The list of Maryland online sports betting operators is now at 11 as Crab Sports joins a growing lineup of choices Marylanders now have to bet on sports via computer or mobile device.
The Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission announced that, on July 10, Crab Sports successfully completed a controlled demonstration of its online sports wagering platform. The platform is available at crabsports.com.
As part of the controlled demonstration, customers participated in live wagering as Maryland Lottery & Gaming staff ensured that Crab Sports was able to comply with all required procedures and that its systems functioned properly.
As a result, Maryland regulators issued a license to Crab Sports, Inc. and its operator partner, iGaming Cloud, Inc., for a Maryland sports betting app.
Crab Sports A Locally Focused Operator
Compared to some of its online competitors with national profiles, Crab Sports is a relatively smaller operator.
Previously, Crab Sports has described its business plan as “engaging local Maryland businesses to build market share through performance driven partnerships ensuring that all proceeds from sports wagering activities stay within the local community.”
One connection involving Crab Sports and a local company is a deal with Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in southeast Baltimore. Jimmy’s is a restaurant known in the Baltimore region and elsewhere for its crab cakes.
Best Sports Betting App Maryland Choices
Crab Sports joins a robust lineup of Maryland betting apps, including:
Barstool Sportsbook (operator for PENN Maryland/Hollywood Casino in Perryville)
Betfred Sportsbook (operator for Long Shot’s in Frederick)
BetMGM Maryland (operator for BetMGM Maryland Sports/MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill)
BetRivers (operator for Arundel Amusements/Bingo World in Brooklyn Park)
Caesars Sportsbook Maryland (operator for CZR Maryland Mobile Opportunity/Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore)
DraftKings (Crown MD Online Gaming)
Fantatics Sportsbook (operator for Maryland Stadium Sub, LLC)
FanDuel (operator for PPE Maryland Mobile/Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover)
PointsBet (operator for Riverboat on the Potomac in Charles County)
SuperBook (SBOpco, LLC)
Also 10 Retail Maryland Sportsbooks
In addition to those companies, many of which offer Maryland sports betting promos, there are also these 10 retail sports wagering facilities in Maryland:
Bingo World in Brooklyn Park
Greenmount Station in Hampstead
Hollywood Casino in Perryville
Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore
Live! Casino in Hanover
Long Shot’s in Frederick
Maryland Stadium Sub at FedEx Field in Landover
MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill (from the company that offers BetMGM Maryland)
Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin
Riverboat on the Potomac in Charles County
Maryland Lottery & Gaming notes that additional mobile operators and retail locations are expected to launch in the near future.
In the recently concluded fiscal year (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023), sports wagering contributed more than $25 million in taxes with proceeds mostly going to education. Plus, about $2 million in expired sports wagering prizes were paid to the Maryland Problem Gambling Fund, which supports responsible gambling programs, including free counseling for Maryland residents.