DC Lottery executive director resigns amid controversy

Bresnahan has resigned from the DC Lottery.
Bresnahan has resigned from the DC Lottery.

Beth Bresnahan has resigned following controversy surrounding the lottery’s sports betting app GambetDC.

US.- The DC Lottery’s executive director Beth Bresnahan has stepped down from her post after three years.

According to the Washington Times, Bresnahan cited family issues as her reason for leaving.

However, she was due to testify at a DC Council Committee on Business and Economic Development hearing on March 10 over the lottery’s GambetDC sports betting app.

DC Lottery chief financial officer Jeffrey Dewitt, who was also due to appear, resigned from his post a week ago to take up a role at the University of Kansas.

GambetDC controversy

The March 10 hearing was due to ask Bresnahan whether sports betting was bringing in the revenues projected.

Washington’s only mobile sports betting app, GambetDC, developed by Intralot, has been criticised for poor odds and the high percentage of moneyline bets it takes in comparison to other operators.

The five-year $215m contract for the app was narrowly approved. Jack Evans, the official who approved the contract, subsequently resigned but a judge allowed his contract to stay in place.

The app has brought in a significantly lower handle when compared with the William Hill sportsbook that operates at Capital One Arena.

William Hill’s handle for the fiscal year stands at $51m, while GambetDC reported $17.5m.

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