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Can I offer a sports betting product in Maryland? What are the requirements?

To offer a sports betting product in Maryland, you must obtain the necessary licenses and registrations from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (the "Commission"). The following regulations provide the requirements for obtaining licenses and registrations:Sports Wagering Contractor LicensesIf you want to conduct, offer, or operate sports wagering contractor services for a sports wagering licensee in Maryland, you must hold a valid sports wagering contractor license issued by the Commission [1.1]. To obtain a license, you must meet all applicable licensing requirements for a sports wagering contractor under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Commission’s regulations [1.1].The license authorizes you to contract with a sports wagering licensee to conduct, offer, or operate sports contractor services for a sports wagering licensee [1.1]. You must also pay the application and license fees, and submit to a background investigation [1.1].Sports Wagering Facility Operator LicenseIf you want to conduct, offer, or operate sports wagering at a sports wagering facility on behalf of a sports wagering facility licensee in Maryland, you must hold a valid sports wagering facility operator license issued by the Commission [1.3]. To obtain a license, you must meet all applicable licensing requirements for a sports wagering facility under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Commission’s regulations [1.3].The license authorizes you to contract with a sports wagering facility licensee to conduct, offer, or operate sports wagering at a sports wagering facility on behalf of a sports wagering facility licensee [1.3]. You must pay the nonrefundable application fee, obtain a bond, meet all license application requirements, and meet all qualification requirements [1.3].Sports Wagering Vendor Registration and CertificationIf you provide goods or services to a licensed sports wagering facility, mobile sports wagering licensee, online sports wagering operator, sports wagering facility operator, or sports wagering contractor in Maryland, you must be registered or certified by the Commission if the sports wagering vendor is not exempt [1.4]. The Commission may require registration or certification to protect the public interest of the State or accomplish the policies in State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland, or the Commission’s regulations [1.4].To determine if you are exempt from registration or certification, please refer to MDCR 36.10.06.11(C) [1.4].Online Sports Wagering Operator LicenseIf you want to conduct, offer, or operate online sports wagering on behalf of a mobile sports wagering licensee in Maryland, you must hold a valid online sports wagering operator license issued by the Commission [1.2]. To obtain a license, you must meet all applicable licensing requirements for a mobile sports wagering licensee under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Commission’s regulations [1.2].The license authorizes you to contract with a mobile sports wagering licensee to conduct online sports wagering on behalf of the mobile sports wagering licensee [1.2]. You must pay the nonrefundable application fee, provide evidence of a performance bond, meet all license application requirements, and meet all qualification requirements [1.2].ConclusionTo offer a sports betting product in Maryland, you must obtain the necessary licenses and registrations from the Commission. Please refer to the regulations mentioned above for more information.