SPORTS WAGERING APPLICATION REVIEW COMMISSION

Thomas M. Brandt, Jr., Chair (chosen by Governor)


[photo, Legislative Services Building (from College Ave.), 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland] Appointed by Governor: Bert J. Hash, Jr.

Appointed by Senate President: Rosie Allen-Herring; Laura Gamble.

Appointed by House Speaker: Cassandra Stevenson; Frank S. Turner.

Ex officio: E. Randolph Marriner, Chair, State Lottery & Gaming Control Commission

Legislative Services Building (from College Ave.), 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, January 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff: Katylee Cannon

c/o Department of Legislative Services
Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 946-5500, (301) 970-5500, 1-800-492-7122 (toll free)
e-mail: swarc@mlis.state.md.us
web: http://dls.maryland.gov/policy-areas/sports-wagering-application-review-commission (sports wagering)
web: swarc.org

c/o State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency
Montgomery Park Business Center, Suite 330
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 230-8800; fax: (410) 230-8728
web: www.mdgaming.com/maryland-sports-wagering/ (sports wagering)

On November 3, 2020, voters approved by referendum the expansion of commercial gaming in Maryland, and authorized sports and events betting for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education (Chapter 492, Acts of 2020). Thereafter, in May 2021, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapter 356, Acts of 2021).

The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission reviews applications for sports wagering licenses, and awards Class A-1 and A-2 facility licenses to large video lottery operators and specified major sports franchises in the State. The Commission also awards Class B-1 and B-2 facility licenses to certain qualified horse-racing, simulcast betting and commercial bingo entities. In addition, the Commission may award up to sixty mobile sports wagering licenses.

Authorization for the Commission ends January 1, 2028.

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