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Maryland April Sports Betting Handle Shows Slight Decline

Maryland sportsbook operators handled $328.4 million in wagers in April, down from the $386 million in total accepted bets during March, according to a report filed Wednesday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission.

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The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the Maryland Problem Gaming Fund received $3.8 million from the bookmakers and the two funds have generated $22 million in revenue from online and retail gaming.

FanDuel Leads Maryland Online Sportsbooks

Maryland online sportsbooks handled $313,472,676.39 in total for a combined April revenue of $25,099,795.63. FanDuel topped Old Line State bookies for the 3rd consecutive month, raking in $150.6 million in wagers that was good for a tops in the state with $16.1 million in April revenue.

DraftKings Maryland generated $100.6 million in handle but took in slightly over $6 million in revenue. The rest of the top five including FanDuel and DraftKings are represented in the table below.


April Handle

April Revenue

Live! Casino (FanDuel)

$150.6 million

$16.1 million


$100.6 million

$6.7 million


$28.3 million

$1.06 million


$15.9 million


Hollywood Casino (Barstool)

$8.5 million


MGM National Harbor Top Retail Destination

MGM National Harbor continues to lead the 10 retail sportsbooks operating legally in Maryland. The industry heavyweight accepted $5.5 million in wagers during April and went away with $225,758.28 in revenue.

Live! Casino and its sportsbook arm FanDuel, handled $4.2 million but broke even thanks to the $15,434.25 offered in non-taxable promotions. The NYC based bookmaker was the only Maryland retail bookie to offer any retail promos during April.


April Handle

April Revenue

MGM National Harbor

$5.5 million


Live! Casino (FanDuel)

$4.2 million


Horseshoe Casino

$1.4 million


Oceans Down Casino

$1.2 million


Hollywood Casino


$38, 573.00

Maryland May Forecast

It has been an up-and-down ride for Maryland bookmakers since the state legalized sports betting in 2021.

Old Line State bookmakers have earned $118,485,849 in combined revenue since July 1, 2022 but we should expect to see a decline during the summer months due to the lack of major US and international sporting events. Here’s a list of sporting events that could help encourage Maryland gaming officials and maybe outdo their April numbers.

  • MLB Regular Season – Maryland has the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals to support.
  • WNBA Regular Season (May 19-September 10). Catch the Washington Mystics in action throughout their 40-game regular season schedule.
  • French Open Tennis (May 22-June 11). Bet on the best in the world in the 2nd Grand Slam of the tennis calendar.
  • Wimbledon (July 3-July 16). The 3rd Grand Slam on the tennis calendar and Wimbledon is the most famous tournament in the world.