Unlikely your state of choice is lucky to have a sportsbook at all, but if you do you are in luck. The state has an aforementioned sports betting industry as well as a slew of online operators to choose from. The most notable is Golden Tiger Gaming, who is arguably the best of the bunch. The industry has been in business since the early 1970s, but has been a hotbed for innovation over the past few years. Some of the most successful operators have even branched out into non-gambling sectors, such as real estate, gaming, and health and wellness. The state is also home to some of the country’s most enlightened politicians and bureaucrats. One of the most recognizable occupants, Governor Larry Hogan, has been a consistent vocal advocate for the industry since day one. One of his most notable acts, as mentioned above, is the creation of the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC). Among other duties, the SCARC’s top notch staff are responsible for the implementation of legal wagering in the state.