagering entity applicant employees;
- Professional entertainers, sports figures, or other celebrities engaged by a video lottery operation licensee to appear at a licensee-sponsored entertainment or promotional event;
- Representatives of a media outlet or provider of a simulcast service;
- A vendor that provides, or anticipates providing, within a calendar year a combined total value of non-gaming and/or non-sports wagering related goods and services to gaming facilities (casinos); licensed sports wagering entities; or sports wagering entity applicants of less than $19,999; or
- A vendor for whom the Commission determines registration or certification is not necessary in order to protect the public interest.
For information related to “Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (Maryland SDAT)”, click here.
- Vendor Change of Information Form – Certified Vendor, Form 1021U
- Vendor Change of Information Form – Certified Construction Vendor, Form 1021CC-U
- Vendor Change of Information Form – Registered Vendor, Form 1023U
- Non-Gaming Vendor Certification Application, Reference Only, Form 1021
- Non-Gaming Construction Vendor Certification Application, Reference Only, Form 1021CC
- Non-Gaming Vendor Registration Application, Reference Only, Form 1023
- Casino’s Declaration: Emergency Usage of Non-Approved Vendor Services, Form 1024
- FBI Privacy Act Statement
- Authorization for Release of Information Form
- Consolidated Definitions
- Transfer/Rehire Request Form
PLEASE NOTE: The Commission will only accept paper copies of:
1) Vendor Change of Information Form 1021U:
2) Vendor Change of Information Form 1021CC-U;
3) Vendor Change of Information Form 1023U; and the
4) Casino’s Declaration: Emergency Usage of Non-Approved Vendor Services, Form 1024.
Paper copies of Form 1021, Form 1021CC and Form 1023 are obsolete and will no longer be accepted. All information required to complete these three forms will now be submitted electronically through the MLGCA online licensing system. FORMS 1021, 1021CC and 1023 ARE PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
Vendors seeking approval to provide non-gaming goods and services must contact a Maryland licensed casino to gain access to the electronic submission process.
firstname.lastname@example.org or nongaming.vendors@maryland.
Per Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 36.03.02.17 and 36.10.06.11:
H. A Vendor’s Registration or Certification:
(1) Remains in effect for 5 years from the date the Commission approves (the original date of) Registration or Certification;
(2) May be RENEWED by the Commission if the applicable (Vendor) Form, and any required fee, are submitted as required under this regulation at least 90 days before the expiration of 5 years from the date of the (original) written notification (to the Vendor of their original approval);
(3) Shall automatically expire if a Vendor does not comply with RENEWAL requirements under this regulation; and
(4) Is subject to cancellation by the Commission if the Commission determines that the Vendor’s continued conduct of business with a Maryland Sponsored Entity (applicant or licensee) is contrary to the public interest of the State or the policies in State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1A, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this subtitle.
(1) For a Registered vendor, the renewal fee is $100.
(2) For a Certified vendor, the renewal fee is $500.
Denial or Cancellation
The Commission’s decision to deny or cancel a Vendor Registration or Certification does not give rise to an appeal right under the contested case provision of the Maryland Administrative Procedure Act.
Publicly Available Lists
The Commission may maintain and make publicly available a list of:
(1) Registered and Certified Vendors; and
(2) Vendors that are prohibited from doing business with a Maryland Sponsored Entity (applicant or licensee) because the Commission has denied or cancelled their Registration or Certification.