DC sports betting licensing process to begin "within weeks"

3 September 2019

Washington DC’s sports betting licence application process is to begin within weeks after formal rules were approved by the District of Columbia regulator.

The Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) gave the green light to updated plans, which outline matters such as licence terms, and support implementation of the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act passed by the DC City Council in December 2018.

The document also includes responses to comments on initial regulations by stakeholders including DraftKings, William Hill and MGM Resorts, who are likely to apply for licences.

The OLG said in a statement that it will release additional information and guidance to potential applicants for sports wagering licenses as it prepares to formally launch the licensing process in the coming weeks.

DC Lottery executive director Beth Bresnahan, whose company has a contract with Intralot to run its sports betting operations, said: “The 115-page document incorporates feedback from potential operators in the District’s emerging sports wagering industry submitted during the public comment period that closed on July 15.

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