On the final day of the 2021 session, the Maryland legislature approved a plan to implement legalized sports wagering, voting overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) indicated he likely will sign. The House of Delegates approved the final measure 122-16 on Monday evening, not long after the state Senate backed it, 47-0. The tallies, on one of the most heavily-lobbied bills of the year, put Maryland on track to join 18 states and Washington, D.C., to move sports betting — long a popular, though illegal, activity — out of the shadows.
Sports Betting Deal Approved Overwhelmingly; Hogan Likely to Sign
April 13, 2021