Sports Wagering Licensing

Beginning Sept. 14, 2021, the 17 locations that were named in the Sports Wagering Law may begin using the eLicensing portal to submit their applications for Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) licensing investigations. Access to eLicensing is password protected. MLGCC staff provide login information directly to each applicant. For additional guidance, click here.

Class B-1 and B-2 facilities that were not named in the law and mobile operators will be provided with access to eLicensing at a date to be determined. Updates on the timeline will be provided on this page when they become available.

Required Action:

All companies seeking authorization to conduct sports wagering related business in Maryland must submit a written request that includes detailed information describing the goods and services the company intends to provide. This includes companies seeking sports wagering operator licenses, sports wagering contractor licenses, mobile sports wagering licenses, and those seeking approval from the Commission to become non-gaming and non-sports wagering vendors. The company must submit a Gaming-Related and Sports Wagering-Related Determinations form.

Important Notice:

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 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.

 

View the List of Approved Sports Wagering Facility Licenses in Maryland
View the List of Approved Sports Wagering Operator Licenses in Maryland
View the List of Approved Sports Wagering Contractor Licenses in Maryland

 

Sample Documents

The following copies of sports-wagering-related eLicensing applications are available for review. Applicants are encouraged to assemble the requested and required documents and information contained within the application in preparation for completing the online eLicensing application. There are portions of each application that require information to be entered, as well as documents which must be saved as PDF files and uploaded into the application.

All forms listed below are provided for illustrative and reference purposes only. MLGCA will not accept any paper application submittals. All applications and forms must be submitted by using MLGCA’s online eLicensing portal.

Facility, Operator, Contractor & Principal Entity Forms

Professional Sports Franchise or Stadium, Owner and Designee Affidavits

Employee Forms

Vendor Forms