Crab Sports plans to open its new sportsbook in downtown Baltimore with partner Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, a famous local eatery and watering hole in downtown Baltimore. The Baltimore location will provide access to an underserved metro area and convenience for local bettors.
— Crab Sports (@crabsportsmd) July 13, 2023
In a statement, Crab Sports CEO Derek Baker said the company is excited to bring its experience to Charm City.
Crab Sports will offer competitive odds and betting options on all major sports both online and at retail partner Jimmy’s Famous Seafood.
Crab Sports will aim to differentiate itself in Maryland through unique in-person experiences and rewards programs. This includes appearances by their signature betting crab mascot for customers.
Crab Sports Joins a Blossoming Maryland Sports Betting Industry
Maryland has seen immense sports betting growth since becoming the 19th state to legalize wagering in November 2021.
Sports betting officially launched on December 8, 2021, with retail sportsbooks opening at casinos and racetracks. Online sports betting in MD followed shortly after in January 2022.
In less than a year since its launch, Maryland has become a top 10 sports betting market in the country in terms of handle.
Since the state legalized retail and online sports betting in December 2021, Maryland betting apps have handled over $4 billion in wagers and generated $160 million in revenue as of January 2023.
This includes major operators like DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and Caesars already competing in the state.
About Crab Sports
Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Baltimore, Crab Sports has rapidly expanded along the East Coast over the last few years.
The company currently operates sportsbooks in Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Known for its local roots and quirky Maryland branding, Crab Sports aims to provide a fun and engaging betting experience centered around Maryland sports fandom.
Their impending entry into the Maryland market represents a homecoming for this rising regional sportsbook operator.
About Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is a beloved local institution in Baltimore, Maryland. Initially, the restaurant was opened in 1974 by founders Jimmy and Dot Minadakis as a seafood carryout counter.
Over the years, Jimmy’s has grown into a full-service restaurant and crab house in the Dundalk neighborhood of Baltimore.