MARYLAND — Ohio’s Marylanders will have to get used to it, if they want to win a Big Ten title.
A Big Ten announcement Wednesday says the Maryland Board of Governors approved plans to add three online poker machines to the state’s existing gaming venues, and the move could help lure a new sports betting industry to the area.
The move is the latest to spur online gambling in the state, a major league in its own right, with the largest players like BetOnline, GamblingStars, and FanDuel.
It’s not known when the machines will be operational, but they’ll be ready for public use when they do.
Maryland, home to more than 4.5 million residents, has the fourth-largest gambling population in the country behind New York, California and New Jersey.