Maryland Sports-Betting Bill Clears Legislature, But Remaining States Unlikely To Act So Quickly

  • Coronavirus pandemic puts sports-betting bills on hold
  • Maryland legislature approves stripped-down bill to remain on sports-betting schedule
  • Suspension of U.S. sports leagues halts launch of sportsbooks

Since 2018, the U.S. sports-betting industry has had the momentum of a boulder rolling downhill, but that boulder has encountered a roadblock of historic proportions in the form of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several gaming lobbyists who spoke to VIXIO GamblingCompliance in recent days agree that almost all sports-betting bills are likely out of sight and out of mind for the foreseeable future.

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