BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s fifth sportsbook opened Thursday after Hollywood Casino in Perryville received approval from regulators to take bets.

The casino, a few miles from the Delaware border, held a grand opening after successfully completing two days of trial runs under the supervision of Maryland Lottery officials.

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The MGM National Harbor casino in Oxon Hill opened the first legal sportsbook in Maryland on Dec. 9; since then , casinos in Baltimore, Hanover and Berlin have also followed suit.

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The casinos are among 17 entities across Maryland that were designated in state law as locations that would be authorized to operate sportsbooks once they cleared regulatory hurdles.

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There is a 15% state tax on the revenue, which is projected to total about $100 million annually once sports betting is fully operational, with about $15 million for the state and $85 million for the businesses.

CBS Baltimore Staff