As council considers expanding sports betting to competing operators, head of D.C. Lottery resigns

As council considers expanding sports betting to competing operators, head of D.C. Lottery resigns

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  • Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post
June 13, 2024 8:24 PM
  • Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post

Frank Suarez, who led the D.C. Lottery through a turbulent period with an underperforming sports-betting contractor, has resigned to take a new job in Connecticut, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

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Suarez’s resignation as the head of the agency, which is effective July 31, comes a day after the D.C. Council advanced legislation through the city’s fiscal 2025 budget that would drastically revamp the District’s sports-wagering landscape. But Natalie Wilson, a spokeswoman for the office of the chief financial officer, said Suarez’s resignation was tied to a new opportunity to become the president and chief executive of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Suarez’s resignation was earlier reported on the social media site X by Washington City Paper’s Alex Koma.