BetMGM app goes live citywide in DC July 15

July 11, 2024
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The district has had limited access to the app until now.

BetMGM will go live throughout Washington DC on July 15, according to a WTOP News report. Until now, BetMGM’s mobile app has only been available in Nationals Park and its surrounding area.

To celebrate the launch, BetMGM will hold a citywide rollout event at its Nats Park sportsbook. Band performances will start at 7AM, with a media following later in the morning.

DC players have been able to place bets with FanDuel’s betting app since the city’s Office of Lottery and Gaming selected FanDuel this spring to replace GambetDC.

The District of Columbia has allowed legal sports betting since 2020. The city council recently approved a budget that would make room for additional operators to come to DC.

Though the council approved the city’s $21bn proposal for next year’s fiscal budget, the group debated on whether it should pass a recent bill that would change the city’s sports betting program through its budget process.

Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the bill earlier this year. Under the current proposal, the mobile sports betting market would be repaired by allowing major wagering operators a chance to partner with local sports teams.

To date, BetMGM has extended its digital footprint to include more than 25 jurisdictions. During the past year, the brand launched in six North American markets, including New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Ontario, Kansas and Maryland.

BetMGM is currently live in 29 US states.

Currently, more than 35 states have established legal and regulated sports betting markets since the US Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) in May 2018, also known as the Bradley Act.

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