GambetDC is Washington, DC’s world class sports betting platform. It is a new betting experience in the District that makes live betting and wagering on sporting events just as easy as watching them. Whether you bet using the GambetDC app or website, you can bet with friends, have fun, game responsibly, and join a community of winners. Bet on the home team, any team or game around the globe. Whenever and wherever there is a sports competition, GambetDC is at your fingertips. It’s easy. It’s secure and is brought to you by the DC Lottery.

Unlike any other sports betting offering in the District, GambetDC is powered by the DC Lottery – the same Lottery you’ve known and trusted since 1982. Like the DC Lottery’s traditional lottery games, net revenues generated from GambetDC are returned to the District’s General Fund to directly benefit the residents and the economic vitality of the District of Columbia – that’s a win-win!


GambetDC FAQs

When can I start betting on games using the DC Lottery’s sports wagering app?

GambetDC, the sports betting platform powered by the DC Lottery, is tested and ready to go live. At this time, almost all sports leagues around the world have suspended play indefinitely due to growing concerns around the COVID-19 virus and, as a consequence, there are little-to-no games or bets to offer. This goes for the Lottery’s offering, as well as any other sports books operating in the U.S. and globally.

We are revising our sports wagering launch strategy based on the current state of world events, but will be posting information about the platform in the coming days, including introducing the brand and its functionalities. The Lottery and Intralot are prepared to launch the platform when it is safe for the sports world to return.

Are there House Rules for GambetDC?

District Operated sports wagering rules (Hose Rules) were adopted as final on March 3, 2020, and became effective on March 13, 2020 when they were published the D.C. Register (Vol. 67 – No.5).  The rules can be viewed here.

What sports can I bet on?

GambetDC will allow users to bet on a variety of professional and college sporting events including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis, auto racing, boxing, cricket and darts.

Please see Executive Order 20-S-003 for a list of approved sports in the District.

Can I bet on college games?

Yes, betting on college and university teams that are located outside of the District of Columbia is permitted. However, wagering is not allowed on any collegiate sports or athletic event that takes place in the District. Wagering is not allowed on any collegiate sports or athletic event in which any District of Columbia college team participates, regardless of where the event takes place. Betting on any high school sports or sporting events is prohibited.

Can I bet on horse racing?

Horse racing will not be offered through GambetDC.

How old do I have to be to bet?

18+ .

The Office may take necessary action against an underage player who circumvents or attempts to circumvent controls to prevent underage play.  Actions may include, but are not limited to, immediate stoppage of play, account closure, and confiscation of winnings.

Do I have to be in Washington, DC to make a bet on the GambetDC app?

Yes. The app and website platforms have a geo-fencing feature that requires GambetDC players to be within Washington, DC and not within restricted play areas of the District.

A player can login and access their GambetDC Account from anywhere. This includes depositing and withdrawing funds to/from their Account. A player will not be allowed to place a wager unless they are in an allowed area within the District.

Can you explain where the “restricted play areas within the District” are where I cannot place wagers using GambetDC?

There are certain areas within the District where betting using GambetDC is prohibited. These areas include all federal enclaves such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial that fall within the area defined under the Shipstead-Luce Act that includes the monumental core of the District, along the Potomac waterfront and Rock Creek Park.  You are also not able to place bets with GambetDC within 2 blocks of major stadiums such as Audi Field, Capital One Arena and, Nationals Park and St. Elizabeths East Entertainment Sports Arena. Click here to see a map.

Will the GambetDC app be the only way to bet on sporting events in DC?

No, in addition to the Lottery’s GambetDC app and website, the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” which legalized sports betting in the District also authorized private operators to offer sports books at licensed locations. So, you may soon also be able to wager at the District’s major sports arenas and at some bars and restaurants.

Additionally, the Lottery anticipates a roll out of its sports betting program at licensed retail locations in Fall 2020, following an upgrade of Lottery terminals and other equipment necessary to support the retail sports wagering network.

What type of wagers can I make on a game or sporting event?

Single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, money line pools, exchange wagering, in-game betting, in-play bets, proposition bets and straight bets on sporting events are permitted.

What type of documentation will I be asked for to create an Account on GambetDC?

To create a GambetDC Account, you will be required to input your first and last name, date of birth, gender, last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN), home address, telephone number and email address.

To verify your Account, which is required within 30 days of creating an Account and before any winnings can be withdrawn, you will be asked to upload one (or more) of the following documents:

  • Social Security card,
  • State-issued ID card,
  • Driver’s license, or
  • Valid passport

The requested document(s) must be valid (expired documents will be rejected), in color, and clearly legible scanned copies.

Why do I have to upload documents to verify my identity and my GambetDC Account?

In order to maintain the security of the funds you upload to your Account, it’s of vital importance that we know that the person using those funds is actually you.

Can I bet using a credit card?

Yes, you can fund your GambetDC Account from a variety of sources including debit card, credit card, Skrill wallet and I-ACH (bank account).

Who sets the point spread and can it change for a game or other sporting event?

Point spreads are set by the Lottery’s vendor/trading desk and can change depending on betting trends, player injuries or a variety of other factors. Once you make your wager, your point spread is locked in.

How are the odds calculated?

The Lottery employs a vendor, Intralot, to analyze the games and set odds in accordance with its risk tolerance.

Will my winnings be taxed?

Yes.Winnings are subject tax withholdings and tax reporting.

Where does DC sports betting revenue go?

Net profit from the Lottery’s GambetDC will go to the District’s General Fund to support public programs, services and initiatives.

What responsible gaming measures is the Lottery putting in place with the launch of sports betting?

The DC Office of Lottery and Gaming is committed to encouraging responsible gaming practices and understands that players sometimes need time to reassess their gambling strategies or just need a break.  The OLG’s responsible gaming program offers sports bettors as well as lottery players many areas of support such as:

  • Tools within the GambetDC platform to help you self-manage your gaming activity such as the ability to set bet, deposit and time limits and/or temporarily suspend your Account;
  • The OLG Self-Exclusion Program which allows you to voluntarily request to be excluded from legalized gaming activities within the District of Columbia for a pre-determined length of time; and,
  • Encouraging all players to ask questions, gather information and conduct research on the type of help that is most appropriate for your situation.  The OLG works closely with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that offers support and counseling if you have concerns on managing your play or even if you’re concerned about a family member or friend.