Maryland recorded 16.5m geolocation transactions across the UK Thanksgiving holiday in a strong start for the state, according to GeoComply data.


The Old Line State opened its doors to online betting last week, timed ahead of the national holiday.

GeoComply noted that across the seven operators who have gone live there, 477,365 unique accounts were found between November 23-27.

Furthermore, there were 3.7m geolocation transactions on Thanksgiving Day alone.

GeoComply's senior vice president of compliance, Lindsay Slader, said: “A strong start for the regulated market delivers on the promise of new revenues and consumer protections.

“Marylanders will continue to ditch illegal offshore sportsbooks for the security of legal, regulated operators that provide player safeguards and tax dollars for the state, just as lawmakers intended.”

Maryland decision-makers plan to keep their promise of using tax dollars from online betting to boost the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, a project by the state to improve its education.

Geolocation traffic for Maryland on Thanksgiving weekend came close to the 17.1m transactions recorded in New Jersey, which has a far bigger population than Maryland.