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In Rush To Start Sports Betting, D.C. Lawmakers Debate ‘Extraordinary Recommendation’ For Contract

Martin Austermuhle Jan 29, 2019

If D.C. officials have their way, residents and visitors will be able to cast legal wagers on sports at physical locations and by using an app by as early as this fall, beating every other jurisdiction in the Washington region and potentially reaping a first-to-the-market revenue windfall.

But the city’s breakneck pace towards implementing sports betting—made legal by the Supreme Court last May, and approved by the D.C. Council in December—has prompted unease, including among good-government groups, private operators of popular betting platforms, and some city lawmakers.

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