There have been all types of hurdles slowing down sports betting in many states and the nation’s capitol is no exception. The powers that be in the district really want sports betting and feel that the public wil benefit from it.
Operators can apply for a sports betting license for their venue. The idea is that most any professional sporting event will have a sports betting option on-site.
Sports bars in the are have also been interested and according to wamu.org the following locations are or interested or have applied:
Most recently a hurdle in the form of a lawsuit was put in way. The suit was brought by an app developer that claims the way Washington DC has handled this undertaking has excluded himself and like-minded companies from participating.
Here is an update on this situation:
BREAKING: A District of Columbia judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction preventing the DC Lottery from moving forward with sports betting.
— Matt Carey (@MattCareyGC) October 18, 2019
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