It’s all finally happening. Maryland online sports betting will officially launch on Wednesday, Nov. 23, just in time for a busy week of Thanksgiving football.

Maryland Lottery Director John A. Martin made the announcement at today’s Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency meeting. The announcement came one day after the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) approved the first 10 online sports betting licenses in the state.

Martin said a launch time for Nov. 23 will be announced at a later date.

UPDATED: Sports betting operators will be able to accept bets on Monday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 10 p.m. as part of a “test launch” requirement to fully launch on Nov. 23. Operators will accept bets in this timeframe and then have to shut down on Tuesday, Nov. 22, as the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency review Monday’s operations.

If all goes well, the operators will be able to fully launch on Nov. 23 at a to be determined time.

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Maryland online sports betting heading for launch

Ten sports betting operators will be eligible to launch next week, Martin said, as long as they successfully complete their necessary controlled demonstrations.

SWARC approved these operators and their partners for an online license at Tuesday morning’s commission meeting.

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