Is Sports Betting Legal in District of Columbia?
Yes, but you cannot bet in District of Columbia quite yet.
- Can you bet online? Pending
- Can you bet in person? Pending
The D.C. Council approved a bill in December 2018 that would allow for sports betting. It officially became law in late March 2019. The plan was originally to have physical sportsbooks accepting bets by football season, but those efforts stalled amid controversy. Now, D.C. regulators say betting, including mobile wagering via the D.C. Lottery's app, will be up and running by March 2020.