D.C. Council looks for alternatives to city’s problem-plagued betting app

D.C. Council looks for alternatives to city’s problem-plagued betting app

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  • Bennett Conlin, Sports Handle
January 18, 2024 7:56 PM
  • Bennett Conlin, Sports Handle
  • Washington DC

Washington, D.C.’s sports betting market could undergo a major shakeup in 2024.

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At Thursday’s meeting of the D.C. Council’s Committee on Business and Economic Development (CBED), the D.C. Lottery suggested that GambetDC no longer be the sports betting app with the most online access across the District. The lottery stopped short of saying the market should be opened up to all mobile operators, though.

Instead, the lottery suggested its contract with third-provider Intralot be extended. Rather than Intralot operating GambetDC, however, Intralot would subcontract a private operator like BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, or FanDuel — which all have a retail presence in D.C. — to run the District’s primary sports betting app.