Legal online sports betting launched in Maryland in November 2022 meaning that the NCAA Tournament in 2023 will be the first Maryland residents can legally bet on March Madness.
The NCAA Men's Tournament is massive from a betting standpoint, with non-stop action, drama, and shocking upsets. This presents an excellent opportunity for sports bettors in the Old Line State.
Here is a closer look at March Madness betting in Maryland.
NCAA Men's Tournament Odds
How to bet on College Basketball in Maryland
To place an online bet on College Basketball in Maryland, you need an account at an online sportsbook. Registering for an account is quick and easy. Simply follow these steps:
#1 Sign-Up For a New Account
At a glance, the registration process may seem daunting. It's actually very quick and easy to complete. The central aspect is verifying your personal details. Follow the prompts to confirm your name, address, and SSN. You will also be asked to verify your email and create a secure password.
Once you submit your details, you will be verified in seconds and can proceed to the next step.
#2 Make A Deposit and Claim a Bonus
After you have registered for a new account, the next step is getting funds into your account to start betting on March Madness in Maryland.
Nearly every sportsbook will offer you a welcome bonus when you make your initial deposit. This generally comes in the form of bonus bets or bet credit back if your first bet doesn't win.
#3 Bet on the NCAA Tournament
Once you've successfully added funds to your account and claimed your welcome bonus, the final step is locking in your first wager.
You can find a range of betting options on the NCAA Tournament at any online sportsbook in Maryland, including odds on:
- Point spreads
- Over/Under totals
- And More
The Best College Basketball Betting Promos in Maryland
NCAA Tournament Betting Strategies
What makes the NCAA Tournament so compelling is the level of unpredictability. While top seeds generally advance deep into the bracket, it's not uncommon to see many of them bow out early.
Coming in with a March Madness betting strategy is a good idea. Consider popular betting trends, data, and analyses, such as:
- Against the spread (ATS) records of each team
- Over/under trends
- KenPom rankings
- How a team has performed against other top-tier teams (Quad 1 records)
- Home vs. road records (remember Tournament games are played at a neutral site)