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BetMGM has launched its online sportsbook in Washington, D.C.! After sports gambling legislation was passed in 2019, BetMGM is now able to bring the excitement of sports betting to Washington D.C. Now you have a way to show your true sports fandom and knowledge by getting behind your favorite teams and sharing in their success on the field.
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Yes, both online and land-based sports betting is legal in Washington, D.C. Sports betting was first legalized with the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018.
This legislation was introduced as Act 22-944 on September 28, 2018, before being signed in by the mayor and enacted as Act 22-594 on January 23, 2019. It was published in the DC Register, with the law L22-0312 being effective from May 03 in the same year.
With the MGM National Harbor having already established our brand across the state and our partnership with MLB’s Washington Nationals, BetMGM is looking to make waves in bringing the best retail and online sports betting experience to D.C. sports fans.
Yes, it is legal to bet on sports online in Washington, D.C. After the Supreme Court overturned PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) in 2018 and the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 came into effect, online sports betting became legal in Washington, D.C. Land-based sportsbooks are allowed to operate their own online sports betting platforms in the District.
However, there are location-based restrictions for online sports bettors depending on the class of license the operator has.
Yes, but there are restrictions specific to betting on college sports. Sports bettors cannot place bets on games in which any D.C. college is taking part, no matter where the game is played. You also can’t place bets on any college sports event that occurs in the District, regardless of the participants.
You can place wagers on college and university teams and events that are based outside the District of Columbia.
You can bet at any authorized Class A or Class B licensed location using online or offline sports betting. There are a growing number of Class B locations, as any hotel, bar, or restaurant can qualify to purchase a license, but a Class B location cannot be within two blocks of a Class A location.
With BetMGM’s recent partnership with the Washington Nationals, expect to see a retail sportsbook pop up at Nationals Park during the 2021 MLB season.
For bettors eager to get into the action right away, BetMGM’s online sportsbook is open for business, and bettors can register and bet from anywhere within the Districtlimits. So, get signed up, claim your welcome bonus, and start placing your bets!
D.C. residents must be at least 18 years of age in order to engage in sports betting.