Maryland's Sportsbetting Bill Heads to Governor

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Maryland's sportsbetting bill has passed through both the House and Senate, and the legislation is now heading to Governor Larry Hogan's desk to be signed into law.

The bill passed through the House with a 129-3 margin, and went through the Senate unanimously. An earlier version passed through the Senate and was amended by the House. If the bill is signed, it would create a ballot referendum for this year's elections, which would ask voters: "Do you favor the expansion of commercial gaming in the State of Maryland to authorize sports and event betting for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education?"

If voters vote yes, then sportsbetting would be approved in the state. The activity would be regulated and provide access to wagers on sports throughout the state of 6 million.

We'll keep readers informed as we learn more.

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