Here’s the list:
- Barstool Sportsbook
- Caesars Sportsbook
- Fanatics Sportsbook
- Parx Interactive
Many of those 10 entities have retail presences in the state, so the lottery has already reviewed their qualifications in some capacity.
Thursday lottery hearing
Thursday’s lottery meeting includes qualification hearings for the mobile applicants. The lottery will determine whether the applicants meet basic requirements for approval of mobile sports wagering licenses.
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Once an applicant moves through the qualification period, it will be left to wait for about a month. Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission isn’t scheduled to meet again until Nov. 21, when the commission plans to review the license applicants that were deemed qualified by the lottery.
If the SWARC awards an operator a license on Nov. 21, the licensees will be allowed to launch mobile sportsbooks soon after. Given those details, it appears legal mobile sportsbooks are about a month away from launching in Maryland.
Tennessee renews operator licenses
In Tennessee, the Sports Wagering Advisory Council met Monday and renewed the mobile operator licenses for a trio of major sportsbook operators: BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel. Tennessee Action 24/7 was also granted a renewed mobile license.
The renewals were straightforward, featuring minimal discussion from the SWAC members.
“The renewal process is so different for our staff because we really are just in constant contact with all of them throughout the year,” Mary Beth Thomas, the SWAC’s executive director, said. “So it is not the same type of review that we gave for a new application. There really shouldn’t be any surprises at the renewal time.”
Financial figures in Tennessee are impressive this year, and operators in the state recorded a single-month gross revenue record ($46.3 million) in September.
“With the beginning of the football season, we have really seen an uptick, and business is booming in Tennessee,” Thomas said.