ONLINE MOBILE AND SPORTS BETTING LAUNCHES

Let the gambling begin.  Online sports betting officially launched yesterday in Maryland.  Voters approved it two years ago and it’s finally happening.  Seven sports books went live at 9 a.m. Eastern time.  This means people no longer have to go to casinos to bet on a game.  They can now do it from the comfort of their own home, by phone or computer.  State officials say this could generate 30-million dollars in tax revenue for the first year and nearly 100-million by 2027.