The latest Maryland sports betting deal is pairing a regional sportsbook entity with a organization that specializes in one particular of the state’s most popular items.
Maryland-primarily based Crab Sports, which is set to launch later this year, has announced a sports betting partnership with longtime Baltimore restaurant Jimmy’s Popular Seafood.
Crab Sports touts itself as a sportsbook “backed by Maryland people” that will cater to the regional industry. Baltimore is house to the NFL’s Ravens and MLB’s Orioles and also is close to teams that play in Washington, like the NFL’s Commanders, NBA’s Wizards, NHL’s Capitals, MLB’s Nationals and D.C. United of Significant League Soccer.
Jimmy’s Popular Seafood, in southeast Baltimore, has been operating due to the fact 1974. The restaurant is recognized for its crab cakes, a popular Maryland staple, and ships them nationwide.
Crab Sports was one particular of two operators to gain approval from the state’s Sports Wagering Application Critique Commission final month for a Maryland sportsbook license.
Ahead of going reside, the operators have to acquire final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Manage Commission, like proof of operating capacity with a controlled demonstration.
The other operator authorized by SWARC in February was SBOpco LLC, the corporate name for the Maryland SuperBook Sportsbook.
These two seek to join the list of sports betting operators in the state. As of February’s economic reporting at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming web-site, there had been ten retail and eight mobile sportsbooks operating in Maryland.