Regulators Say DC Sports Betting App Should Be Launching In March
DC gambling regulators said that the "long-awaited app to place bets on sports is scheduled to launch in the nation's capital in March," and the only application for a sportsbook license so far "involves a British bookmaker looking to operate at Capital One Arena," according to Fenit Nirappil of the WASHINGTON POST. Officials had "hoped the program would launch in September with the start of the NFL season." The DC Lottery, which oversees sports betting, said that the app "should be live in March." Only adults "over the age of 18 can use the app, and only within city limits." The DC Lottery began "accepting applications for sports betting licenses in December." William Hill has "struck a deal with the owner of Capital One Arena to operate a sportsbook at a site formerly occupied by the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille." Regulators "met with the applicant on Friday." A DC Lottery spokesperson said that regulators have "met with other prospective sports betting operators who have not formally submitted applications yet" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/11).