ONLINE SPORTS WAGERING CLOSER TO MARYLAND LAUNCH

Maryland is a step closer to going live with online sports betting.  The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission says it will announce which companies will be awarded licenses after its November 21st meeting.  Maryland voters approved sports betting through a ballot question two years ago but to date, bets can only be placed in person with a retail sportsbook.  Regulators say people should be able to place bets from the comfort of their homes in late November or early December.