Are you exhausted yet? Honestly, it would be understandable if you were the interested Maryland online sports bettor ready to get things rolling. After all, the last year-plus has been frustratingly chaotic in your state.

Snap out of it … now. Grab some coffee, jolt yourself up, and get your business in order, because MD sports betting is ready to go live. MD sports betting’s big week is here, and Crossing Broad is right by your side to walk you through it. At top of mind may be the following question: How do I get the best sign up offers.

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, waste no time in jumping all over your competition with one of five pre-launch bonuses currently offered by five of the big-boy sports betting apps:

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To go along with DraftKings Sportsbook’s preregistration offer of $200 in free bets, Caesars, FanDuel, BetMGM and PointsBet are each also offering pre-launch bonuses that come at no cost and only a net positive. Snagging extra money in free bets allows the Maryland online sports bettor to get a head start—prior to the official go-live date—while also not injuring his or her own account by way of future opportunities.

In other words, each preregistration will not prevent the Maryland online sports gambler from taking advantage of that very same sportsbook’s expected full new-user promo once the Old Line State officially goes live.

Now that we did you the service of free money via preregistration (you’re welcome, even with that pesky Commanders’ victory), it’s time to break down the ins and outs of what to expect during Maryland online sports betting‘s big week ahead.


MD sports betting to launch Nov.  23, 2022

After many months and even years of frustration, clarity has entered the room. Granted, Commanders fans are not used to clarity thanks to Dan Synder—as I knew I’d get a shot in there somewhere—but it has arrived nonetheless.

MD sports betting is set to officially launch a day before Thanksgiving, on Nov. 23, 2022.

This means that after all of the misses, the rumors, the guessing, in regards to when Maryland would officially launch legal online sports wagering, residents finally have a hard date on paper.

Sure, one of the original timeframes that Maryland online sports gambling was supposed to go live was Fall of 2021, but that’s all in the past now. Let’s allow bygones to be bygones en route to a fruitful sports-betting adventure for all.

Interestingly, Maryland falls under the category of muddy waters. Each state is unique in how it handles the possibility of legal online sports betting. For some, a full legal and online launch could not have happened any more quickly or seamlessly.

For others, however, the legalities become complicated.

For example, technically speaking, Maryland online sports betting is currently legal and has been for quite some time. The only problem is that online sports betting in this state can only be done at select locations via a brick-and-mortar location.

In Maryland, there are only a handful of retail locations where online sports bettors can use a sportsbook app legally, including:

  • BetMGM Sportsbook at National Harbor in Oxon Hill
  • FanDuel Sportsbook can be found at the Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover
  • Caesars Sportsbook can be found at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore
  • TwinSpires Sportsbook at the Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, Maryland

Once Nov. 23, 2022, comes and goes, the importance of having to physically be located at one of these locations is immediately thrown out of the window. Betting straight from your smartphone device or desktop computer will be wholly legal and possible.


Pre-launch offers currently available

The aforementioned DraftKings Maryland $200 pre-launch offer is not the only opportunity to pounce on at the moment. In fact, there are a total of five early-signup promotions currently running in Maryland.

Crossing Broad’s three best Maryland sports betting pre-launch offers dives into the very three best, but here, in this particular space of the internet, we’ll outline all five.

  Maryland Sportsbook Maryland Pre-Launch Offer
DraftKings Sportsbook App Icon 📲 DraftKings 💰 DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook: $200 Pre-Launch Bonus
BetMGM App Icon 📲 BetMGM 💰 BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook: $200 Pre-Launch Bonus
PointsBet App Icon 📲 PointsBet 💰 PointsBet Maryland Sportsbook: $200 Pre-Launch Bonus

DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland

DraftKings Maryland Sportsbook is Crossing Broad’s sportsbook app of choice, as it deserves the usual acclaim it receives. Right now, DraftKings Maryland is offering a pre-launch bonus for online sports bettors worth up to $200 in free bets.

Caesars Sportsbook Maryland

Caesars Maryland Sportsbook users can receive $100 in free bets by utilizing this sports betting app’s preregistration offer. Much like DraftKings, Caesars’ reputable name makes it a no-brainer for Maryland sports wagerers.

FanDuel Sportsbook Maryland

FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook is set to launch in this glorious state once it officially unleashes the beast that is fully operational online sports betting. Until that beast is officially unhooked (a leash would probably not suffice), new users can take advantage of a $100 pre-launch bonus in the form of signing up early.

BetMGM Sportsbook Maryland

As experienced as it gets—courtesy of the MGM brand—BetMGM Maryland Sportsbook will become available once the state goes live. For now, unlock a free $200 in bets when signing up prior to Nov. 23, 2022.

PointsBet Sportsbook Maryland

PointsBet Maryland Sportsbook is yet another sports betting app expected to become available for online use. However, it’s currently the sportsbook available for use in the retail area of the state. Users receive $200 right now by preregistering with the upstart sportsbook right now.

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