DC sports betting licensing process to begin on Tuesday

Regulator OLG announced the application process in DC to get a sports betting licence will kick off next Tuesday, December 3.

US.- As the segment thrives nationwide, Washington DC is soon to launch sports betting. That’s why the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) will launch the application process for new licences next Tuesday.

The OLG will launch an online portalfor operators interested in DC to apply for a licence. Moreover, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affair’s business licensing portal will also receive applications.

The OLG advised applicants to contact them beforehand, in order to arrange a ‘scope of licensing’ meeting before Tuesday. That way, they expect the DC sports betting licencing process to be as neat as possible.

Sports betting rules

The Office of Lottery and Gaming announced the adoption of rules to regulate sports betting in DC back in September. The rules were published as support implementation of the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” passed by the City Council last year.

Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan explained that the 115-page document incorporates feedback from potential operators in DC’s emerging industry submitted during the public comment period that closed on July 15.

“The changes incorporated by the Office largely provide further clarification to the operating community and did not fundamentally change the rules as initially proposed earlier this summer,” she said

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