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Sports Wagering Regulations - Opportunity for Public Comment

SWARC Regulations


The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) will conduct a competitive process to award up to 30 Class B retail licenses and up to 60 mobile licenses. On July 13, 2022, SWARC approved proposed regulations that will govern the application process, and those regulations were published in the Maryland Register on Aug. 26, 2022.



Opportunity for Public Comment

Written comments on SWARC’s proposed regulations will be accepted for a 30-day period from Aug. 26, 2022 through Sept. 26, 2022. Comments must be received during this 30-day period in order to be considered. Comments will not be accepted by phone.

All comments regarding the proposed regulations that are received from Aug. 26, 2022 through Sept. 26, 2022 will be published on after the 30-day public comment period has ended.


Written comments may also be submitted using one of the following methods:

  • Send an email to
  • Send comments by mail to: James B. Butler, Assistant Deputy Director/Chief of Staff, Maryland Lottery and Gaming, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230. Comments sent by mail must be received by Sept. 26, 2022.

Public Comment Meeting

Comments on SWARC’s regulations will be accepted during a public meeting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2022 in the Auditorium on the first floor of the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at, and an audio recording of the meeting will be published to the site after the meeting has concluded.

Individuals requiring an accommodation in order to participate in the meeting may contact James. B. Butler at 410-230-8781.


Potential Amendments

Any amendments to the regulations requested during the public comment period must be considered by SWARC. If accepted, the changes would be incorporated into the regulations and then the final version of the regulations will be published in the Maryland Register, and will become effective 10 days after publication.


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