BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a new campaign to have Marylanders “vote yes” on the November ballot.
DraftKings funded $250,000 to help fund the advocacy group “Vote Yes On Question 2.”READ MORE: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate
The campaign is urging voters to support the second question on the ballot that would legalize sports betting in Maryland.
According to the “Vote Yes” group website, sports betting would raise an estimated $40 million a year in tax revenue for the state, and the majority of it, if not all of the funds raised, will be spent on education.READ MORE: Bouncing back: Ledecky finally wins gold at Tokyo Games
In March, a bill to put the question on the ballot was approved by the General Assembly.
In a statement to WJZ, DraftKings said, in part:MORE NEWS: 'Our Jaws Dropped': Essex Daycare Teacher Caught On Camera Yanking Child To The Ground
“Legalizing sports betting will allow for a customer-centric experience and shut down illegal sites that offer no consumer protections. It will also keep money in Maryland that’s currently going to legal markets in neighboring states.”