FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nicole Jordan, 202-645-8968/Nicole.Jordan@dc.gov
Office of Lottery and Gaming to Release Sports Wagering License Applications on Dec. 3
Forms and instructions will be available on online portal for applicants seeking Operator, Management Service Provider and Supplier licenses in the District of Columbia
License applications for privately operated sports wagering will be available Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) announced today. The applications will be available through the OLG’s new online application portal, which will be accessible via the OLG’s sports wagering microsite, dclotterysportsbetting.com, and through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affair’s (DCRA) business licensing portal, dcra.dc.gov.
The online portal will contain the forms and instructions for applicants seeking a sports wagering license in the Operator (Class A and Class B), Management Service Provider and Supplier categories. The Occupational License application will be made available in the online portal in early January 2020.
“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,” Bresnahan added.
The OLG is committed to conducting its work with transparency and in a manner that keeps the public informed as it proceeds with licensing sportsbook operations in the District. The OLG will post an application status report for each Operator and Management Services Provider application it receives. The report will include the applicant’s name and principals, location of its proposed sportsbook and application status/outcome of review. Similarly, for applications received in the Supplier category, the OLG will post the applicant’s business name, location of business, description of services provided and application status/outcome of review.
“OLG is committed to expediting the licensing process which will be fair and transparent, but thorough,” Bresnahan said.
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.
Potential applicants for a sports wagering license are advised to contact the OLG Regulation and Oversight Department at (202)788-2100 to arrange a “scope of licensing” meeting prior to beginning the application process. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide each individual applicant with the information that will be required on their application forms and to determine what companies and individuals will need to file application forms for licensing purposes. Once the completed application forms are received, the investigations will commence.
For more information on the Office of Lottery and Gaming’s sports wagering licensing process, visit dclotterysportsbetting.com.