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Bars in Washington D.C. are now interested in offering that gambling modality. Credits: oregonlive.com

The sports betting regulations in Washington D.C. allow bars to offer sports betting if they update their licences.

US.- Sports betting seems to have landed in the United States to revolutionise the gambling industry. Not only that, but other industries are seeing the benefits from sports betting: bars in Washington D.C. are now interested in offering that gambling modality.

Washington D.C. has the particularity of being the only state that doesn’t have casinos, horse trucks or other gambling locations in which it can offer sports betting. That is why the current law allows arenas, bars and restaurants and convenience store kiosks to feature sports betting services. The city will be in charge of a digital app for mobile betting as well.

Dirty Water Sports Bar, Duffy’s Irish Pub, Wet Dog Tavern, Lyve, Brig and Lou’s City Bar are the six bars in D.C. that have applied to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration to update their liquor licences so they can add sports betting as one of the features in their offering.

A Class A operator licence allows both physical and mobile sports betting at Capital One Arena, Audi Field, Nationals Park and the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights. Class B operator licences allow private brick-and-mortar businesses to offer sports betting.

“We’re working on finalising regulations for Class A and B,” says Nicole Jordan, director of marketing and communications for D.C. Lottery. “We have a 30-day comment period. We’ve received over 100 comments of things for us to consider in terms of changing some of the rules. Most of the comments are more for clarity purposes.”

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