Groups interested in sports betting operations in the state are pressuring lawmakers to guarantee more licenses after seeing one peeled off for a track location in Southern Maryland. Legislation sponsored by House Speaker Adrienne Jones and under consideration by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee would create nearly three dozen sports betting licenses with an emphasis on ensuring minority ownership. That effort has led to the creation of a number of guaranteed licenses, one of which would go to a uniquely located off-track betting parlor known as the Riverboat on the Potomac.
Md. sports betting debate focuses on number of licenses
March 26, 2021