On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the District of Columbia City Council voted 11-2 in favor of the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018. Before the legislation becomes law, it must be signed first by Mayor Bowser and then approved by the Congress. In addition, the Lottery must develop the requirements and processes for the licensing, regulating and operating sports gaming in the District of Columbia. The current estimate is that this will take some six months before sports gaming becomes active.
2018 Sports Betting in District of Columbia: Analysis and Business Case of the Economic Impact of Regulating and Operating Sports Betting through the DC Lottery, Prepared by Spectrum Gaming Group, December 27, 2018