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 a 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 Service 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
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