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 GambetDC?

Right now. GambetDC is live and you can start betting today at www.gambetdc.com. We know that there is a  limited number of events to wager on but we wanted to provide you with an opportunity get familiar with the platform in preparation for the return of sports.

How do I register for a GambetDC Account?

Registering for a GambetDC account is quick and easy.

To begin go to  www.gambetdc.com . Press the “Register”  button in the top right corner of your screen and follow the instructions.  To fully activate your Account, you must validate your email address. You will receive an email to the email address provided that will instruct you to click the link provided to validate your Account and log in your Account using the username and password you selected in the registration process. Once you have successfully performed these steps, your Account will be activated.

If you do not receive the validation email immediately after creating an account check your spam folder or contact Customer Care at Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708 or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com.

Do I have to be in District of Columbia to create an Account?

No. You can register for an Account, deposit or withdraw funds, and navigate the site from any location outside of the District; however, you will be unable to place wagers outside of the District’s jurisdictional boundaries.

I did not get my verification email. What should I do?

Check you spam folder  for the email. If you do not have it or the link has expired contact Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708 or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com.

How do I log into my Account?

To log into your Account go to www.gambetdc.com and click on the “Login” button located in the top right corner of the website. Enter your username and password and click “Login”.

If you need help, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708, via live chat or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com.

Why do I need to verify my Account?

The Account Verification process is a mandatory step to complete your registration and to ensure that you have full access to all Account functions.  When you register your Account, you are able to Deposit and place bets for up to 30 days; however, you are unable to withdraw any funds that are available for withdrawal until you have verified your Account.

To verify your Account, you need to submit the required identification documents within 30 days from the date of your registration. If the verification process is not completed within the specified time frame, your Account will be temporarily blocked from making deposits or conducting any wagering activity.  You will be able to login to complete the Account Verification process.

To verify your Account, go to “My Account” and then to “Account Verification.” Follow the steps to upload the requested documents.

If you need help, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708, via live chat or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com.

What documents are required to verify my Account?

To successfully verify your Account, you will be asked to upload one of the following documents:

  • Social Security Card,
  • State-issued ID Card,
  • Driver’s License, or
  • Valid Passport.

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

If you need help, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708, via live chat or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com.

How do I send my verification documents?

To submit your verification documents, scan and upload each document by following the steps detailed in “Account Verification” in the “My Account” section.

I need help. Is there someone I can call or email?

If you need help, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-261-5708, via live chat or email at support@gambetdc.dclottery.com. We are here to help you 24/7.

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.
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