Md. legislators looking to legalize sports betting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – One hot topic in Annapolis right now is legalizing sports betting. Now that Maryland’s neighboring states, Delaware and New jersey along with DC, have made it official, many legislators in Annapolis are hoping to follow in their footsteps.
Those in favor say it could provide much needed revenue for educational programs in the state.
“I know a lot of folks that like to wager, I’m not one of them, but for those that do I would rather you do it in Maryland that way that money goes to our schools,” explains Del. Carl Anderton.
Now this isn’t the first time legislators have set out on a quest to make sports betting legal, it actually failed last year but some are hoping they can make better headway this time around.