888 Holdings’ new incarnation, SI Sportsbook, is launching in Virginia next month and the company’s parent company, Caesars Entertainment, has made it a priority to launch in Florida by 2022. Meanwhile, Maryland has unveiled its sports betting plan of attack, a plethora of retail locations are in the works. In fact, Maryland is about to become the hottest gaming market in the United States, with the new state set to surpass Las Vegas in just under a year. The state’s gaming industry raked in over $3 billion in gross gaming revenue in 2014, and is expected to grow by another 10 percent over the next four years. It is also home to some of the world’s most reputable and revered land-based casinos. In fact, Maryland has been dubbed the “Gambling Capital of the USA” thanks to its many casinos and its friendly and laid back atmosphere. In addition to online and mobile sports betting, the state is also home to a state lottery, which will be launching a new game called the Lucky Lady.
The state’s other mainstay, poker, has been a mainstay for some time, and is expected to grow even larger in the years to come. In addition, the state’s legal poker industry will soon be joined by a plethora of new online and mobile poker operators.