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Washington D.C. sports betting: Is legal sports betting available in Washington D.C.?

5th April, 17:06

Yes, sports betting in Washington D.C. is legal, but not yet available.

Sports betting in Washington D.C.

The D.C. Council voted to authorize legalized sports betting in December, 2018. The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 became effective as of May 3, 2019.

The law was passed to allow both online and in-person sports betting inside the district, and it was expected to launch before the 2019 NFL regular season. However, that did not happen, and instead the rumors are for the summer of 2020.

Online sportsbooks in Washington D.C.

None.

Retail sportsbooks in Washington D.C.

There are no sportsbooks or casinos in the District. Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals, is on record saying there will be a domestic sportsbook inside Capital One Arena. The building also houses the WNBA's Washington Mystics and Georgetown University's basketball team.

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