The state’s Sports Wagering Applicant Review Commission on Wednesday delayed its decision on awarding sports betting licenses, weeks after Gov. Larry Hogan urged the commission to more quickly launch the state’s newly legalized sports gambling industry.
Maryland legislators have begun to discuss regulation of the state’s newly approved legalized sports betting market, which includes mobile wagering.
Maryland high schools may soon be required to adopt a curriculum on gambling addiction, depending on the fate of one bill in the state legislature.
Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would ask high school health teachers to include the dangers of problem gambling in their curriculum.
Legislation that would define eSports in Maryland, allow prizes and prevent gambling was heard by the House Ways and Means committee on Thursday.
State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education.
The General Assembly’s Joint Committee On Gaming Oversight this week too a look at what the future holds for the gaming industry and how it might impact Maryland.