The good news for Maryland sports betting won’t stop, will it? After an impressive May, officials and lawmakers were hoping that the strong numbers would continue for the east coast state to kickstart the summer. Well, that’s exactly what has happened, as Maryland sports betting topped $250 million for June numbers. This is what people were hoping to see, as nothing but good things are happening for the state.
According to a report, Maryland officially posted $254 million for its sports betting handle. That’s an unreal number and there’s a good reason why people are so thrilled about that. A large chunk of the betting handle was provided by the mobile betting stats, as more than $243 million was posted via online wagers. This isn’t a major surprise at all, as online betting has long been a favorite for people in the state.
June was always expected to be a prime month for Maryland sports betting, as it’s the heart of the Major League Baseball season and people are also starting to shift their attention to the NFL betting odds. We’ll talk more about that below, but for MLB betting, it has been hot as ever for the state. This makes sense with the Washington Nationals holding so much young talent on its roster.
The rest of the season, MLB bets are going to be high for Maryland. Right now, people are enjoying the All-Star festivities, which will surely result in plenty of wagers too. Things got off to a great start with the Home Run Derby. Then, plenty of bets are also coming in for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. We can’t wait to see what kind of numbers Maryland will post for July, but for now, the June numbers are most certainly something to celebrate.
According to Maryland Lottery and Gaming, June sports betting handle total $254.5 million, with online sports betting account for $243.8 million.
Online sports betting totaled $2.7 million in taxes for the month.
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NFL betting is already off to a hot start for Maryland
In another exciting turn of events, NFL betting is already off to a hot start for Maryland. Later this month, NFL training camps will be getting underway, which means the preseason will be here before you know it and then everyone’s attention will turn to Week 1. This is the time of the year when the anticipation for the new season could not be higher. People are counting down the days for the start of the regular season.
Because of that, plenty of futures bets are being placed as well. In Maryland, there’s always going to be a lot of attention on the Washington Commanders. While Washington doesn’t hold strong NFL betting odds to win the NFC East, people are still excited about some of the youngsters who will be ready to make a splash. There will be plenty of eyes on pass-rusher Chase Young, who is entering his final campaign with the squad.
Young didn’t have his fifth-year option picked up. Now, it’s completely up in the air how things will go for him with this team for the long-term plans. If he has a big year, though, then the Commanders will surely lock him up on a new deal. Elsewhere in the division, plenty of eyes are 100 percent going to be on the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants. As things stand, Philly holds the top odds to win the division.
As a whole for the NFL, though, the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP and he’s going to be poised to have another huge year for KC. There are going to be a lot of people betting on the Chiefs to get the job done, but other squads will surely be in the mix as well. For Washington, plenty of bets will be placed on them each week. They’ll be ready to surprise a lot of people.
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Maryland’s total betting handle has topped $3 billion
Looking at the big picture for the state, Maryland’s total betting handle has topped $3 billion and this is nothing short of sensational. Maryland sports betting hasn’t been in operation overly long, which makes this even more fascinating. From the moment things were launched in the state, there were high expectations for Maryland. But, who thought more than $3 billion would already be reached?
What has really made the difference for Maryland is the fact that online wagers are now available. With mobile options on the table, it of course means that incredible numbers are going to be posted. For a lot of sports fans out there, there’s nothing better than turning on the television, checking the betting odds and then putting money down on your favorite team.
Not long ago, mobile options weren’t an option in Maryland, which had people quite frustrated. That’s now a thing of the past and the results have been eye-opening. Looking ahead to the fall, we can only expect more great numbers to be posted for Maryland. Things keep moving in the right direction for the state, which will result in more revenue for the state. All in all, Maryland is strong for sports betting and things aren’t going to change there.