Washington D.C. to open sports betting licence applications on Dec 3
The District of Colombia’s Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has revealed that it will launch the application process for new sports betting licences in Washington D.C. on December 3.
Applications will be available via an online portal on the OLG’s new sports wagering microsite dclotterysportsbetting.com, as well as through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affair’s business licensing portal dcra.dc.gov.
The online portal will contain forms and instructions for applicants seeking a sports wagering licence in the operator (Class A and Class B), management service provider and supplier categories. Occupational licence applications will be made available from early January 2020.
Potential applicants for licences are advised to contact the OLG Regulation and Oversight Department to arrange a ‘scope of licensing’ meeting before starting their application process, in order to see what they must do to apply.
Applicants will submit substantial information and documentation to help the OLG in determining their qualifications for a licence. In addition, applicants will be required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation to determine their suitability for the market.