The OLG regulates privately-operated sports wagering throughout the District, licensing and monitoring these operations and their gaming-related suppliers for compliance with applicable District and federal laws. In addition to license application fees associated with privately-operated sports wagering, the District collects a 10 percent tax on Operators’ monthly gross gaming revenue.

Below is a list of sports wagering license types available in the District of Columbia:

SPORTS WAGERING LICENSING TYPES

License Category

Description

Initial License Fee

License Term

  Operator Class A Sports wagering facilities located at Capital One Arena, Audi Field, Nationals Park, St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena. $500,000 5 Years
Class A
Joint Venture Certified by DSLBD
Sports wagering facilities located at Capital One Arena, Audi Field, Nationals Park, St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena and is a certified joint venture pursuant to the CBE act, where the joint venture has a CBE majority interest, and is also certified as either a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), or Resident-owned Business (ROB). $125,000 5 Years
Class B Individuals, group of individuals, or entities operating private sports wagering facilities. Sports wagering facility cannot be located within 2 block radius of any Class A facility. $100,000 5 Years
Class B
Joint Venture Certified by DSLBD
Individuals, group of individuals, or entities operating private sports wagering facilities and is a certified joint venture pursuant to the CBE act, where the joint venture has a CBE majority interest, and is also certified as either a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), or Resident-owned Business (ROB).

Sports wagering facility cannot be located within 2 blocks of any Class A facility.

$25,000 5 Years
Management Services Provider Individual, group of individuals or entity that contracts with an Operator to manage its sport wagering operations. $10,000 1 Year
Sports Wagering Supplier Individual, group of individuals, or entity that sells or leases sports wagering equipment, systems, or other gaming items necessary to conduct sports wagering. $10,000 1 Year
Occupational Any individual employed by a Sports Wagering Operator or Management Services Provider whose work duties are directly related to or involve sports wagering operated under the jurisdiction of the Office. $100 1 Year