Sports betting across Washington DC is set to take a big step forward on Tuesday, as the licensing process opens up to operators, suppliers and management service providers across the district.
While it is not yet clear as to when people will be able to place bets, those wishing to gain an application form will be able to do so on Tuesday. Meanwhile operational licenses, which will be reserved for employees of sports betting providers, will be available in January.
It is predicted that the licensing process could take between one and three months, however Legal Sports Report suggests that those operating in certain North American jurisdictions could get six-month provisional licenses.
According to a spokesperson for the Office of Lottery and Gaming, the licensing timeline may vary based on the completeness and complexity of the proposed operations
Sports betting across the district is due to be powered by Intralot, via retailers and its mobile app. Bets placed via retail and online channels will attract a levy of 10 per cent on gross revenue from bets.
The Intralot app, which is due to go live in early 2020, will allow bettors to wager on sporting events from anywhere in DC, however federal-owned land and within a two-block radius of Class A licensees.
Gaming tech firm Newgioco Group has also been chosen by Grand Central to supply the ELYS platform for its sportsbook at the Grand Central sports bar and Capo deli in Washington DC.