D.C. Lottery Prepared To Regulate And Operate Sports Betting

After failing to implement sports betting before a federal ban was adopted, the D.C. Lottery is now ready to take the lead as operator and regulatory authority if a bill is passed by the city council, according to the lottery’s director.

In November 1989, the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board, which oversees the D.C. Lottery, tried to raise revenues by introducing a sports pool lottery, only to back down after strong opposition from professional sports leagues.

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