While FanDuel enjoys a city-wide monopoly, other operators lobby for D.C. mobile betting access

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While FanDuel enjoys a city-wide monopoly, other operators lobby for D.C. mobile betting access

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  • Bennett Conlin, Sports Handle
May 6, 2024 8:32 PM
  • Bennett Conlin, Sports Handle

Four sports betting operators testified during a Washington D.C. Council committee hearing in support of a bill to bring an open, competitive sports wagering marketplace to the District. Despite their support, it could be years until a betting app other than FanDuel accepts wagers across Washington D.C.

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Representatives from BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, and Fanatics Sportsbook all spoke at Wednesday’s Business and Economic Development Public Hearing, showing support for D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie’s bill that aims to bring multiple sports betting apps to the District.

Currently, only FanDuel is granted District-wide mobile access. FanDuel gained widespread mobile access in April, replacing GambetDC by becoming an Intralot subcontractor.