Sports Betting Referendum Moves Step Closer to Maryland’s November Ballot

Betting that the U.S. Supreme Court may soon approve sports gambling, Maryland lawmakers are advancing bills to ask voters in November whether the state should allow wagering on everything from college basketball to professional football.

The House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that calls for placing a referendum on November’s ballot that asks voters to approve or reject a policy to allow sports wagering at the state’s casinos and racetracks.