Sports Wagering Regulations & Public Comments

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. The steps taken to establish these regulations were as follows:

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.