Hey, Maryland … welcome to the live-launch party. Welcome to the ever-growing party that state after state continues to join since PASPA was overturned in New Jersey back in 2018. We’re, of course, talking about the rapidly-expanding online sports betting party. 

Maryland online sports betting launched on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, which means those located within state borders can suddenly download one of the available sportsbooks en route to placing a legal sports bet. But before we rank the seven best Maryland sports betting apps for mobile devices, make sure to pounce on the competition by taking advantage of one of Crossing Broad’s mouthwatering new-user promos, including DraftKings Sportsbook’s $200-in-free-bets bonus:


If you need a little assistance in signing up, check out Saturday Down South’s guide on how to sign up for online sports betting in Maryland. Simply click on one of the above new-user promotions—DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM Sportsbook and/or PointsBet Sportsbook—sign up with the sportsbook by providing the required information, deposit the necessary funds to get started, and then place your first bet.

Now, let’s get on to the big show—because Maryland now belongs in that very category as it relates to legal online sports betting states—and rank the seven best Maryland sportsbook apps for mobile devices:


Ranking the 7 best online sports betting apps in Maryland

What you’re about to see is a list of the best legal sports gambling operators in the world. In terms of equivalency, think of names such as Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky and even, dare I say, one Michael Jordan.

It’s purely as simple as that.

Or, from a Maryland sports betting fan’s perspective, think of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens defense, Ray Lewis and the man some label as the “most electrifying football player in the world today,” quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The seven best online sports gambling apps in Maryland are as follows:

1. DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook

DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook is set to undoubtedly become the king of Maryland. As Crossing Broad’s preferred sports betting app of choice, there’s very little legal online sports wagerers can quibble over as it relates to this book.

Not only is DraftKings Sportsbook’s mobile app stocked with impressive tech, competitive odds and loads of variety, but it also does a tremendous job of offering promotions and bonuses that sports gamblers cannot get enough of.

Maryland online sports bettors can receive $200 in free bets per a launch bonus. “The King of Sportsbooks,” as DraftKings Sportsbook is known, is at the very top of the list for a myriad of sound reasons.

2. Caesars Maryland Sportsbook

Caesars Maryland Sportsbook doesn’t just have J.B. Smoove leading the charge; it has an excellent mobile app stocked with features and ease of use function.

The moment Caesars purchased William Hill two summers ago, it became a major player in the space. Seemingly overnight, the Caesars Sportsbook app turned into a tech-savvy app that ranks right up there with the best.

Bettors receive a $1,500 bet insurance or a $100 free bet. The Emperor’s Sportsbook is Crossing Broad’s No. 2 sports-betting app of choice, closely trailing DraftKings.

3. FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook

FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook comes from the company that brought daily fantasy sports to the masses. Once it became apparent that legal online sports betting would spread across the country like wildfire, FanDuel did a tremendous job of pivoting into the industry.

Today, FanDuel Sportsbook is the most popular choice (by numbers) for legal online sports bettors. The operator offers a tremendous number of promos while simultaneously making the app easy for everybody to use.

Maryland sports bettors can sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook and take advantage of a Bet $5, Get $200 launch bonus.

4. Barstool Maryland Sportsbook

Dave Portnoy and company of course jumped all over legal online sports betting the moment they initially could. And why not? Barstool is the perfect vehicle to promote legal sports gambling.

Barstool Maryland Sportsbook is a Crossing Broad favorite and should be for all Old Line State online sports bettors as well.

5. BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook

The MGM brand is as experienced as any company, and that’s just part of the reason BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook is set to become a Maryland sports-betting monster.

Interested Maryland sports bettors can snag up to a $1,000 bet insurance today.

6. PointsBet Maryland Sportsbook

PointsBet Maryland Sportsbook was often described as the “scrappy upstart.” No longer.

Since the early days of legal online sports betting in this country, PointsBet has continually grown into the powerhouse it is today.

Users can fetch up to five $100 second-chance bets right here.

7. BetRivers Maryland Sportsbook

BetRivers Maryland Sportsbook is the operator that rounds out our list. Although the Rush Street Interactive sportsbook ranks last on our list of seven, don’t think for one moment that it’s not worth the Maryland online sports wagerer’s time. Get a second chance bet up to $500 right right right here.

Ranking Logo Maryland Sportsbook Maryland Pre-Launch Offer
1 DraftKings Sportsbook App Icon 📲 DraftKings 💰 DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook: $200 Pre-Launch Bonus
2 Caesars Sportsbook App Icon 📲 Caesars 💰 Caesars Maryland Sportsbook: $1,500 Bet Insurance Bonus
3 FanDuel Sportsbook App Icon 📲 FanDuel 💰 FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook: Bet $5, Get $200 Bonus
4 BetMGM App Icon 📲 BetMGM 💰 BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook: $1,000 Bet Insurance
5 PointsBet App Icon 📲 PointsBet 💰 PointsBet Maryland Sportsbook: $200 Pre-Launch Bonus


Maryland online sports betting to launch Nov. 23, 2022

Although Maryland technically legalized online sports betting in 2021, it could only be done at select physical locations (through partnerships with specific sportsbooks that are already operating in the state).

Interestingly, Maryland sports gamblers thought Fall 2021 was going to be the time when the state unleashed online sports betting in its full force and glory. It did not happen. It also did not happen in the Spring and Summer of 2022, which has ultimately set up November 2022 as the grand unveiling.

Maryland online sports betting commences on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, a day prior to Thanksgiving. This means Baltimore Ravens fans can lay down bets on Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews and all things NFL from the holiday season on.

Better yet, although we ranked the best seven mobile sports betting apps in Maryland, don’t think for one moment that just seven books will be available in the state. In fact, there will be a bunch more, perhaps with names such as Betfred and even BetFanatics joining the party.