Sports Wagering 30-Day Public Comment Period Begins Aug. 27

Aug. 27, 2021

Comments may be submitted via mdgaming.com; Public meeting scheduled for Sept. 22

 (Baltimore) – The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) is today beginning a 30-day period for the public to submit comments regarding the Agency’s sports wagering regulations. The MLGCA will also hold a public meeting on Sept. 22 at which stakeholders and members of the public may offer comments on the regulations.

Comments may be submitted via any of the following methods:

Comments must be submitted in writing from Aug. 27, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2021 in order to be considered. Comments sent by mail must be received by Maryland Lottery and Gaming by Sept. 27, 2021. Comments will not be accepted by phone.

After the public comment period has concluded, comments will be published on mdgaming.com.

The MLGCA will hold a public meeting on the regulations at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2021, in the auditorium on the first floor of the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at mdgaming.com, and a recording of the meeting will be posted to the website. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting are asked to inform the MLGCA by sending an email to sports.wagering@maryland.gov. Individuals requiring an accommodation in order to participate in the meeting may contact James B. Butler at 410-230-8781.

The sports wagering regulations were approved by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission on July 15, 2021, and by the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review on Aug. 5, 2021. The regulations are available online at mdgaming.com.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming operates the Maryland Lottery and is responsible for regulatory oversight of the state’s casinos and sports wagering program. From its inception in 1973 through Fiscal Year 2021, the Maryland Lottery has contributed more than $17.9 billion to state programs and services and has paid more than $29.8 billion in prizes to players. Through FY2021, Maryland’s casino program, which began in September 2010, generated more than $11.8 billion in total gaming revenue and contributed more than $5.3 billion to the state, including nearly $4 billion to the Education Trust Fund.

To keep Marylanders informed and promote integrity and transparency, Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly financial reports on casino revenue at mdgaming.com, along with annual fiscal year data. For more information on all Lottery products, promotions and news, visit mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-426-2537.