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After legislators in Maryland approved sports betting, the first sportsbooks opened in December last year. People in Maryland can bet on offshore sports sites online because no law bans use of international sportsbooks.
The first step to bet on sports in Maryland is to carry out some research and choose the right platform for your needs. They all have their pluses and minuses. You need to consider the different welcome bonuses when choosing the right sportsbook.There might also be an app to download.
Create an Account
Once you find a site you like – if you’re keen on betting online – you need to create an account. As part of this process, the operator will verify your identity. You will have to provide some basic information, such as the last four digits of your social security number, your date of birth, your name, and more.
Activate the geolocation setting on your device so the operator can confirm your actual location in Maryland.
Make a Deposit
The most popular methods of deposit are debit or credit card, PayPal, and a few others, such as eCheck and PayNearMe. Most operators have instant deposit options and don’t charge a fee.
The final step is finding what to bet on and actually placing a bet. Filter the site by event, league, or sport. Add the bet to your slip when you find the best odds. You confirm your bet in this virtual slip.
Enter an amount you want to wager. The site will show what you stand to win. At the end, confirm and place the bet if it’s to your liking.
Mobile Sports Betting
Maryland sports betting apps are becoming more numerous now that the state has started issuing licenses. You can access offshore sportsbook sites on Android and Apple smartphones and tablets by using apps. Make sure your mobile browser is up-to-date.
As long as your data connection is solid, you can access the most recent betting lines from anywhere in the state. One major advantage of using web-based apps is that you can pull up the odds quickly as they don’t need to be downloaded.
Maryland Sports Betting: Details
Here are some more details surrounding Maryland’s sports betting status at the moment. Both domestic and offshore sports betting is legal. There are also land-based sportsbooks in the state. You have to be at least 18 to bet offshore and 21 to wager within the state.
Online sportsbooks, in play betting, live betting, and mobile betting are available both offshore and within the state to its residents.
The state government has yet to establish the estimated revenue it stands to gain from gambling as well as the licensefee. They will issue 30 licenses to eligible operators.
What You can and can’t bet On
Maryland residents can bet on offshore sites on all kinds of props, odds, and betting linesfor all teams, games, and players of college and professional sports. Sportsbooks within the state don’t allow betting on high school sports.