Legal & Regulatory News

The District of Columbia has confirmed that it will accept licence applications for privately operated sports betting from next week.

After adopting final sports betting regulations in September, the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) will make forms and instructions available on Tuesday 3 December for applicants seeking a sports wagering licence in the operator (Class A and Class B), management service provider, and supplier categories.

“Our team has been working to establish a framework for regulating sports wagering that is fair and fosters public confidence and trust in the process while generating new revenue for the District,” said OLG executive director Beth Bresnahan. “We look forward to receiving applications and to the sports wagering industry soon launching in the District of Columbia.

“OLG is committed to expediting the licensing process which will be fair and transparent, but thorough.”

Applicants in each licensed category will be asked to submit substantial information and documentation that will assist the OLG in determining their overall qualifications for a license. Applicants will be required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation to determine suitability to participate in the sports wagering industry.

The applications will be available through the OLG’s new online application portal, which will be accessible via, and through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affair’s (DCRA) business licensing portal,