July 30, 2019

Adopted rules published in D.C. Register on August 30 

August 30, 2019 – The Office of Lottery and Gaming (the “Office”) today announced the adoption of its rules governing sports wagering in the District of Columbia. The rules, which were published in the August 30, 2019 issue of the District of Columbia Register, support implementation of the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” passed by the D.C. City Council in December 2018. 

Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan said, “The 115-page document incorporates feedback from potential operators in the District’s emerging sports wagering 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.” 

The Office will release additional information and guidance to potential applicants for sports wagering licenses as it prepares to formally launch the licensing process in the coming weeks. 

The Office’s adopted sports wagering regulations can be read online.