Maryland Sports Betting Launch Dates and Offers July 2024

Your Guide To All the Top Free Money Offers and Launch Dates

Maryland sports bettors rejoice! Online sports betting has arrived! Be the first to take advantage of all the top online sportsbook new player offers as the first round of sportsbooks have started taking bets on Nov. 23, 2022. Find out who is in the first batch of sportsbooks and who is coming soon to the Old Line State.

ByPat Pickens

Nov 23, 2022

Retail and online sports betting are officially live in Maryland.

Online sports betting took almost a year to roll out after retail sports betting went live in the Old Line State on Dec. 9, 2021. But as of Nov. 23, 2022, betting on mobile devices via online apps is officially both legal and operational in Maryland.

Now is the perfect time for sports fans in Maryland to sign up at for an online sportsbook account and start placing bets! Sportsbooks are giving out lucrative welcome bonuses which enable players to use free funds to get a sense of the landscape.

Here’s a look at how it works.

Yes! Governor Larry Hogan signed HB940 into law in May 2021 then placed the first legal sports wager in person at the MGM National Harbor Casino on Dec. 9, 2021. Hogan signed off on digital sports gambling within the Old Line State’s borders as part of HB940.

When Will Online Sports Betting Launch in Maryland?

Online sports betting in Maryland is live as of Nov. 23, 2022!

What Online Sportsbooks are Live in Maryland?

  • BetMGM
  • FanDuel
  • Caesars
  • BetRivers
  • DraftKings
  • PointsBet
  • Barstool

What Online Sportsbooks Are Coming Soon to Maryland?

BetMGM Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: Up to $1000 Second-Chance Bet
  • Full review: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: November 23, 2022

BetMGM is among the first sportsbooks to begin operation in Maryland. BetMGM operates the brick-and-mortar sportsbook at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, outside of Washington, D.C.

BetMGM offers a second-chance bet up to $1000 to all new users in every state it operates. That means you can still take advantage of one of the best offers in online sports gaming by using the promo code . Simply, sign up, use the promo code and your first bet will be bonus bets after you make a minimum deposit.

Bettors will win their stake plus profit if their initial wager wins, but if it doesn’t they will be refunded in free bets up to $1000.

Caesars Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: $1250 First Bet Insurance
  • Full review: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2022

Caesars has become an industry leader since it purchased the British-based William Hill sportsbook in August 2021. Caesars operates a brick-and-mortar casino and sportsbook within the state’s biggest city’s limits at the Horseshoe Baltimore and began operation when online gaming went live in Maryland.

The Caesars Online Sportsbook gives new players a second-chance bet of up to $1,250 in the form of a second bet equal to the first amount. Use the promo code “GAMEDAYFULL" when signing up and depositing in order to take advantage of the new-user offer in Maryland.

FanDuel Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: Bet $5, Get $150, plus three months free of NBA League Pass
  • Full review: FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2022

FanDuel is the No. 1 sportsbook in the United States and is now live in Maryland.

Bettors can get great odds and boosts with the FanDuel Online Sportsbook. Plus, they can take advantage of a sensational new-player offer where new signups who place a $5 wager can get $150 in site credit plus three free months of NBA League Pass. FanDuel does not require a promo code to take advantage of the new-player offer, but bettors must opt in.

DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: Bet $5, Get $200 in Site Credit
  • Full review: DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2022

The DraftKings Online Sportsbook is the most widely available sports betting option in the United States, with more than a dozen states, including Maryland now.

DraftKings gives bettors great boosts and promotions, as well as a plethora of betting markets, plus competitive odds on each game played each day. New users who sign up and opt-in will receive $200 in site credit when he/she bets $5 and makes a minimum deposit.

BetRivers Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: Second-Chance Bet up to $500
  • Full review: BetRivers Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2022

BetRivers is a fixture among Eastern states since it was founded in neighboring Pennsylvania and operates there, as well as West Virginia, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Now it is also operational in the Old Line State in partnership with its retail sportsbook at Bingo World in Baltimore.

BetRivers is a super option for new and novice sports bettors since it gives gamblers helpful hints and tips, as well as a great glossary of terms. Plus, BetRivers offers new users up to $500 in free bets with the promo code “GAMEDAY."

PointsBet Sportsbook Maryland

  • New Player Offer: Five Second-Chance Bets up to $500
  • Full review: PointsBet Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2022

PointsBet is live in Maryland. The sportsbook has operates a retail sportsbook at The Riverboat on the Potomac, an off-track betting site that sits on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia.

PointsBet is changing the sports-betting game with its unique PointsBetting-style of gambling that rewards users for being right and punishes them for being wrong. If that sounds a bit too intense, PointsBet also offers fixed-odds betting where users can place traditional wagers on spreads, totals, moneylines, props and more.

Bettors can get in on the action and receive up to five second-chance bets totaling $500 by using the promo code “GD5X100" upon signup.

How to Register at a Maryland Online Sportsbook

There is an understandable amount of angst and uncertainty when a user registers for a service that is about to become operational. But signing up is as easy as registering for an email address — or at your preferred online retailer. Through The Game Day’s exclusive partnerships with the sportsbooks listed above, we can ensure new users will receive the best available offer upon signing up.

Here’s a glance at the steps:

  • Pick the sportsbook with which you wish to register, and click “Get Bonus" to claim the best available offer.
  • The link will navigate users to the registration page. Insert your information, click “Register."
  • Enter the promo code “GAMEDAY" or the equivalent bonus code to unlock the best offer.
  • Verify your identity and email address.
  • Deposit, keeping in mind that a minimum deposit is usually required to activate a new-user offer.
  • Start playing!


Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered pro sports since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times,, Bleacher Report,, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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