A new bill would open up D.C.'s much-criticized mobile sports betting program to big-name apps like FanDuel and DraftKings. Why it matters: Since legalizing sports gambling in 2019, the D.C. government has only allowed its own GambetDC app to be used for online betting, except inside sports arenas and sportsbooks.
Washington, D.C. gambling laws allow residents to participate in charitable games, bingo games, lottery games, sports betting, and sports betting. However, there are no commercial casinos, horse tracks, or off-track betting in Washington, D.C. All the gambling operations are overseen by the DC Lottery.
Washington D.C. has no legal online casino options. Though it was technically the first jurisdiction in the country to approve real-money online casino games, elected officials repealed this authorization less than a year later. These games remain illegal now and for the foreseeable future.
It shall be unlawful for any person, or association of persons, within the District of Columbia to purchase, possess, own, or acquire any chance, right, or interest, tangible or intangible, in any policy lottery or any lottery, or to make or place a bet or wager, accept a bet or wager, gamble or make books or pools on ...
Wagering on sports is fully legal online, on mobile and at specific retail venues, however, this is heavily restricted. Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel and BetMGM are only licensed at specific sports stadiums in the city, with two-block perimeter zones set up around them for permitted app use.
It is owned by the CBS Entertainment Group unit of Paramount Global via BET Networks and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and was formerly headquartered in Washington, D.C. As of February 2015, approximately 88,255,000 American households (75.8% of households with television) receive the channel.