Md. Code Regs. - Class B-1 and B-2 Sports Wagering Facility Licenses

A. The Commission shall issue a Class B-1 or B-2 sports wagering facility license to an applicant that meets all applicable licensing requirements under State Government Article, Title 9, Subtitle 1E, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Commission's regulations, and is:
(1) The holder of a license issued by the State Racing Commission to the Maryland State Fair Society to hold a race meeting specified under Business Regulation Article, § 11 "524, Annotated Code of Maryland:
(a) Known as the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc.; or
(b) A subsidiary of the license holder;
(2) Unless a satellite simulcast facility is located at a video lottery facility or a racetrack, a person who is the owner or lessee of a satellite simulcast facility that was granted a permit for satellite simulcast betting before January 1, 2021; or
(3) A person who holds a commercial bingo license, if the facility at which the person operates commercial bingo was permitted to operate at least 200 electronic bingo machines or electronic tip jar machines on January 1, 2021, who is:
(a) Arundel Amusement, Inc. T/A Bingo World; or
(b) Chesapeake Amusements, Inc. d/b/a Rod-N-Reel Bingo.
B. A person that is operating at the racing location at Fair Hill, under Business Regulation Article, Title 11, Subtitle 7, Annotated Code of Maryland, on lands owned by the Department of Natural Resources may apply for a Class B license.
(1) The person that applies for the Class B license shall be a:
(a) For-profit entity;
(b) Nonprofit organization; or
(c) Public-private partnership.
(2) If the Commission issues the person a sports wagering facility license, the licensee may only accept wagers in the facility's special event zone.
C. Not including the Class B-1 and Class B-2 licenses that shall be issued under §A of this regulation, the Commission may issue no more than a cumulative total of 30 Class B-1 and B-2 sports wagering facility licenses described under State Government Article, § 9-1E-06(a)(2)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.
D. The Commission shall deny an application for any of the 30 Class B-1 and Class B-2 described in §C of this regulation to an applicant:
(1) Who is eligible to apply for a Class A-1 or A-2 sports wagering facility license;
(2) Who holds a Class A-1 or A-2 sports wagering facility license; or
(3) Whose sports wagering facility would be located:
(a) Within a 15-mile radius of a Class A-1 or A-2 sports wagering facility located in Allegany County, Cecil County, or Worcester County;
(b) In a county other than Allegany County, Cecil County, or Worcester County, within a 1.5-mile radius of a Class A-1 or A-2 sports wagering facility; or
(c) Within a 1.5-mile radius of any other Class B-1 or B-2 sports wagering facility.


Md. Code Regs.
Amended effective 49:1 Md. R.16, eff. 1/13/2022

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