Sports Wagering Regulations

The operational and licensing regulations for Maryland’s sports wagering program (COMAR Chapter 36, Subtitle 10) became fully promulgated and effective as of January 13, 2022. Click the expandable heading below to view information about the promulgation process and public comments submitted during the process, which took place from July through September 2021.

Sports Wagering Regulations: Promulgation Process & Public Comments

MLGCC Approval

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) approved proposed regulations for sports wagering during a meeting held via teleconference on July 15, 2021. The proposed regulations were submitted as both emergency and permanent regulations.

Legislative Review

On August 5, 2021, the proposed regulations were approved by the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) and took effect on an emergency basis. The regulations were then published in the Maryland Register on August 27, 2021.

Public Comments

A 30-day public comment period ran from August 27, 2021 through September 27, 2021.

Public Meeting

A public meeting at which sports wagering stakeholders had the opportunity to offer their comments was held on September 22, 2021.

Sports Wagering Regulations: Substantive Amendments

On December 16, 2021, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) approved substantive amendments to the sports wagering regulations. The General Assembly’s Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee approved these amendments on an emergency basis for the period of January 26, 2022 through July 25, 2022. The amendments were published in the Maryland Register on February 25, 2022, and a 30-day public comment period ended on March 28, 2022. Click the links below to view the Maryland Register and the comments on the amendments that Maryland Lottery and Gaming received during the public comment period.